Long straw

– enables people without function in arms or legs to drink independently

The user drinks using a long straw
The user drinks using a long straw

Description
An extra-long straw in a tall glass on the dining table makes it possible to drink without using arms or hands.

Users comments
The user can only use one arm/hand and he eats with an orthosis (see related tip). If he wants to eat and drink at the same time, he can use a tall glass and straw while his functioning hand is occupied with the orthosis holding his eating utensil.

Purchased from
In Sweden: Varsam, www.varsam.se (last checked May 2017)

Paid for by
The user

Editors comments
Varsam sells a variety of styles of tall straws.

This tip is from 2015

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Tipsare: Ragge

Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week.