Industry & Government need to protect our Carers and Frail Elderly
This week we have seen the first well anticipated deaths being reported from COVID-19 spread between carers and frail elderly patients
This interface is a very personal and high risk interface. In Australia more than 90% of frail nursing home residents are still spoon fed - an outdated method of feeding. Spoon feeding is and open system with no bolus control. It carries a high risk of aspiration/choking and spraying of the carer with food and saliva.
This poses a very high risk of COVID-19 transmission between carers and frail residents with high mortalities to be anticipated - like we have seen overseas.
Lifemere recommends the RoseCup with sipper and cross-valve as a closed system with flow control to protect both the carer and patient from viral spread. This configuration will also optimise hydration and nutrition and encourage independent intake.
We need the elderly well nourished and well hydrated to survive and flourish with dignity.
Dr Gabriel Rou
Watching a loved one wither away from insufficient food and liquid intake or choke and cough when eating is traumatic.
At Lifemere we have taken a medical, nutritional and practical approach to providing you with products that offer solutions to make mealtimes more efficient, safe and enjoyable for those experiencing feeding and swallowing difficulties.
A large emphasis on “restoring dignity”emerged in Aged Care and Palliative Care.
Our “smart design” concept emphasising appeal, independent feeding and limiting spill target this specific need.
A life saving medical device, saving dementia and those with swallowing difficulties. I look forward to the day when the RoseCup is commonly used across the world - it's that amazing!