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Carers Week: Adapted Clothing

This week is Carers Week and at Adaptawear we are helping Carers UK spread awareness about the work of the 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend.

Here at Adaptawear we recognise the invaluable support and work you do (mainly unpaid) for your family members and we want to let you know we are here if we can help in any way with getting dressed and adapted clothing.   We sell a range of adapted clothing to help with both assisted dressing and independent dressing with the aim to make getting dressed easier and less painful for both the wearer and carer.  Please do call us on 0800 051 1931 if you need any support or advice.

Carers Week (#CarersWeek) is an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. It aims to highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the helping hand they give to families and communities throughout the UK.

If you are a carer and are looking for ways to make dressing your patient easier; please visit our Adaptawear website as we have a range of ladies and men’s adaptive clothing items available that a specially designed to make dressing 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.

Some of our best-selling clothing suitable for carers:

Nightwear & Underwear

Daywear

We also have a range of dressing aids and tools which also aid dressing.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Father’s Day Gifts: Sunday 17th June

Father’s Day – the one day of the year dedicated to showing your Dad or Grandfather (if you are lucky enough to still have one) just how you much you appreciate him, is nearly here.

This year’s Father’s Day falls this Sunday 17th June and as the countdown begins, many of us will be scrambling to find the perfect gift.  We have rounded up the best adapted clothing gift ideas so you won’t be stuck for inspiration on your hunt for a present.   Over 24 gift ideas starting from as little as £4!

giftAlso save time and money by using our gift wrapping service – we can wrap your present and send it direct to your Dad, 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.

Do take a look at some of our Father’s Day gift ideas below.  Please note last orders for delivery pre Father’s Day is 2pm Thursday 14th June so don’t delay and order today!

  • Men’s Magnetic shirtMen’s Magnetic Shirt – Hidden magnets instead of buttons – Price:  £39.99 ex VAT
    Buy Now!
  • Men’s Cotton Pyjamas – Tailored pyjamas – Price:  £16.00 inc VAT
    Buy Now!
  • Men’s Open Back Shirt – Light Blue/Black Check – Price:  £22.00 ex VAT
    Buy Now!
  • Walker Reid Men’s Cotton NightshirtMen’s Cotton Nightshirt – Choice of colours – Price:  £24.00 inc VAT
    Buy Now!
  • Men’s Elasticated Pull On Cords – choice of colours – Price:  £34.99 inc VAT
    Buy Now!
  • Extra Wide Diabetic Socks – Choice of 3 colours- Price:  £13.75 ex VAT
    Buy Now!
  • Clip on Tie – Choice of colours – Price:  £10.00 inc VAT
    Buy Now!
  • AbleBelt – Easy fasten leather belt – Price:  £30.00 inc VAT
    Buy Now!
  • Cotton Handkerchiefs – Box of 3  – Price:  £6.50 inc VAT
    Buy Now!
  • Petal Back Open Back Vest – Great to wear under shirt – Price:  £12.00 ex VAT
    Buy Now!

Best wishes

Adaptawear

www.adaptawear.com 

Clothing & Dressing Tips for Dementia Action Week

This week is Dementia Action Week, (21st – 27th May) and the Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone across the UK to unite against this terrible disease and to take action. Whether big or small, actions can make everyday life better for people affected by dementia.

There are many ways you can take action and get involved including:

  • Support people with dementia by doing one of the following actions and update on your social media #DAW2018
    • I will be there for carers and loved ones and stay patient
    • I will talk to people with dementia and take time to listen
    • I will ask if someone needs help if they look confused
    • I will ask questions and learn more about dementia
  • Become a Dementia Friend – join the 2.4 million people already helping to make the UK more dementia friendly
  • Join an event near you – from tea dances to Dementia Friend Information Sessions search for events in your area.
  • Make a donation and help fund research and support into this disease.

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051.  225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes. 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia.

Here at Adaptawear; we stock a huge range of adapted clothing that will help make dressing easier for people with dementia. Our comfortable adapted clothing have been specifically designed to aid independent or assisted dressing allowing getting dressed easier and less painful for a family member.

