Senior Wheelchair Fashions
Buck and Buck features a wide variety of fashions for seniors who use a
wheelchair. In order to select the correct type of wheelchair
fashion you should first identify what the specific limitations are
of the senior using the wheelchair. For example, consider whether the
senior is able to stand without assistance or does he or she have
paralysis or weakness in the legs that prevents standing to get dressed.
If the senior is confined to a wheelchair, is she/he able to transfer
alone from wheelchair to toilet. Sometimes the elderly in nursing home
settings will use a wheelchair to move around more quickly, but they are
able to stand alone and walk short distances. If this is the
situation, any of our everyday clothes will be useful. By knowing why
the person uses a wheelchair, you can be more specific in choosing the
clothing that is right for the individual.
If the senior in the wheelchair can do transfers independently or with little assistance, our side zip pants are a big help. The zippers are bilateral and 22 inches long that makes toilet transfers very manageable.
If the senior cannot perform self transfers and cannot dress him or herself at all, the best wheelchair clothing items are the open back garments that are easy for the caregiver to use and comfortable for the wearer. Our open back wheelchair clothing items are very popular because they are made of quality fabric, generously cut to cover the knees for the women and the snaps are positioned strategically to avoid pressure points on the spine.
Using a wheelchair doesn't mean the senior cannot enjoy the great outdoors! They just need the appropriate garment to stay covered from the elements. We feature the very popular wheelchair poncho and rain poncho for women and men and the lovely swing coat for the ladies.
Buck and Buck also a features number of accessories that will be helpful to your fashionable senior in the wheelchair. We carry day packs, wheelchair pouches, cup holders, fleece armrests and urinary drainage bag covers for those in need so please take a look in our wheelchair accessories section of the catalog.