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Comfort Clothes: How They Help Seniors And Caregivers

Aging often causes dexterity, arthritic problems and other situations that create difficulty using buttons, hooks, snaps, and zippers. Not only senior citizens and the elderly benefit from functional clothing, Parkinson’s disease and those recovering from heart disease or stroke also appreciate having a selection of adaptive clothing. Comfort clothes can be especially helpful for those who have limited range of motion. Regular clothes can be difficult and frustrating for many people who have trouble lifting their arms to put on a blouse or shirt or bending over to put on pants or a skirt. Adaptive or comfort clothing was initially designed for use in nursing homes, is widely used in elderly care, and Assisted Living homes. Recently more and more families have discovered these products to help their loved ones when the need arises.

Many companies offer footwear styles including diabetic shoes and diabetic socks, and Velcro® shoes, wheelchair clothing, incontinent clothing, women’s dusters, housedresses, side opening pants, snap back shirts, plus size women’s clothing and plus size men’s clothing, adult bibs and clothing protectors, and a number of easy dressing solutions for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease patients.

Functionality and ease of dressing are not the only reason caregivers and family members appreciate this type of clothing. Getting out of a robe and nightclothes every morning plays a big role in morale and dignity for those who may have lost so many other forms of independence. Several companies can be found online that offer up assortments in appealing colors and prints and help provide a better sense of pride in one’s appearance and well-being.

source: Elderly Asian gentleman by ~OdinPeterson on deviantART

The lines usually include special snaps and zippers located in more accessible parts of the clothing that are easier to reach and often utilize Velcro as a simple way of attaching them. Some specialty clothing lines even conceal the Velcro closures with outside decorative buttons that make the clothing appear mainstream.

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About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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