Staying well-hydrated can be a challenge for almost anyone, but it’s especially true for people with swallowing difficulties. At least one in five older adults in long-term care has dehydration due to not drinking enough fluids2, making it a real danger that must be proactively avoided. A body water loss of 1-2% can impair cognitive performance3. Left untreated, dehydration can limit the body’s ability to fight infections and lead to kidney failure, seizure, or even death4.
Created through an innovative partnership, the Thick-It® and Sqwincher® brands have a solution—safe and reliable thickened beverages combined with great tasting electrolyte formulas for all-day, everyday hydration for everyone. We call it HydrationCare360™—a full-circle perspective on the importance of hydration and its role in all aspects of health.Water makes up 79% of our muscles and 73% of our brains1. It’s like oil in a car engine. When you keep your body properly nourished with beverage choices like Thick-It® Clear Advantage® Ready-to-Drink thickened water mixed with Sqwincher® Qwik Stik® ZERO sugar-free, low-calorie, your body can function well and feel at its best.
Learn more about our hydration products, as well as those specifically designed to aid hydration in dysphagia patients below. To view the Sqwincher® suite of hydration solutions, visit Sqwincher.com.