RoseCup

Effective feeding and swallowing solutions

The RoseCup has been developed in Australia and is a TGA registered, Class 1 Medical Device. It has been designed to assist with access to nutrition and hydration for anyone struggling with feeding and swallowing or who has been diagnosed with dysphagia.

The RoseCup is designed to use with your preferred selection of attachments.

The attachments provide different levels of control for you while using your RoseCup with thickened liquids. We recommend you use the NutriTaste thickened meal range as it has been created by nutritionists to compliment the Soft Spout attachment range, while providing nourishment and hydration.

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    Spill-proof when fitted with a lid and an attachment.
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    Uses the sucking reflex to assist with swallowing.
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    Able to be used in different reclined positions.
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    Designed to minimise head tilting.
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    Adaptable through attachment selection for individual preferences.
  • Easy to clean.
  • NutriTaste thickened meals complement the 3 levels of Soft Spouts
  • You can use your RoseCup with your own thickened liquids/meals.
  • You can purchase all components and NutriTaste sachets individually or in a starter kit.
Volume Control

Volume Control

The RoseCup provides volume control of your meal when used with the Soft Spout attachments. This occurs because you need to suck on the soft spout to release the liquid. Each time you do this only a limited amount of liquid is released into your mouth. This function prevents a continuous flow of liquid, allowing you to control the amount of fluid you take each time - reducing the risk of choking.

How does it work? The spouts have been designed to hold 3ml of thickened fluid within the spout bulb. When the bulb is compressed, the base is blocked by the tip of the tongue allowing only the content of the bulb to be delivered onto the tongue. The valve closes after the suck-cycle (restores to “hole-only” state) and no further liquid should escape from the device.

The controlled delivery limits the volume of liquid per suck-cycle to 3ml. Having to pause and then suck again before more liquid is released helps to safeguard the airways.

It is recommended that you regularly check your soft spout is working correctly before use. This can also be monitored by a carer.


Swallowing

When used with the Soft Spout attachments the RoseCup assists with the process of swallowing your thickened liquid meal.

How does it do this? It creates a reflex movement of the muscles within the mouth and throat for improved swallowing. This occurs regardless of the stage or cause of the existing swallowing related issue.

If the swallowing mechanism in dysphagia is initiated by the suck reflex, the swallow mechanism is much more likely to be effective and complete than with traditional feeding methods. We also suspect that the reflex link between suck and swallow is so strong, that suck-initiated swallowing, likely constitutes the strongest reassurance against pharyngeal accumulations with its associated aspiration risks.

Swallowing
Swallowing

Swallowing

When used with the Soft Spout attachments the RoseCup assists with the process of swallowing your thickened liquid meal.

How does it do this? It creates a reflex movement of the muscles within the mouth and throat for improved swallowing. This occurs regardless of the stage or cause of the existing swallowing related issue.

If the swallowing mechanism in dysphagia is initiated by the suck reflex, the swallow mechanism is much more likely to be effective and complete than with traditional feeding methods. We also suspect that the reflex link between suck and swallow is so strong, that suck-initiated swallowing, likely constitutes the strongest reassurance against pharyngeal accumulations with its associated aspiration risks.


Flow Control

Flow Control

You can use the RoseCup with any of the three types of attachments and still have control over the flow of thickened liquid.

The Sipper attachment

RoseCup with SipperFlow of liquid through the sipper is also controlled by tipping the attachment on an angle to allow the liquid to flow into your mouth.

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The Sipper with X - Valve

Sipper with X-ValveYou can reduce the speed of the flow of liquid through the sipper attachment by inserting an X-Valve. These are available as an additional option for your sipper attachment.

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The Sipper with Ball - Valve

Sipper with Ball-ValveAnother option for flow control with your sipper is to insert a Ball-Valve. The Ball-Valve operates in a similar way to using a straw to suck through. This can be used while sitting upright or even leaning forward.

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The Spoon attachment

RoseCup with Spoon attachmentThe spoon provides the option of drinking/eating at your own pace. The spoon must be tipped forward before any liquid with flow through the hole into the spoon bowl. Once full to the level you want, you can proceed to sip the liquid at your own pace.

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The Soft Spout attachment

RoseCup with Soft Spout attachmentWhen using any of the three coloured soft spouts, the flow and release of liquid is controlled by sucking on the spout. The holes in the tip of the RoseCup spouts and the NutriTaste formulas were both tweaked and matched to produce effectively NO flow through the hole of the spout when the RoseCup is tipped spout-down. This ensures that unless the patient sucks the spout first, they will not get any food deposited in their mouth.

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Flow Control

RoseCup/NutriTaste is developed in Australia and patented world wide to assist in the management of Dysphagia. It does support feeding and swallowing in general. The RoseCup® is named in the honour of Rose Palmada whose predicament directly lead to the discovery of the principles of feeding built into the RoseCup.

NutriTaste is an ideal supplement for any person unable to swallow normal food and therefore at risk of poor nutrition.