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Merry Christmas from Adaptawear!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the whole team at Adaptawear christmas1and we would like to take this opportunity to say that we are extremely grateful for your custom over the past year.

Please note our office and customer service/order telephone lines will be open as normal until 5pm Friday 22nd December and will then be closed until 8.30am Tuesday 2nd January 2018.   However if your call is urgent please leave a message and we will be monitoring calls during this time and will get back to you.

Customers can continue to order online as normal.  Please note that any orders received after noon Friday 22nd December will be dispatched on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Best Wishes

ClootieTree Team

www.adaptawear.com

 

Best-Selling Christmas Gifts!

You’ll find the perfect Christmas adapted clothing gift ideas for a loved one and christmasexciting Christmas Gifts For HimChristmas Gifts For Her, and Stocking Fillers at our dedicated Christmas Gift Shop.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, to stay up-to-date with the latest unique Christmas gifts idea and check out our blog for all of our latest gift guides!

With prices starting from as little as £5.50 let us take away the stress of shopping this Christmas.

Also we have made it even easier this year to buy presents for gifts.  We have also extended our usual 14 days returns period for Christmas gifts purchased up to 22nd December.  You can now return goods for an exchange or refund up to 31st January 2018. 

Best-Selling Gifts For Her

Fleecy Tie Neck Bed Jacket

Warm and cosy tie neck bed-jacket. Perfect to keep someone nice and warm in bed or at home.   Available in Pink, Blue, Cream & Mint in sizes Small – XXL.Top of Form Price: £20.00

Long Sleeve Pure Cotton Tartan Nightshirt

Stylish 100% pure brushed cotton long sleeve nightshirt in pink and navy woven Long Sleeve Pure Cotton Tartan Nightshirttartan check.  Soft and warm with buttons all the way down the front.    38” length in sizes 10 – 22.  Price:  £18.00

Iona Open-Back Nightie

Quality open-back nightie in soft cotton-rich seersucker. Designed for ladies unable to wear a traditional ‘over the head’ nightdress. Shoulder opening which is ideal if upper body movement is limited.  Short sleeves and no buttons down the back and generous overlap at back to ensure dignity.  Available in blue or pink in sizes 10 – 26.  Price: £37.50

Micro Throw/Blanket

Pretty fleece blanket – perfect to keep you warm this winter!  Price:  £18.00

Best-Selling Gifts For Him

Men’s Magnetic shirtMen’s Magnetic shirt

This stylish cotton formal shirt is magnetically infused to make dressing easy. With special hidden magnets along the front panel that effortlessly and removes the need to struggle with buttons.  For those with arthritis, Parkinson’s or just about any other disability who struggle to get dressed in the morning, life just got a whole lot simpler.  Price: £39.99

Men’s Elasticated Waist Jean Pull On Trousers

Based on our best-selling men’s elasticated waist cord trousers and poly-Men's Elasticated Waist Jean Pull On Trouserscotton trousers, these elasticated waist pull on jeans are perfect for everyday wear and a casual fit.  Extremely comfortable and great for people who want to wear denim but don’t want zips or fastenings. Top of FormPrice: £42.00

Walker Reid Men’s Cotton Nightshirt

Long sleeved 100% cotton button through nightshirt.  Blue checked in sizes Medium – XXX Large. Price £18.00

Best-Selling Stocking Fillers

Box of Handkerchiefs

This set of three beautiful 100% cotton handkerchiefs makes a really lovely gift. These cotton handkerchiefs are particularly popular because they are soft for the nose and a lot easier on the skin than a tissue. Price £6.50

Non Slip Sole Bed Socks

Non slip gripper rubber sole slipper bed socks. Ideal from either wearing in bed, lounging at home or even wearing or regular socks for the cold winter days. Choice of pink or blue.  Price £5.50

Lambswool Micro-Hottie

Cosy lambswool fleece hot water bottle that you can microwave in minutes. Improves circulation and ease pain. Price £13.00

Please visit our website for the other great Christmas gifts we have to offer and don’t forget we also offer a gift wrapping service where you can also add a handwritten message and post directly to your loved one to saveLambswool Micro-Hottieyou time and money.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

P.S. Our last UK pre-Christmas order is noon, Wednesday 20th December for Royal Mail 1st class delivery and Thursday 21st December for courier delivery. For deliveries to Australia, New Zealand and Asia the last postage date is Friday 8th December; USA and Canada is Thursday 14th December and for Europe it is Friday 15th December. Orders for outside the UK will be dispatched as normal after this date but maybe delivered after the festive period.

World MS Day

Today Wednesday 31st May is World MS Day and we are supporting WMSD and we asking youms6 to share your tips for living well with Multiple Sclerosis. #LifewithMS

World MS Day brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.   Here in the UK around 100,000 people have MS which is supported by the MS Society.  MS is different for everyone. You can get symptoms in many parts of your body as it affects your nerves and is caused when your immune system isn’t working properly.   Symptoms might include fatigue, vision problems or difficulties walking.

