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Adaptive drinking cup maintains independence and dignity for elderly individuals|||Similar to the Cip-Kup™, the Sip-Tip® makes drinking easier for individuals who have difficulty generating and maintaining suction. An individual can either suck from the straw themselves, or you can assist by "pumping" the fluid up the straw with the flexible lid. Simply cover the vent hole with your finger and press down several times until the liquid reaches the desired height. The Select-Flow Valve will keep the straw full of fluid, thereby reducing the air ingested and the effort required for each sip (notice the juice staying at the top of the straw in one of the images above). The valve also slows the flow of fluid, which allows for more control over the quantity of fluid taken with each sip and helps to ensure that fluid is deposited in the front of the mouth. Users tend to experience less coughing and choking and consume more fluids while drinking with the Sip-Tip®.
When purchased, the valve opening is set for moderate restriction for users who tend to aspirate when taking too much fluid in one swallow. The valve can also be trimmed to increase the flow, further decreasing the effort required to drink. Adjust the flow you need by cutting back the tapered stem of the valve with scissors. The lids snap on securely to the rigid, high-quality tumblers to minimize spillage, and the tumblers have graduated marks on the side to monitor fluid intake. The set includes: 1 eight oz. tumbler, 1 spill-resistant lid, 1 Select-Flow Valve, 10 regular straws, and 1 *free* Lip Blok® (yellow, 3/4"). The Lip Blok® prevents individuals from biting on the straw or putting the straw too far back into the mouth. This is helpful to prevent gagging on the straw, and it also means fluid is deposited in the front of the mouth where it is easier to orally manage.
Caution: Contains small parts. Must be supervised at all times.
Hi there...recently I ordered your ARK's Sip-Tip with Select Flow Valve for my father who has Parkinson's Disease with Lewy Body Syndrome. He was choking and aspirating on his liquids, even with thickener. After I did some research I ordered your cup and it has been a God send! My dad has now been able to drink water and other liquids without the necessity to add "thickener", which is pretty yucky. He's able to handle the Sip Cup himself, thereby able to drink on his own with just a little assistance. It's given him a small sense of independence, which truly is a BIG sense of independence without the fear of choking. He will still cough a little bit, sometimes...but NOTHING like the scares he's given up before we found your company and the cup. Thank you! Debbie
Good transition tool for my patient's. love the flow valve feature and you can measure progress/improvement by tracking the distance between the mouth and the starting liquid position in the straw. I propose an upgrade, a straw with measuring marks for charting!! Maybe I can get free straws for life for the idea : )
I love this product. It has really helped my son to practice oral motor activity. I would recommend this to anyone who has oral motor issues.
This is a great product to use with feeding patients. The select-flow valve is very helpful.
Just got it, and from the begging the results are amazing with older patients! I also bought spare valves to change the dynamic a little bit.
|feature:||Decreases the effort required to drink|
|feature:||Special removable valve keeps the straw full of liquid|
|feature:||Optional Lip Blok mouthpiece can be used to prevent putting the straw too far back in the mouth|
|feature:||Made in the USA|
|feature:||See full details below|