Hydration Care Solutions

Did you know that the human adult body is up to 60% water1? 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.

The Thick-It® and Sqwincher® brands have a solution—safe and reliable thickened beverages combined with great tasting electrolyte formulas for all day, every day 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® HydraICE Electrolyte Freezer Pops

Dehydration can affect anyone at any time. While water is essential for avoiding dehydration, it doesn’t provide the electrolytes our bodies need to stay hydrated and balanced. Many of us tend to consume the same beverages each day. This can lead to water fatigue and reduced acceptability in residential care, diminishing intake of dehydration-fighting fluids.

New, pineapple-flavored Clear Advantage® HydraICE Electrolyte Freezer Pops bring much needed variety along with the sodium and potassium the body needs to feel and function at its best.
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Clear Advantage® Thickened Water + Sugar Free, Low Calorie Sqwincher® Qwik Stik® ZERO Combo Pack

Available in IDDSI-compliant mildly thick and moderately thick formulas, Clear Advantage® Thickened Water offers pure hydration without added lemon flavor or artificial sweeteners. Now, the pre-thickened water you know and trust is available in a combo pack with sugar-free, low-calorie Sqwincher® Qwik Stik® ZERO in two great tasting flavors. Simply mix the Sqwincher® powder with Clear Advantage® thickened water to add hydrating electrolytes without adding sugar.
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1U.S. Geological Survey, “The Water in You: Water and the Human Body,” n.d., https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body

2Bunn 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.

3 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/

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