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THE PROVALEŽ CUP
The ProvaleŽ cup only allows a small amount of liquid to come out at once (5cc or 10cc) to prevent choking in stroke survivors who have trouble with swallowing. Two sizes are available for $39.95 each from http://www.reliantmp.com/ or by calling (800) 757-7579.
SNAPI™ THE SINGLE-HANDED SERVER™
This stylish kitchen gadget can be used with one hand to pick up a full serving of your favorite healthy foods like salad, pasta, veggies and more. Snapi™ works with hot or cold foods and is dishwasher safe. Four colors are available: Ice, Watermelon, Kiwi and Berry. Cost: $9.99 at http://www.misto.com/ or by calling (800) 645-7772.
THE FAMILY GUIDE TO SURVIVING STROKE AND COMMUNICATION DISORDERS — SECOND EDITION
Take a journey toward understanding the courage, determination and resourcefulness of actual survivors and their families when meeting the every day challenges faced after a stroke. Cost: $34.95 at http://www.jbpub.com/, http://www.amazon.com/ or http://www.bn.com/.
FURI FROGGY™ MEZZALUNA
Make chopping an easy task with this unique shaped blade that has a rubberized grip and is designed to be used with one hand. Rock the handle side to side to quickly chop a variety of foods. The mezzaluna also comes with a wooden chopping board and a non-slip mat. Cost: $50 from http://www.goldviolin.com/ or by calling (877) 648-8400.
FOLDING POT STABILIZER
This Parsons ADL Inc. pot stabilizer is ideal for stroke survivors who have use of only one hand or have limited arm strength. It suctions onto your stovetop and holds your pot or pan handle still to ensure safe cooking. The pot stabilizer folds easily so that you can store it withthe rest of your kitchen supplies. Cost: $13.95 from http://www.elderstore.com/ or by calling (888) 833-8875.
EZ PHONE HOLDER
Are you having trouble picking up your telephone? Try the EZ Phone Holder that comes two per package, one flat and one curved to allow for different style handsets. Available in black or white, these holders attach with VelcroŽ, which is included in the package. Cost: $25 from http://www.rdequipment.com/ or by calling (888) 440-7498.
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