Pink Clothing For 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 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. Clothes 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, BUT since today IS PINK Saturday, I'm going to show off some pretty PINK clothes I found while researching today. 🙂
Amazon carries some adaptive / velcro clothing for seniors that can be helpful when caring for stroke patients. This pretty pink outfit looks quite sharp and very normal. But, the "fooler" top creates a layered look in one easy piece. It has a full back overlap with double snaps at shoulders and one functional button. 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 or are disabled or wheelchair dependent and I would think it would work well for most senior stroke patients as well. It also has open side pants with a front fold-down panel and a VELCRO® closure. And, of course, that comfortable elastic waist. It even has side pockets. And, one of my favorite things in life, it is made of quality machine washable lightweight polyester-cotton knit.
Silverts is another 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). Isn't this a pretty purple shirt, with just a hint of pink. 🙂 It comes in other colors as well. 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!
And how about Silverts dresses for seniors (see the pink one at the top as well)? This pink patterned example of their great comfort clothing for seniors is specifically made to be easy for stroke patients in a wheelchair. It has a flattering fit and features a generous back overlap, with easy touch closure at each shoulder. It provides side seam pockets for convenience and is made of quality washable polyester interlock. Wouldn't it be a lovely gift for your senior stroke patient? 🙂 The nice part 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.)
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 great place to check out when shopping for senior stroke patients. Aren't these elastic waist pants a lovely shade of dark pink – mulberry?
They are easy to care for and have move-with-you comfort. Very importantly, they are designed with a comfy multi-stitched elasticized waist with a self fabric tie and deep front patch pockets. Made of cotton/polyester interlock knit they are machine wash/dry.
They don't have the in pink, but your parent might appreciate these velcro walking shoes during their recovery period after the stroke. Velcro 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! 🙂
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. 🙂 Happy Pink Saturday!