Adaptive clothing was designed for the elderly with mobility issues to remove the struggle of getting dressed alone. With zippers and buttons being replaced by velcro and magnets, life for your loved one will become easier.
If you aren’t around all the time to help your loved one get dressed, take comfort knowing they are able to help themselves.
Giving Care have provided a couple ways on how adaptive clothing will benefit your loved one.
It can reduce pressure and pain
Wearing clothes with thick fabric seams can be very uncomfortable for your loved one. If your loved one has limited mobility, has just had an operation, or are experiencing a lot of pain, the last thing they need is to have unnecessary pressure on their skin. Adaptive clothing have very small seams as well as extra wide openings removing the stress and pain out of getting dressed.
Independent for longer
As your loved one ages, it can get more difficult to do tasks such as unbuttoning their shirt. With adaptive clothing, velcro ends or even magnetic buttons, allows your loved one to get dressed quickly and easily.
It takes the frustration and stress out of dressing
If you struggle sometimes with buttons and zippers and get annoyed, imagine how your loved one must feel after taking a much longer amount of time to get those small buttons done up. Adaptive clothing removes the stress by giving your loved one easy to put on and take off items of clothing.
It offers convenient access for changing or checks
Having clothing pieces that can open up to the area that is to be examined by a medical professional will make the life of your loved one, their care giver and even their doctor easier.
Adaptive clothing will ensure your loved one is always comfortable in their clothes, as well making the process of getting dressed easier for both themselves or the care givers that do it for them.
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