Who Knew A Short Sweater Could Solve a Big Problem

by Kaye Swain

This short sleeved sweater helps my elderly mom when she has a cold feeling in her upper or lower back.jpgMy senior mom’s back has been so cold lately. We think it is an after-effect of a surgery she had a few years ago. She can be feeling just fine all over, but her back will be freezing and it really bothers her to feel so chilly.

We have found a couple of good solutions to help her and I wanted to share one of them with you today. I spotted it on sale at Macy’s, took a chance and bought it for her as a surprise, and she LOVES it.  It’s one of those cute sweaters with very short arms. It’s more than a vest which wasn’t quite warm enough for her. But it’s less than a full sweater for those days when she just isn’t cold anywhere else but her back.

The sleeves come about halfway down on my elderly parents arm .jpg

She loves that it’s so pretty AND that it was a great sales price. Talk about a win-win! She did have one recommendation, though. She suggested NOT taking a nap with just this sweater on as your body temperature usually drops while sleeping and you’re likely to wake up with very cold arms, as she just did.

Best to have elderly parents wear long sleeves during nap so no chills.jpg

 

How about you and your senior parents? Have you found any special clothing item that solved a pesky problem? We’d love to hear about it!

Beverly's Got tons of cute pink things each Saturday to put a smile on the face of the Sandwich Generation dealing with the issues of caring for the elderly parents and babysitting grandchildren

Fun for grandparents - in AND out of the Sandwich Generation - at Grand Social

 

Kaye

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. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 Grandma Kc

What a great idea! Grampy often sleeps with one sleeve of a shirt on so that he can have is arm out to pet the cat while she goes to sleep — it is required! We found it to be a great solution.
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2 Gigi

Well you do have your hands full!
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3 Kaye Swain

Thanks Gigi – Have a blessed and beautiful week! :)

4 Kaye Swain

Oh KC, how sweet! Bet that makes a delightful picture! Thanks so much for sharing it :)

5 Kathryn Ross

Hi Kaye! Great idea about the sweater. I have my mom’s bed jacket and use it all the time. The sweater reminds me of the bed jacket idea. Perhaps you could find your mom one at a vintage thrift shop. They used to be very popular. Blessings to you, milady – and all your concerns.
Joy!
Kathy

6 Kaye Swain

What a grand idea Kathryn. Thank you! :)

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