Here are some key tips to help when dressing someone with dementia:

  • Give the person choice although keep the wardrobe free of excess clothing
  • Organise the process – lay out the clothes that each item should be put on
  • Pick comfortable and simple clothing
  • Help the person stay comfortable
  • Make sure the clothing is not too tight or itchy as otherwise they may easily disrobe
  • Change clothes regularly
  • Go shopping together
  • Encourage independence and accept any unusual clothing choices

Due to Alzheimer’s, it can be difficult for individuals to get dressed by themselves, as well as being difficult for carers to dress a person with the condition.  As dementia progresses, people increasingly need more help with everyday activities, including dressing.  It is important to enable a person with dementia to make their own choices for as long as they can and if they do need assistance to offer it tactfully and sensitively.

Adaptawear’s range of adaptive and open backed clothing is ideal for men and women who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia.  This means that dresses, nightwear, trousers, tops and shirts can be drawn through the arms and fastened easily at the back by carers. The fastenings are so discreet that no one will notice and the dignity of the wearer is maintained at all times.

We also supply a range of open back clothing and all in one nightwear/underwear specifically suitable for dementia sufferers.   Do take a look at our clothes online or call us on 0800 051 1931.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

NEW Spring Nightwear

We just wanted to make you aware that we have some NEW lightweight ladies and men’s nightwear and bed jackets just arrived into our warehouse just in time for this warmer Spring weather.

At Adaptawear we have brought together different styles of easy-care nightwear that are both practical and stylish for the home, hospital or care homes.  From front button ladies nighties and men’s nightshirts to discreet back-open nightdresses and nightshirts in choice of fabrics – poly-cotton, pure cotton, seersucker and jersey.

Our New Nightwear Range includes:

  • Men’s Cotton Nightshirt – Pure cotton front button nightshirt (42″ length) with single breast pocket.  Now available in red tartan or blue check. Buy Now!

 

 

  • Cotton Painted Flowers Nightie – Short sleeve pure cotton round neck nightie (42″ length).  Available in painted flowers Pink or Blue. Buy Now!

 

Don’t forget to check our clearance section for some great SAVINGS to be had – SAVE up to £10 off ladies and men’s nightwear.

Best wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

BARGAINS – SALE MADNESS!

Bargain Madness! 

We have some amazing adapted clothing items on clearance sale – ladies and men’s nighwear, bed jackets, skirts and trousers – sale items from as little as £5!  Do take a look at some our sale items below and buy now whilst stocks last! 


skirtLadies Elasticated Waist Skirt
Price:  £5.00 ex VAT – SAVE £5!
Buy Now!


Choice of Front Button Nighties
Price:  From £14.00 inc VAT – SAVE Up to £9!
Buy Now!


Coral Fleecy Bed Jacket
Price:  £16.00 inc VAT – SAVE £4!
Buy Now!


Men’s Pure Cotton Pyjamas
Price:  £20.00 inc VAT – SAVE £4!
Buy Now!


Men’s Open Back Shirt
Price:  £30.00 ex VAT – SAVE £5!
Buy Now!


Ladies Easy Fit Drop Front Trousers
Price:  £30.00 ex VAT – SAVE £8!
Buy Now!

Best wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Last Orders: Order Today For Mother’s Day Gifts

Hurry order today for some great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for your Mum or Gran for this Sunday – over 30 adapted clothing gifts from as little as £5.50 and we can even gift wrap it and send to her to save you the hassle!

Mother’s Day – this Sunday 11th March; is the one day of the year dedicated to showing your Mum or Gran (if you are lucky enough to still have one) just how much you appreciate her – is nearly here.

Gift ideas include: 

Also save time and money 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

Mother’s Day Gifts:   Sunday 11th March 2018

Mother’s Day – the one day of the year dedicated to showing your Mum or Gran (if you are lucky enough to still have one) just how much you appreciate her – is nearly here.

This year Mothering Sunday falls next Sunday March 11th, and as the countdown begins, many of us will be scrambling to find the ‘perfect’ gift for one of the most important woman in your life.

We’ve rounded up the best luxury and unusual adapted clothing gifts, so you definitely won’t be stuck for inspiration on your hunt for a present.

