Imperial Auto-Thick System
On-Demand Beverage Thickening for Residents with Dysphagia – The Condition of Difficulty With Swallowing.
See How We Do It – Part 1 Introduction
- Tremendous variety & selection of thickened beverages. Thickens any Imperial product for tremendous variety!
- Controlled and precise dispensing of thickened beverages. Always consistent in thickness.
- Efficient delivery system reduces costs compared to prepackaged alternatives.
- Nectar and Honey consistencies available.
- Simplified and reduced inventory saves space and money.
Thickened beverages are an important part of senior care food service, with various problems found in their manual production and hydration. The cost and limited selection of pre-packaged thickened products, and the related inventory and storage issues continues to present a growing need for an alternative, superior solution.
The Active Wellness® Auto-Thick Thickened Beverage System is designed to be combined with your regular automated juice and beverage systems. It utilizes a convenient “Nectar and Honey Water Base Sub-System” to enable a wide selection of desired products to be provided in a precise and controlled system as they are needed. Pitcher filling w/ cup service as optional is an ideal, flexible service method. The Auto-Thick System can also be provided as a separate, stand-alone system.
See How We Do It – Part 2
The more you know:
Dysphagia – The Condition of Difficulty With Swallowing (Source: www.mayoclinic.org)
- A disorder of the throat or esophagus that prevents movement of food and liquids to the stomach.
- Can occur at any age, but is most common in older adults.
- Complications include: Dehydration, Pneumonia, Malnutrition, and Upper Respiratory Infections.
- Treatment: Thickened liquids, often prescribed by Speech Pathologists, Registered dietitians, and Physicians.