Clothing Solutions for the Elderly
(Go to our Home Page). There are common difficulties in dressing that the elderly struggle with that we have clothing solutions for. Some of those problems are a result of arthritic fingers, vision deficits, limitations in mobility and a myriad of foot problems. Our clothing solutions are featured in our adaptive clothing line for men and for women such as zippers versus buttons, hook and loop closures on garments and footwear, wide, stretchy, elastic waistbands, large buttons, open back clothing for those confined to wheelchair or bed, cut away garments for the non-ambulatory person, arm and leg protectors for those with very fragile skin and much more.
We have listened to many customers with all kinds of dressing difficulties and have put most of those clothing solutions into our catalog to benefit others, however, there are some dressing problems that we have helped to solve and we do not have them in the catalog as yet. For example, elderly customers who have feeding tubes or drainage devices that are accessed through the abdomen have had openings strategically placed in folds or pleats of their garments to make dressing and care easier as well as discreet.
Sometimes men who are confined to a wheelchair need a longer fly opening that will allow the use of a urinal without causing an embarrassing spill.
There may also be problems in dressing related to surgical procedures or fractures that require temporary use of adaptive clothing. Just because you don’t see a design of ours that will provide a clothing solution for you, let us know what the problem is and we’ll work with you to come up with something that does.