Sinchies Reusable Pouches for Disabilities and Special Needs
Sinchies reusable food pouches have proven to be the perfect feeding aid for people with various medical conditions. Originally designed to feed babies and small children, Sinchies are now frequently used to allow people of all ages who have a disability or oral aversion to ingest the nutrients required to keep them alive and healthy.
Professionals such as speech pathologists, dietitians and occupational therapists often recommend our range of reusable pouches as a feeding aid.
Our products can also be used to help people on a blended diet, and are suitable for use with G-tubes as well as Nutricare infinity feeding pumps.
As Sam Spunner (Sinchies’ founder) has said, “We’ve tried to cater for as many people as possible in the design of our reusable pouches.”
Medical conditions that can benefit from Sinchies
Sinchies can be been used as a feeding aid to help children and adults with a range of medical issues, including:
Disabilities and special needs
For people with disabilities and special needs, eating ‘normally’ can be difficult—sometimes even impossible.
Sinchies can solve a lot of problems faced by people with disabilities and special needs by simplifying the feeding process. Our pouches are easy to fill with your own blends and purees, and the contents can then be squeezed out through the nozzle and into the patient’s mouth.
Stroke and Dementia
Stroke victims and those suffering from dementia often have trouble feeding themselves. In some cases after a stroke, people are unable to open their mouth wide enough to fit a spoon in. In situations like this, Sinchies products can make a world of difference.
Our products have been used to great success in aged care facilities.
Read more about how Sinchies helped a stroke victim also suffering from dementia.
G-tubes, feeding tubes and blended diets
Sinchies products can be used to feed people who need to use G-tubes or feeding tubes. For example, people who suffer from CHARGE syndrome and are on a blended diet.
Our reusable food pouches come in a range of convenient sizes to allow people greater mobility while being fed through a tube. They can even be stored in a small backpack.
Children born with a cleft palate often have difficulty eating and require multiple surgeries up to and beyond 8–12 years of age.
Sinchies reusable food pouches have helped make life easier for people with cleft palate (and those caring for them). For example, parents are able to squeeze puree onto the tip of their child’s tongue and keep food away from any healing wounds.
Read more about how Sinchies helped a child with cleft palate.
See some of our Sinchies reusable food pouches below, or head over to our online store for more information.
Sinchies and the NDIS
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.