Maintaining proper hydration during the heat and humidity of summer can be challenging for anyone, especially those with swallowing difficulties. Left unchecked, dehydration, which occurs when we lose more fluids than we take in, can cause seizures, kidney failure, heat injuries, coma, or even death.[i] It can also lead to a depletion of electrolytes (or dissolved salts) that are vital for normal functioning of the body.[ii]
Fortunately, the Thick-It® and Sqwincher® brands have a solution: HydrationCare360™. A full circle perspective on hydration and its role in all aspects of health, HydrationCare360™ offers the following products designed to support all day, every day hydration for everyone:
- NEW—Clear Advantage® Plus Electrolytes Thickened Beverages: The latest in the Thick-It® brand’s line of xanthan-based, ready-to-drink beverages, these 8 fl oz. bottles are pre-thickened to an IDDSI Level 2 Mildly Thick (nectar) consistency and pre-mixed with essential electrolytes to help stay hydrated and balanced. They are available in refreshing grape and fruit punch flavors to bring new variety to the dysphagia diet.
- Clear Advantage® HydraICE™ Electrolyte Freezer Pops: Sold in cases of 50 or 100, these pineapple-flavored 1.5 fl oz. freezer pops aid hydration with a blend of electrolytes. Although they are thickened to a Level 2 Mildly Thick for those with dysphagia, 11 out of 11 healthcare professionals surveyed agreed they would serve the freezer pops to residents with or without trouble swallowing.
All HydrationCare360™ products are available to shop now on Amazon.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, treatment, or the use of Thick-It® or Sqwincher® products. The information contained herein is general in nature and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment in any manner.