|Less mobile people of all ages are currently using Drinkup
to help them live more independently, particularly those with
disabilities arising from:
- Parkinson's Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Motor Neurone Disease / Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Tetraplegia / Quadriplegia
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Drinkup has also benefited people in hospital and other professional care environments.
Examples include; orthopaedic, surgical, burns, specialist spinal injury, elderly care and palliative care wards.
|Benefits to the patient:
- Enables people to drink without assistance from Carers
- For the elderly, injured or less able person, where the
use of hands, arms or control of grip is impaired, weak
- Free standing and self-supporting.
- Simple to use and fully adjustable.
- Can be used whilst lying or seated, from a bed or chair.
- Accepts almost any household cup, mug, glass, drinks can
or NHS type water jug for larger drinks.
- The user controls the amount of fluid required via a special
- The bite valve acts as an anti-siphon & non-return valve,
for easier use and added functionality.
- Can be set-up in a 'safe siphon' mode to assist those
who have a weak suck-ability.
- Completely washable, with removable parts and reusable/disposable
drinking tubes and bite valves (Consumable Parts).
|Benefits to the carer:
- For use in hospitals, care/nursing homes and by individuals
in their own homes.
- In all situations Drinkup reduces the time given to
the basic task of keeping the dependent person or Service
User well hydrated.
- In a professional care situation financial savings
may result from the dependent person or Service User being
well hydrated and/or reallocation of staff time, thus Drinkup
pays for itself within a short period of time.
- No electricity or batteries required.
- Dishwasher proof.
- Easy to change Consumable Parts.
- Compatible with the NHS type water jug.