I was fed up with pining my straw to my pillow and forever losing it or it moves just out of reach, especially at night because I hate waking my carer up or getting stressed out trying to find it.
You all know how important drinking is!
So I came up with the "sturdystraw" which I think is awesome!.
It's a tube attached to a bendable support with swivel clips and attached to a "clamp" which will attach to loads of worktops, beds, tables, desk's, lap trays even wheelchairs.
Once it is in position it will stay there, it's so light and portable I even took it to Download Festival and attached it to the camp bed.
I can now help myself to a drink anytime or anywhere in my house, providing my beaker is full!
The support is only 5mm thick and comes in lots of colours!
Three patients are rushed to hospital every single week because their care home has let them get so thirsty that their health is put at risk, ‘shocking’ figures have revealed.
Last year, at least 168 pensioners were left so dehydrated by staff who are supposed to care for them that they had to be admitted to a hospital ward.The number is just the tip of the iceberg because the satistics only include those admitted with a primary diagnosis of dehydration.
It means that hundreds of others may have been noted in records as having been admitted with a different condition, even though they had been left severely thirsty.“Daily Mail - July 2013”
This sinple device could help save lives.
The SturdyStraw is a simple yet innovative hands free bendable drinking aid designed to maximise drinking independence for people with limited movement and mobility. Ideal for:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cerebral palsy
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.)
- Muscular dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson disease
- Swallowing difficulties
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neurological conditions
The adjustable clamp means SturdyStraw can be fixed ontoa variety of surfaces; worktops,bedside tables,desks, beds, picnic tables or even wheelchairs and pushchairs.
It’s flexible support allows the SturdyStraw to be shaped and fixed into any position of your convenience, the straw is attached to the sturdy flexible mount with swivel clips, so the straw will not only stay in place, but it should not kink, minimising the need for assistance when drinking.
There are two standard SturdyStraw lengths, 45cm long, and 65cm long (approx) these can be customised to suit your specific requirements.
The straw is available in three different widths, small-6mm, medium 8mm, large-12mm,making it perfect for any liquid from tea, coffee and juice to soups and thicker fluids.
The “non-return valve” will help stop liquid flowing back down the straw for people who find it difficult to suck or Dysphagia (swallowing problems) .
The SturdyBottle Pack
The 750ml bottle comes with a 650mm straw, bendable support and low effort non-return valve. The straw can positioned to any angle, making it highly adaptable. The bottle can be connected or placed on to a variety of objects/surfaces,
The 350ml mug comes with a 650mm bendable straw and support and low effort non-return valve. The straw can positioned to any angle, making it highly adaptable. The mug can be placed on to a variety of surfaces,
Great for taking in the car or on holiday!