I was fed up with pinning 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. And, 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!
Fact, 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 statistics 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 Simple Device Could Help Save Lives...
The New SturdyStraw range of hands free bendable drinking aids are simple yet innovative, designed to maximise drinking independence for people with limited movement and mobility.
This SturdyStraw "Hands Free Bendable Drinking Straw" with clamp is available in two lengths (45cm & 65cm approx). Easily attached to most flat surfaces with a clamp that has a protective felt pad so it will not damage any surfaces.
These can be customised to suit your specific requirements.
The straw is also available in three different widths, making it perfect for any liquid from tea, coffee and juice to soups and thicker fluids.
Its adjustable clamp means SturdyStraw can be fixed onto a variety of surfaces, worktops, bedside tables, desks, beds, picnic tables or even wheelchairs and pushchairs.
The 750ml SturdyBottle and 350ml SturdyMug both come with a 650mm straw and an optional low effort non-return valve, bendable support and an anti-slip base that sticks without glue to smooth surfaces such as glass, plastic, or painted wood by NANO TECHNOLOGY, which has thousands of microscopic craters in its surface, functioning like micro suction cups.
The straw can be positioned to any angle, making it highly adaptable.
The SturdyBottle can be connected or placed on to a variety of objects/surfaces, wheelchairs, bed cot sides, lap tray, worktops,, bedside cabinets, tables, pushchairs and more.
It's flexible design allows the SturdyBottle, SturdyMug and SturdyStraw with clamp to be shaped and fixed into any position of your convenience, the straw is attached to a 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.
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:
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