Assessing thickened drinks accurately improves patient care and management 

  • Aspiration pneumonia 
    Estimated 43% mortality rate, second most common infection in nursing homes.
  • Prevelance in nursing homes
    Estimated 60% of residents in nursing homes have dysphagia or a swallowing condition
  • An aging population
    Estimated 8% of the global population have dysphagia or a swallowing condition
  • Stroke patients 
    30-50% of stroke patients develop dysphagia and 50% of these experience aspiration.

Proven effective - Training with TIM Tubes™ resulted in improved practice

Liquid consistency modification is common in the management of dysphagia, dependent on caregivers achieving the correct consistency of drinks to keep patients safe and avoid aspiration while drinking. Clinical experience and research demonstrated that carers often find modification difficult and potentially stressful. The results of a clinical study2 demonstrated the use of the TIM tubes improved accuracy in helping carers to prepare and assess modified fluids accurately and repeatedly over time. 

Reduces Waste & Costs: Simplifies assessment of different liquids such as water, tea, coffee, milk and juice that thicken differently depending on temperature, fat content, cup size and preparation.