As we age comfort and practicality may be preferential to high end fashion but never the less we still want to feel we look good.
As Mark Twain once said “clothes maketh the man”. Most of us feel what we wear is important, not only to cover our naked form and keep us warm/cool but to portray our sense of identity.
Physical disability in the elderly can dictate clothing choices as can conditions such as dementia when the sufferer is unable to dress themself. Clothes that can be put on and taken off with ease can make a carers life easier and reduce stress for the cared for. The later stages of dementia make even following easy instructions like “raise your arm” difficult to comprehend.
A company who make specialist clothing for the elderly is Assisted Living Clothing. Based in Seaton only a few miles from myself, they offer a wide variety of clothing for elderly and disabled people who find dressing themselves difficult. One example is the mans shirt, a simple change from buttons to poppers makes fastening easier for arthritic hands.
It needs to be remembered that many carers are elderly themselves and may also have medical conditions making caring for a loved one more of a challenge.
They also sell “Huggerrugs” specially designed blankets for wheelchairs that don’t get trapped in the wheels.
- Anti Pil Polar Fleece Wheelchair Blanket.
- Secures with poppers around back and ankles meaning the blanket will never get caught in the wheels.
- Available in Red with Navy Waterproof Pocket or Yellow with Black pocket.
- Ideal for use with a wheelchair or for extra warmth at home.
No one likes to think of an elderly person wearing dirty clothes because they have spilt food whilst eating and these large soft bibs are a nicer alternative than tucking a tea towel into your top. Other designs can be seen here. These also make thoughtful gifts for a discerning diner.
This specialist clothing for the elderly company also ship to the US, Canada and Europe. All the clothing is hand made in the UK using the finest quality materials.