Meals and snacks can be a source of anxiety or distress for patients with dysphagia. Not only can eating cause them concerns around possible aspiration and choking, it can often take hours out of the patient’s and their carer’s day, drastically reducing the amount of time they spend on activities that improve their quality of life.
For some patients, this will mean they choose to forego important meals entirely.
As you know, it’s crucial for patients with dysphagia to maintain a good intake of vital vitamins, minerals, calories and other nutrients. Thickening agents and thickened ONS products form an important part of your patient care plans, helping you ensure those under your care are hydrated and are receiving all the essential nutrition they need.
For patients, however, large tins of traditional thickening agent can often be an additional cause of stress. Because dysphagia often affects those with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s Disease, strokes, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, measuring the right dose for each drink can be difficult. It can be messy, upsetting and cause distress.
It’s little wonder so many patients aren’t particularly happy to see thickened ONS drinks and thickening agents on their prescriptions.
That’s where we come in.
We’ve designed our Slõ Milkshakes+ to challenge the limitations that come with using “Clear” thickeners and give you a handy, tasty alternative for your dysphagia patient care planning.
Our thickened milkshake powder comes in helpful sachets of pre-measured doses, delivering delicious nutrition that flo’s slõ to aid safe swallowing while ensuring essentials vitamins, proteins and calories are being consumed.
Slõ Milkshakes+ ONS are made with real strawberries, bananas and cocoa for a premium taste, and are simply mixed with fresh whole milk from the fridge.
This ease of mixing is important. Unlike making a thickened drink with “Clear” thickeners, your patients won’t see any lumps floating on a Slõ Milkshake+. There will be no funny after-taste. They will taste good; feel smooth, rich and creamy to drink whilst giving your patient the nutritional boost they need.
The + stands for +protein, + calories, + 25 vitamins and minerals.
Available in three popular flavours and IDDSI Levels 1-3, Slõ Milkshakes+ can save the NHS practices £14+ per monthly prescription over pre-thickened ready to drink alternatives, while helping you enhance your patient care in an easy-to-use powder.
To find out more about Slõ Milkshakes+ ONS and start recommending them to your patients please email us at email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can find lots of information in our Clinicians Library and order samples to go direct to your patient by scanning the QR Code below using your phone or going to www.slodrinks.com and at the top of the page click the Clinicians Library button and click on the Sample button or any of the others to find our more.