Do you have any solutions to help with the challenges of living your life with MS? Perhaps you have come up with ways to help you remember things, cope with stress and emotions, manage balance problems and bladder issues, or deal with fatigue? Your tips could make a huge difference to someone else’s life.

Visit the World MS Day website to share you videos, pictures or audio an inspire somebody.

If you or a loved one suffers from MS please visit our Adaptawear website to see our range of ladies and men’s adapted clothing products that are designed for sufferers of MS:

Men’s Open-Back Shirtms7

This Men’s Open Back Shirt simplifies dressing for both wearers and carers.  Drawn through the arms and fastens at the back, this classic smart practical men’s shirt has two flaps that completely overlap and attach discreetly at the shoulders so no-one will ever know. Price £34.99 ex VAT

Petal Back Open Back Dress Long Sleevems8

Pretty and smart with tailored collar and optional tie belt this open back dress is easy care and requires no ironing.  The back wraps over from shoulder to shoulder to ensure a dignified full overlap.  Price £35.00 ex VAT

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The SleeveAid assists with the dressing process.  This unique product will help get your arms into clothing sleeves easily.  Price:  £10.00 ex VAT

ms10SockAid

Terry towelling sock aid to help with pulling on socks and stockings.   Price:  £8.00 ex VAT

Please visit our website for our other products designed for MS sufferers, we have men’s and ladies trousers, skirts, front fastening bras, nightwear and swimwear.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

NEW Ladies Adaptive T-Shirts!

We are constantly updating our adaptive clothing range and we have recently added some newtshirt1 Adaptive Ladies T-Shirts for you; just in time for the sunnier weather!  Our NEW ladies Adaptive T-Shirts are easy to put on and take off for users and carers alike (no need to put on over the head).

These pure cotton T-Shirts are available in either long or short sleeves and opens easily through the front with snap buttons.

tshirt11Adaptive Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Long sleeve T-Shirt that opens with snap buttons through the front. Easy to put on and take off for users and carers alike. 100% cotton for a comfortable fit.

Available in red in sizes Small – XX Large.  Price:  £12.00 ex VAT.

Adaptive Short Sleeve T-Shirttshirt111

Short sleeve T-Shirt that opens with snap buttons through the front. Easy to put on and take off for users and carers alike. 100% cotton for a comfortable fit.

Available in black in sizes Small – XX Large.  Price:  £12.00 ex VAT

Please visit our Adaptawear website for other great clothing items for summer. We have a huge range of adapted ladies skirts, dresses and summer blouses available for you.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Mother’s Day Gifts:  Sunday 26th March

It’s that time of year when we all make the effort to make our Mum or Gran feel that extra bit 1special for Mother’s Day taking place next weekend on Sunday 26th March.

Here at Adaptawear we have been making Mother’s happy for over 10 years now with our huge range of suitable clothing products to help both independent and assisted dressing. From bed jackets, nightwear, daywear, underwear to dressing aids we guarantee that you will find something suitable for your special Mother’s Day Gift.

Take a look at our best-selling Mother’s Day Gifts in our dedicated area. Prices start from as little as £5.00!2

 

 

 

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Please see our Mother’s Day Gift area for our full range of gift ideas.   Also save time and 6money by using our gift wrapping service – we can wrap your present and send it direct to your Mum, saving you the hassle of posting yourself.  You can add your own personal message on the gift card. Too.   Just add gift wrapping when ordering online or via the telephone on 0800 051 1931.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

P.S.  Last day for UK guaranteed delivery for Mother’s Day is noon Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Dressing Tips For Those With Physical Disabilities

A physical disability can make everyday tasks such as putting on and off clothes difficult; but dressing tipsthere are things you can do to help improve the situation.

Adapted Clothing and Aids

If your or a relative has physical problems, which means they are struggle with ordinary buttons and small openings, there is a range of adapted clothing with special features that can help. For example, zips and Velcro are both easier to fasten than small buttons or shoelaces; easier still are clothes that don’t require fastening at all.

You might like to consider some of our best-selling Adaptawear adapted clothing for both men and women to help with independent and assisted dressing:

We also sell a range of dressing and clothing aids; from dressing sticks to button hooks, clip on ties, sock and sleeve aids.

Dressing tips for those who are partially sighted

If your relative is partially sighted, good organisation is key to making the dressing routine as simple as possible.

It’s crucial that your relative organises their own clothes – perhaps with your help – as the best organisation in the world won’t help if he or she isn’t familiar with the system.

As a first step, chat about how happy they are with their current clothes situation. This is particularly important if their sight is deteriorating or the eyesight problem is a recent one.

It may be helpful for you to go through his or her wardrobe together to check that the clothes don’t have holes or stains, as this may be something they’re not able to check themselves and that could be a source of anxiety.

Dressing tips for those with dementia

If your relative has dementia, any, and how much, help they will need with dressing depends on how advanced their dementia is.

If your relative has just been diagnosed with dementia, it’s important to encourage a morning and evening routine of washing and dressing to ensure he or she understands and can relate to the time of day. It’s particularly important to encourage independence and choice as much as possible.

