Proper hydration is essential for our overall health and is especially important as the summer months arrive and the hot weather increases our risk of dehydration.
If you’re living with a health condition or injury that makes it difficult to use traditional drinkware you may benefit from a drinking aid to help keep drinks accessible, and at Complete Care Shop we have plenty to offer.
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If you still enjoy a hot drink in the summer, your tea and coffee intake will contribute to your daily liquid consumption and can help you to stay hydrated. However, making hot drinks may be a cause for concern if you have limited mobility, grip or strength in your hands as it usually requires you to lift and pour a boiling kettle. A Kettle Tipper, such as the Combination Kettle Tipper, is an effective way to increase your safety when making hot drinks as it simply needs to be tilted to pour and avoids you lifting a kettle full of hot water.
Consuming hot drinks may take longer for some people, and can put you off finishing a drink if it goes cold. Insulated mugs, such as the Insulated Mug with Lid, enable you to consume hot drinks or foods, such as soup, at your own pace and keeps the contents warmer for longer. With the lid, you can cover the mug when you’re not drinking it to keep the heat in for as long as possible.
Stay hydrated in bed or lying down
Some drinking aids are designed especially for use in a bed or chair and make drinks accessible even if you’re lying down.
The Kennedy Cup features a non-spill lid with a straw that enables you to tilt and drink from the cup when you’re lying down. It’s beneficial if you are in bed for a long time due to an injury or illness and can increase independence if you usually require assistance to sit up when you need a drink.
Bottles with drinking tubes may also benefit you if you’re regularly in bed or a chair. The Hydrant Water Bottle with Drinking Tube features a clothes clip to keep the drinking tube close at hand, and can increase your independence when staying hydrated. Hydrant bottles are also ideal for wheelchair users and even feature a handle bracket so the bottle can rest on the back of a wheelchair or close to a bed.