Pink and Easy Clothes for Elderly Parents Who are Stroke Patients
As we continue on with the series, Help for The Family Caring for Elderly Parents Who Are Stroke Patients, I thought I’d do some sweet pink research for easy clothes for elderly parents after a stroke – that is, clothes that are especially helpful for our parents who have become stroke patients. Of course, if your parent only had a mild stroke, you might not need to make any clothing adjustments for them. But if the movement of your stroke patients has been limited in any way, there is special adaptive clothing that is easier to put on and take off.
I know the mens full elastic waist pants and blue jeans that my senior dad loved were much easier for my mom and me to help him with when he was in end stage Parkinsons Disease. Easy clothes for elderly parents with velcro closures are much easier for hands that aren’t cooperating like normal, not to mention busy Sandwich Generation caregivers who may also be dealing with arthritis pain in their hands. You can find several great resources for mens AND womens elastic waist pants and jeans in my article, 4 Useful Resources for Senior Mens Elastic Waist Pants . All of the places I’m writing about today carry men’s AND women’s adaptive clothing, and I did enjoy finding a couple of lovely outfits in pretty pink to share.
Silverts is an excellent resource for the adaptive comfort clothing that can be a big help for us when caring for the beloved elderly parents in our families (not to mention ourselves, especially those of us with arthritis). They specialize in easy clothes for elderly – such a blessing! Interestingly, their pretty pink dress above looks quite sharp and very normal. However, it features a full back overlap with no pressure point snap closures. It’s princess cut gives it a flattering, wheelchair-friendly fit. And one of my fave points – it’s a quality AND machine washable winter-weight 85% Polyester-13% Rayon-2% Spandex material. This adaptive top completely opens up, allowing the individuals arms to be slid into the garment sleeves without ever having to raise or lower their arms or struggle with small neck openings. The back overlap is then folded over and domed/snapped into place. This adaptive top is terrific for elderly parents and other seniors who suffer from arthritis, have shoulder issues, are otherwise disabled or wheelchair dependent and I would think it would work nicely for most senior stroke patients as well.
Check out this lovely pink blouse. It also gives you or your senior mom the lovely layered look with the ease of a one-piece shirt. The silky open back blouse has a button front that opens to reveal an attached shell with full overlap and dome closure at shoulders. Made of machine washable polyester, this blouse completely opens up, allowing the individual’s arms to be slid into the garment sleeves without ever having to raise/lower their arms or struggle with small neck openings. The back overlap is then folded over and domed/snapped into place. This looks to be another terrific adaptive top for our senior parents who are stroke patients, not to mention dealing with other health issues such as Parkinsons Disease and even arthritis!
The nice part of their blouses and dresses that are made for wheelchair use is that your elderly parent can remain in a seated position while being dressed. Her arms are inserted easily into the sleeves and the garment is drawn up to the shoulders. You can then easily wrap the generous overlap across the back and close the Easy Touch shoulder tabs. Here’s a sketch to help you understand how it works.
Your senior parent is left completely covered without ever having to stand. And disrobing is just as easy. (Be aware that most of their adaptive (open back) clothing for elderly patients is sized for a generous fit. Of course, extra material/larger fit also makes for easy clothes for elderly parents.
Here’s a video that explains it more clearly.
Blair is one of my senior mom’s favorite places to shop. And with plenty of lovely elastic waist pants and shorts for women and men, along with great skirts for women, it’s a lovely place to check out when shopping for senior stroke patients.
These have a multi-stitched elastic waist and a relaxed fit. They are available in several colors and you can wear them all year long. There are slant pockets and these pants sit at your natural waist. They are made of woven polyester and – yay! They are machine wash and dry.
Easy Shoes for Elderly Parents
Your parent might also appreciate these Roam Double-Strap Walkers by Propét® walking shoes during their recovery period after the stroke. They have velcro closures which makes them much easier for stroke patients with limited movement to put on and take off. For that matter, when you are caring for a stroke patient at home, you’ll appreciate how much time it saves you if you don’t have to tie and untie their shoes. I never minded doing it for my senior dad, but it did speed things up when he wore velcro shoes. And when you are juggling all the different needs that are involved in caring for elderly parents, plus taking care of kids or babysitting grandchildren, saving even a few seconds can be a big help! 🙂
Appreciating Comfort Clothing Options for Our Sandwich Generation Family
Isn’t it nice to know that there are so many great options for those of us in (and out) of the Sandwich Generation, as we stay busy caring for the elderly parents in our family, including those who are stroke patients! And isn’t it nice to know there are so many delightful PINK things to choose from as well. 🙂
P.S. Styles change with each season, so the links may lead to different colors and styles. My fun pinks may have blended into other colors. But the quality stays strong throughout. And the easy clothes for elderly parents options are a big blessing for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, caring for our elderly parents at home or in a care facility.