Perhaps your relative only needs simple prompts at this stage, or they may appreciate you laying out the clothes that they need to wear and then they can finish getting dressed themselves.

If your relative’s condition changes, it may be necessary to change the amount of help you, or a care worker, provides for them. At the later stage of dementia, you may need to hand your loved one each item of clothing in order for them to manage to get dressed.

The importance of labels

Clearly labelled clothing storage can be very helpful for someone with dementia, particularly drawers and cupboards.

It’s also a good idea to check that the clothes are stored neatly and within easy reach, as all of this will help your relative get dressed.

Please visit our website if you or a loved one needs adaptive clothing we have a huge variety in store. We also have dressing aids to help get clothes on and off.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

 

World Alzheimers day September 21st 2016

We are celebrating World Alzheimer’s Day on Wednesday 21 September 2014. This annual alzheimers dayevent is a fantastic opportunity to focus on the great work going on all over the world to fight dementia.

World Alzheimer’s Day, , is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.

Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. At current rates, experts believe the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will quadruple to as many as 16 million by the year 2050.

Alzheimer’s disease is often called a family disease, because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone. 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. With the increases in life spans and baby boomers coming of age, support for Alzheimer’s research is more critical to our families than ever.

Fundraising resources

To support your fundraising during the World Alzheimer’s Day Campaign, we have put together a toolkit full of some fantastic fundraising ideas and a few tips on how to make the most of your event:

World Alzheimer’s Day toolkit

World Alzheimer’s Day quiz

We have also produced some posters that you can download to help you promote your event:

World Alzheimer’s Day posters

To help you organise your cake sale, we’ve produced a handy guide of health and safety tips you can download:

Health and safety guide

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Adapted Clothing to Celebrate Carers Week!

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Carers Week (6th – 12th June) is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring; highlighting the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The life chances of many of the 6.5 million people in the UK who care, unpaid, for a disabled, older or ill family member or friend, are being damaged by inadequate support from health services, according to new research launched for Carers Week 2016.

This year Carers Week are focusing on building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.  Currently 3 in 4 carers don’t feel their caring role is understood or valued by their community.

Get involved

Carers Week is brought to life by the individuals, groups and organisations holding events and taking action throughout the UK.

Whether you’re thinking big or looking for a simple action to make a difference, our Get Involved Guide is brimming with ideas, inspiration and resources to help you.

Raise awareness

Use social media, distribute flyers, contact your MP, put up a poster, issue a press release – there are all kinds of ways you can use Carers Week to make some noise and raise awareness of caring.

Adaptawear’s range of adaptive clothing is suitable for both individuals and carers.  Our carer1comfort clothing has been designed to help independent living and assisted dressing with the aim to make getting dressed easier and less painful. Our adaptive clothing are ideal for arthritis, stroke, Parkinson, incontinence and dementia sufferers as well as people of all ages who struggle with buttons and zips.

For people in care dressing is made less intrusive and more dignified for people who are in pain or do not easily accept assistance. Our back opening clothes can be slipped onto people reducing the need for hoists and lifting to dress. We also understand that incontinence is a reality for many people so our open back clothes provide direct and hygienic access to incontinence pads, while our side zip trousers and skirts are easy to zip off in a rush.  Do take a look at our range of ladies and men daywear and nightwear clothes at www.adaptawear.com.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Ladies Adapted Trousers

trousers1Adaptawear’s comfortable and discreetly adapted clothing has been designed to help independent living and assisted dressing with the aim to make getting dressed easier and less painful for both the wearer and carer.

We know as you get older or less able, you really appreciate clothes that are not only comfortable but that have been specially adapted to make them easy to put on either by yourself or with the help of a carer. We have some excellent ladies adapted trousers in a choice of styles and colours to suit your dressing needs.

Ladies Trouble-Free Trouserstrousers2

Tailored trouble-free trousers with adjustable elasticated back waistband and zips on both sides.  High back rise of trousers to ensure comfort when sitting for long periods.   Choice of colours and sizes.

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Price: £25.00 ex VAT

trousers3Ladies Easy-fit Drop-front Trousers

Smart, drop-front trousers with Velcro tabs on both sides of the waistband plus pockets and optional elastic waistband. The drop-front panel opens to the hips enabling easy dressing and toileting.   Choice of colours and sizes. Bottom of Form

Price: £38.00 ex VAT

Ladies Open Back Trouserstrousers4

Normal looking open back trousers that are drawn up the legs and have 2 large flaps overlap to fasten at the back to make changing and toileting easier and less stressful.  Ideal for ladies in wheelchairs or who require hoisting.  Black only in sizes S – XXXL.

Top of Form

Price: £30.00 ex VAT

trousers5Tracksuit Pants with Side Zips

New soft tracksuit bottoms with side zips all the way down both legs seams.   Elasticated waist for greater comfort. Clothing that can easily be taken off and off by means of side zips.  Navy only in sizes S – XXL.

Price: £30.00 ex VAT

Please see our website to see our full range of ladies trousers, skirts, blouses and dresses.   Orders dispatched within 1 – 2 days via choice of Royal Mail or courier delivery.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com