I always make sure my elderly loved ones are encourated to drink water throughout the day by placing a nice cool container of water with a handle by their favorite chair every morning. I noticed that previous caregivers were putting their drinks in containers without handles making it hard or impossible for them to get a grip on the holder. I obtained quite a few lightweight plastic containers with handles for them to drink all of their liquids from, now they drink them more often. Another great tip is to remove all real glass drinking containers, glasses, coffee cups and such. If they were to have a fall with real glass in their hands, the end result could be dangerous with nasty cuts or even severe bleeding. Always use plastic lightweight drinking containers with a handle for your beloved elderly family member, clients or patients. Thanks, Carolyn Seale

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