Hydration Care Solutions

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.

Clear Advantage® Plus Electrolytes Thickened Fruit Punch Beverage – Artificially Flavored

Pre-mixed with essential electrolytes to help your body stay balanced and hydrated, the Thick-It® brand’s new Fruit Punch Beverage is ready-to-drink and ready-to-go whenever you are, no measuring or mixing required.
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Clear Advantage® Plus Electrolytes Thickened Grape Beverage – Artificially Flavored

Ready-to-drink and ready-to-go whenever and wherever you are, new Clear Advantage® Plus Electrolytes Thickened Grape Beverage is pre-mixed with essential electrolytes to keep you feeling balanced and hydrated all year long—no measuring or mixing required.
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1 Bunn D., Hooper L., Welch A. Dehydration and Malnutrition in Residential Care: Recommendations for Strategies for Improving Practice Derived from a Scoping Review of Existing Policies and Guidelines. Geriatrics.  2018;3:77.

2 Riebl, S. K., & Davy, B. M. (2013). The Hydration Equation: Update on Water Balance and Cognitive Performance. ACSM’s health & fitness journal17(6), 21–28. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4207053/

3 Leeflang, Jennifer. Hydration Tips for Seniors. AgingCare.com. https://www.agingcare.com/articles/hydration-tips-for-seniors-205594.htm