August has turned out to be the month for surgeries for our family the last couple of years! I’ve learned a lot while caring for the elderly parents and relatives dealing with those and still haven’t had a chance to share all the new tips from them. I’ll get there though. Just for you, who are also dealing with the Sandwich Generation issues of life.
One new thing I learned, that actually was an old thing, is that the full elastic waist jeans and pants that were a big help to my senior dad in the end stage of Parkinsons Disease are also helpful for elderly women before and after surgery. When the hospital gave us paperwork that recommended easy on-easy off pants, we did a wardrobe check and some shopping. The easiest, of course, was the elastic sweat pants that are so nice and cozy. We decided on a size larger than the norm and wanted the thick warm ones, as my sweet senior freezes easily normally and knew it would be worse in the hospital. We had to go to four stores and finally found some in the men’s department at Walmart. Then I checked my own closet and found a couple more that worked well for her – good enough that she even returned two of the four she bought, since she prefers snugger pants – while I like plenty of “room to breath.”
I wasn’t too worried, though, if we hand’t found them locally. I knew the same resources I found for my senior dad and other elderly men in our family, which I wrote about in Senior Mens Elastic Waist Pants, along with the resources I wrote about in Help for The Family Caring for Elderly Parents Who Are Stroke Patients – Part 3, would have helped us here as well. And if she should decide to get a bit dressier style of full elastic waist pants or jeans, we’ll find plenty of those for women at these sites as well as well as men. And in that arena, we’ve found online often offers more choices than locally. How about you? What are your favorite stores for the comfort clothing for elderly senior women AND men in your Sandwich Generation family – local or online? We’d love to hear.
P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. Thank you.