This section contains information on hands free drinking equipment, which enables a cup or mug to be positioned on a table, or mounted to a bed frame or wheelchair.1 The drink is usually taken through suction from a tube which can be positioned to suit your needs.1 You may also like to view our section on wheelchair drink holders if you require a drink holder that can be attached to a wheelchair.
If swallowing liquid is the cause of difficulties with drinking, expert advice should be sought from a speech and language therapist, who will be able to conduct an assessment and recommend the type and thickness of fluid suitable for you.2 An occupational therapist can give advice on equipment and techniques to help make drinking easier.View references and sources of further information ›
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