"I am the Practice Manager at an Acute Neuro Physical Rehabilitation Unit in East London, South Africa.
We see many Stroke and often Dysphagia patients. I would be so happy if you send me a Sample Demonstration Kit with sachets. Chatted to our Speech Therapist, Penny who has a wealth of experience and she is most impressed.
Her response after a trial:
We have had a huge success with the above. Did a presentation to our other units. Not sure going forward how one can sort out ordering. I am hoping that you will get a Depot in South Africa. I am based in the Eastern Cape and we have many challenges financially amongst our patients. With the exchange rate of the Rand one is always nervous.
There is no other product like this in the country, so it will be the first, I chatted to our Speech Pathologist regarding your RoseCup. Wonderful success and the patients would love to take the cup home."
"Due to Amara's complex needs drinking is the only thing she can do independently, we have tried numerous specialist cups but found she preferred a soft spout so she used a baby's trainer cup but it had to have a soft spout as she tends to chew it get the fluids out. 3 companies discontinued their range over the past 2 years, this year we found no company sold what she needed to independently take fluids.
I did a lot of searching online looking for something suitable, after 2hrs came across the Rosecup, thought no harm in giving it a try so placed my order. Best thing I ever did, she us doing great using it.
I would like to Thank you all as well for all the help and advice I have received when needed."
"Thank you for such a wonderful product. It has given my mom back some independence with drinking.
The cup design and quality is wonderful. I am so excited to share info with friends and co-workers and plan to write something up for the CurePSP website as we tried numerous cups over the years with no luck."
"This resident is a 70-year-old gentleman. He has a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes, deformity of Right forearm due to a car accident. He has difficulty forming words and swallowing, and due to mental health issues, he also lacks insight into his condition. He is wheelchair based and assisted with all care needs including meals and drinks.
Due to his advanced Parkinson’s disease and his decreasing ability to eat and drink independently, we offered him the Rose cup with the flow valve. This has made a big difference for him about the mess he makes when he is drinking – due not only to his tremors but his increasing difficulty in being able to swallow, something he finds embarrassing. In the past, he used a straw to drink however his ability to suck on a straw has also diminished. The RoseCup enables him to drink thickened fluids independently and not spill over himself or on the floor."
"As a speech pathologist, I found that specific design features of the Rose Cup offered a comfortable and effective method of delivering controlled bolus volumes to selected patients post surgery for oral cancer.
I typically struggle to find an acceptable, efficient and effective method of providing a bolus to the posterior oral cavity. The soft attachment enabled independence in oral feeding, posterior delivery of a thickened liquid bolus and containment, eliminating the mess and frustration associated with bolus loss due to reduced control and compromised mouth closure.
The introduction of the Rose Cup made a huge difference by establishing a method of intake that was acceptable to my patient, lower in an effort and supported an increase in intake which ultimately led to the removal of her nasogastric tube. She is delighted and I couldn’t be more happy for her."
"Working as a carer I have always been concerned about the hydration of the residents who were prescribed thickened fluids.
The RoseCup has been invaluable in providing an alternative to the laborious spoon-feeding of the residents. I have seen a big change in the confidence of some residents, since they have been able to drink thickened fluids without the assistance of a carer. An awesome device which not only provides a means to consume thickened fluids, but also empowers the user by putting control of their hydration needs back in their own hands."
"I am so happy to say that I have received my RoseCup on Friday, 16 December.
First I’d like to compliment you on the shakes. They are very delicious. My favorite is the coffee! It tastes and smells like percolated coffee.
Now, the cup. Oh, that cup. I honestly don’t know how it works, but IT WORKS!!!!!!!! In this last four to five days I’ve been drinking more fluid than I can remember having in the last few torturous months.
This last few days I was able to go to the tap or fridge, get me a cup of cold water and actually DRINK IT. That’s a heavenly feeling only people with Dysphagia can understand.
In the beginning I was a little afraid that I won’t manage, but very soon my cup and I understood each other. I’d definitely recommend the cup to more people to try. It’s my life saver."
"Just wanted to let you know how good the RoseCup has been for my daughter, Ella! Fantastic!
Ella was born with a genetic brain disorder – Lissencephaly. She has now reached the grand age of 17. She is profoundly disabled both physically and mentally. We have always fed her pureed foods and she has always drunk from a soft spouted toddler drinking bottle that we ordered from the UK. Unfortunately these are no longer made, so we had resorted to spoon feed Ella with thickened fluids. So I could not believe it when I saw the RoseCup at a recent conference display…I knew as soon as I saw it that it would be perfect for Ella.
Ella took the cup straightaway and really latched on to it. She is enjoying drinking again!"