The Palm Cuff may help a patient be more independent at mealtimes. It is an elasticised band to to help hold cutlery.
Some patients may need help and training to use the Cuff. Once mastered, it may not be necessary for a nurse to spend the mealtime feeding the patient.
The Palm Cuff is a simple, elasticised Hook & Loop Tape band and is placed around the palm of the hand with the opening ready to hold a spoon, fork, toothbrush, pen, etc.
If you want the spoon bowl to be nearer to the patient’s hand, the stitches at the back of the elasticised handle holder can be cut so the handle can pass through the holder.
The holder can also help to hold a pen or pencil by positioning it around the fingers.
Fasten the Hook & Loop Tape when washing.