Nursing Home Clothing
Buck and Buck has a wide collection of clothing for men and women who live in nursing homes and assisted living settings. Our clothing is stylish, very washable and priced to be affordable for our customers. Our clothing designs are "user friendly". They foster independence in dressing and personal care and provide the caregiver with assisted dressing tools like open back, side zip and hook and loop closure adaptive designs. Note that we will put identification labels in any garment for free. Most nursing homes require that clothing have the individuals name in each item. Tips: There are many things to consider when choosing clothing for someone who lives in a nursing home. We have provided a checklist for you to use. See the Nursing Home Clothing Checklist below and use it as a tool for shopping. Select from our Women’s Nursing Home Apparel or Men’s Nursing Home Apparel categories. Look for the AD symbol throughout our catalog. This symbol indicates adaptive clothing for the individual who needs help in dressing.
Women's Nursing Home Clothing Styles
Choose from our nursing home clothing for women based upon the person’s ability to dress herself. The person dresses independently (self dresser) or needs help to dress (assisted dressing).
Women’s Nursing Home Clothing – Dresses Independently/Self Dresser
Our house dresses are very popular and come in a variety of colors that are certain to please. She will benefit by having several selections to choose from in her nursing home wardrobe.
These easy to wear and easy to care for slacks come in many colors and can be easily coordinated with our blouses, T-shirts, and Sweaters. If she loves to mix and match her outfits, our Knit pants sets/separates are a perfect choice.
Our Velour and Boucle Sets have an elegant look, but if she prefers casual, take a look at our ever popular Basic sweatsuits and Printed Sweatsuits.
- Don't forget to supply her with enough pajamas, robes and gowns.
If she tends to feel cold, take a look at our Cuddl Duds®. Remember to supply enough bras and panties as well as slips, socks and stockings. Remember: What may be enough clothing for living at home may not be enough for living at a nursing home. This depends upon how often the home does resident’s laundry, if she has incontinence problems and if she tends to spill her food.
- Try to make her room as homey as possible. We have a wonderful selection of accessories to choose from.
Women’s Nursing Home Clothing – Needs help to Dress/Assisted Dressing
Our one piece, open back jumper dress is one of our most popular adaptive dresses and it comes in a variety of solid and print combinations. The jumper dress looks like a two piece outfit, but you don’t have to worry about the laundry losing the jumper or blouse!
If she likes to wear slacks, blouses and skirts we have a good selection of those adaptive garments to choose from. Remember that we can turn most of our garments into a suitable adaptive style, so if you see something you like that does not have the AD symbol, just ask our Customer Service Representatives to assist you.
Cozy, comfortable and versatile are our very popular adaptive sweatsuits. They are great for wearing to PT (physical therapy), going outside and for lounging about in the nursing home. If she likes a little more formal look, see our velour and boucle sets as well as our knit pants sets/separates.
Our sweaters also come in an adaptive style with many colors to coordinate with her outfits.
If she wears adaptive clothing, don't forget the nightwear. We have a very good selection to make choices from. In addition to nightwear, take a look at our slips, bras and panties. It seems that she can never have enough underwear when living in a nursing home.
Our shearling walker grips make it much easier on the hands for someone who uses a walker. If she is in a wheelchair, look at our wheelchair accessories for practical gift ideas.
Nursing Home Checklist
Consider the following when selecting clothing for someone entering a nursing home.
Note: Some of the clothing at home may not be suitable for living in a nursing home. Garments must be washable and be able to withstand the vigorous treatment they get in the commercial washers and driers used in nursing homes. Please keep that in mind as you look through the closets at home. All garments should also be in good repair.
- Can the individual dress independently or do they need assisted dressing? (If they can dress independently, but would benefit from hook and loop front closure garments or zippers with larger tabs or pulls rather than buttons, keep that in mind as you look through their clothing.)
- Have at least 7 days of underwear and socks available. (If incontinence is an issue you will need more than 7 days of underwear.)
- Non-skid, easy to wear shoes and slippers are needed.
- Shirts or blouses that will coordinate with several pair of slacks/skirts.
- Sweaters and/or fleece cardigans to coordinate with outfits.
- For the woman, dresses that will go with her sweaters or shawls.
- Sweatsuits or loose fitting pants if exercise or physical therapy is to be done.
- Sleepwear and robes that are comfortable for the individual.
- Slips for the woman.
- At least one jacket or coat for going outside.
Men's Nursing Home Clothing Styles
Choose from our nursing home clothing for men based upon the person’s ability to dress himself. The person dresses independently (self dresser) or needs help to dress (assisted dressing).
Men’s Nursing Home Clothing – Dresses Independently/Self Dresser
Our sweatsuits are perfect for the man who likes to be casual and comfortable. We have lots of colors and prints to choose from. Select a few so he'll always have a couple in his closet.
All of our pants are easy to wear and easy to care for. Our putter pants come in both twill and corduroy. They are always a popular choice. The waist bands are wide to make the pants easier to pull on and prevent rolling. Take a look at our shirts and T-shirts to make a complete outfit.
The perfect gift for any man is our cable cardigan sweater with pockets. Gives just an extra dose of warmth and has two pockets for convenience.
He can never have enough underwear or socks so keep him well supplied.
- Try to make his room as homey as possible. We have a wonderful selection of accessories to choose from.
Men’s Nursing Home Clothing – Needs help to Dress/Assisted Dressing
Sweatsuits are great for the gentleman in the nursing home. Our adaptive designs make assisted dressing and personal care easy and having a few sets is really helpful. While some are in the laundry he has others in the closet!
We have several styles in our adaptive pants line. Look for the AD symbol as you shop. Remember that we can turn most of our garments into a suitable adaptive style, so if you see something you like that does not have the AD symbol, just ask our Customer Service Representatives to assist you.
VELCRO® brand fasteners have been sewn into our front closure shirts for easy assisted dressing. Snap back designs are also available. Let us know what your preference is and what works best for your gentleman.
If your gentleman struggles with inappropriate undressing, our collection of jumpsuits will afford him dignity and good looks in a one piece garment.
He can never have enough underwear so make certain his dresser is well stocked.
Our shearling walker grips make it much easier on the hands for someone who uses a walker. If he is in a wheelchair, look at our wheelchair accessories for practical gift ideas.
Remember: What may be enough clothing for living at home may not be enough for living at a nursing home. This depends upon how often the home does resident’s laundry, if he has incontinence problems and if he tends to spill his food.