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For her water, I use a 8 ounce size Deer Park water bottle with the cap screwed on. I made a slit in the cap with a knife that is just big enough to pass a straw through. I find the small bottle size is not too heavy for her or too big to hold. She hardly ever drops it, but when she has, it has hardly leaked any water. I refill the bottle with filtered water.
I periodically replace the straws, cups and bottles. I replace the straws every couple of days. I replace the coffee cup when it starts to have a stain on the seam. The water bottle does not need to be replaced as often. I refill the bottle with filtered water that I keep in my fridge.
The staff should be instructed to make sure her coffee is not too hot. That is a safety hazard. I hope you have pictures of the blisters. Save them for your attorney in the event they continue to be negligent and injure her again.
Literally get her a toddler sippy cup. The kind with a screw-on lid with the two handles on the sides and a drinking slot on the lid.
They make ones that can be used for cold and warm drinks. The kids' one will be easy for her to use and they are spill-proof even when they're dropped.
You can turn those over and they are sealed so they don't leak or spill. And there is a lock on it so that you can't even open the push button part if you need to (say they needed to ensure that she couldn't drink it at that time for some reason)
The one I have is a travel coffee mug but it holds 20 ounces and keep hot liquids "hot" for up to 7 hours and cold liquids cold for about twice as long. I say "hot" because their marketing says it will stay basically as hot as the temperature it was put into the cup - but I think that is if you basically prep the cup first (boil water and let it sit in the sealed cup for about 10 minutes to warm it up, pour the water out and then put in your hot liquid) and I don't do that so my coffee usually stays hot to warm enough to continue drinking for up to 8 hours (in other words it doesn't get so cool that I wouldn't want to drink it)
They have other varieties of cups though. The only other issue besides the ability to coordinate that button would be the fact that someone would have to handwash the cup (at least the cup part, the top is dishwasher safe/top rack) but I'm not sure how that works in a care setting.
As to hot coffee in a memory care setting - I would think that they would have to lower the concept of "hot" considerably to begin with. Not to be disrespectful, but I would think they would need to approach it a lot like ordering a Kid's hot chocolate at Starbucks - where they ensure that the temperature is most definitely far lower than they serve their regular hot chocolate. (Starbucks typically serves their kid's hot chocolate at 130 degrees as opposed to their regular hot chocolate at 160 degrees) That way they know that even if it is spilled it will not be injurious. AND that the resident is not going to go straight in for a big gulp and scald all the way down their throat. I can't begin to imagine why they are serving their coffee hot enough to blister!
I like that it is pretty and looks like an ordinary mug - dishwasher safe too
Whyever does the nursing home serve patients coffee hot enough to make blisters?
i have gotten lidded cups at the dollar store even, but some cups ( even expensive) leak.
I initially thought an ordinary travel mug might suffice until I thought about it having to go through the dishwasher.
If not you should ask for an OT consult, they will be able to assess her needs and know what is available...