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Old 07-01-2016, 05:07 PM   #11
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Lots of really good ideas here. Soup is good. I would agree with no toothpicks, Aunt Bea had suggested awhile ago to use little pretzel sticks instead of toothpicks for party meatballs.

Thinking. I was a candystriper at a nursing home many many eons ago, and one of my tasks was to help feed the residents. They enjoyed pudding and fruit cups.

I would have to agree, provide Mom with what she enjoys. Variety doesn't really matter.
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:30 PM   #12
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CWS, your Mom may need built up handles on her flatware. A roll of electrical tape should do the job. You want to make them about one inch thick.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:01 PM   #13
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Soup served in a cup. The only other thought is a wet towel for washing hands when things get messy. You are doing a fantastic job, CWS!
The wet towel is a great idea. Also consider clothing protectors or inexpensive cotton smocks that can be tossed in the wash.

My mother was a big fan of these very bright cobbler aprons with big pockets!

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Old 07-02-2016, 01:02 AM   #14
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This may sounds silly, but we used very cute, I suppose children's cutlery that came from Japan... ducks and kittens, all sorts of different animals, but I suppose that another reason we used them was the plastic handles were over-sized round-ish shaped for kids (and elders) to handle more easily, as PF mentioned.
I suppose you could modify Mom and Dad's existing spoons using Sculpey.
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Old 07-02-2016, 01:48 AM   #15
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CWS, I have nothing to add to the food list, since everyone before me has far better suggestions than I could ever give. However, I just want to let you know I'll keep you and your folks in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you for doing your mercy work in taking such good care of your folks in their time of need. I'm not sure I would have been a strong enough person to have done the same had my situation been like yours. Hugs and good thoughts to you.
My brother passed away in April and I had to handle all of that by myself in Canada. I came home to be with my people and to be with my dad and my mom. I have to go back to Canada to deal with my bother's estate once I am appointed Trustee. For now, I am with my people.
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Old 07-02-2016, 01:53 AM   #16
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Mom wears an apron as her bib. The aprons are ones her momma made.
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Old 07-02-2016, 02:56 PM   #17
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CWS, your Mom may need built up handles on her flatware. A roll of electrical tape should do the job. You want to make them about one inch thick.
Thanks Princess. The arthritis in my hands is becoming so severe that I find that I can't hold an eating utensil for any length of time. The handles on my flatware are just that. Flat! I have been looking at a new service with round handles. Excellent suggestion!!
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Old 07-02-2016, 04:28 PM   #18
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Take a look here.. lot's of useful helpers.

Good Grips Utensils :: bendable eating utensils
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K, those are FAB!
I'm "Pinning" that one for sure!
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:37 AM   #20
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Don't know if this helps, My 93 yr old, still going strong had a stoke and used these utensils and she did very well with fork and spoon. she now will be 94 end of july and eating with regular fork and spoon - knife is a little tricky we cut up everything for her.
Good Grips Utensil Strap :: holder for large handle utensils, helpful for people who have difficulty gripping.
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