 

 

  • Fleecy Cape: double layer fleecy cape with cosy collar to keep the chills away. Price £25.00

 

 

 

  • Lambswool Bed Bootees: cotton jersey bed bootees lined with lambswool to make a lightweight bootee. Price £25.00

 

 

  • Lambswool Micro-Hottie: cosy lambswool fleece hot water bottle that
    you can microwave in minutes. Improves circulation and ease pain. Price £13.00

 

  • Micro Fleece Throw: pretty micro fleece blanket – perfect for keeping you warm this winter! Price £18.00

Please see our Mother’s Day Gift area for our full range of gift ideas.   Also save time and money 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

Socks:  Looking After Your Feet & Legs

Obesity is linked with osteoarthritis (loss of cartilage in the joints), which commonly affects knees and hips. Carrying too much weight can also lead to varicose veins – dilated superficial veins which range from hardly noticeable to large bunches of grape-like structures behind the knee. About one in three women suffer from varicose veins.

Varicose veins are not life-threatening but they look unsightly and can also be painful. Being overweight can make the condition worse, as can pregnancy, when the hormonal influence of progesterone relaxes the veins. Varicose veins in pregnancy usually improve after the baby is born.

‘The most important thing is to have your varicose veins assessed properly, usually with an ultrasound scan,’ advises John Scurr, a consultant vascular surgeon from Middlesex Hospital.

You can then be advised on which treatment is most suitable – wearing elastic stockings, surgery, injection treatment or laser treatment.  Walking is also an excellent way to tone the muscles in the leg, reduce body fat and improve circulation.

Adaptawear sells a range of comfortable and warm socks available for both men and women to help keep your feet and legs in good condition; see below for our best-sellers:

Diabetic Socks Extra Wide Rib

Our range of quality orthopaedic and diabetic socks are aimed at promoting healthy feet and allowing your feet to breathe and are manufactured to ensure they do not rub or irritate your skin.  These extra wide socks stretch to 60cm giving room to wear over bandages or for swollen feet and ankles.  Comes with a soft, non-elastic cuff and hand linked toe.   2 pair pack in choice of black, navy or beige.   Price:  £13.75 ex VAT

Luxury Striped Microfibre Sock

2 pairs of luxury striped microfibre socks in choice of colours. Keeps sweat away from your feet to be reabsorbed into the air rather than remaining trapped in the fibres.  Available in Pink and Cream or Blue & Grey. Price: £6.00 inc VAT

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 inc VAT

Ladies and Men’s Thermal Socks

These thermal socks provide high performance insulation against the cold while keeping the feet dry. Innovative knitting technology and a brushing process allows them to holds in more warm air for all-day comfort.  3 pair pack. Price: £12.00 inc VAT

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Keep Warm at Night and in Bed with our Cosy Bed Jackets!

bed jacketWith the weather still remaining cold; especially at nights; then why don’t you keep warm with our range of lovely cosy warm bed jackets?   Here at Adaptawear we a have a range of different styles of bed jackets, fleecy wraps and fleecy capes available for both men and women.   Perfect to keep the chills away when reading in bed, watching TV or sitting at the computer.

Our bed jackets are designed to help maintain your body temperature to make sure that you’re cosy whether you’re lounging on an evening or looking for a little extra warmth when heading to bed.

Prices start from £16.00 and include:

Men’s Fleecy Bed Jacketbed jacket1

BEST-SELLER!  For men who have to spend long periods in bed, this easy care bed-jacket is more comfortable and less bulky than wearing a traditional dressing gown and looks much nicer that a cardigan. Unique men’s fleece bed-jacket with easy access sleeves and Velcro easy tab style fastenings. Available in sizes S – XL. Price £30.00

Ladies Polar Fleece Bed Jacket

CLEARANCE SALE:  Button up style with a ‘Peter Pan’ Collar, satin trim and embroidered bed jacket2pocket this is the prefect bed-jacket to brighten your day.  Only available large (16-18) in raspberry. Was £20.00 – now only £16.00!

Ladies Floral Quilted Tie Neck Bed Jacket

bed jacket3

Available with pink or blue flowers, this pretty tie-neck bed-jacket has a delicate floral print.  Available in sizes S – XL.  Price £18.00

Ladies Button Up Fleecy Bed Jacket

BEST-SELLER!  This soft and cosy button up bed-jacket polar fleece bed jacket has a pretty embroidered collar, satin trim and a handy pocket. Available in pink, blue, mint and cream in sizes S – XL.  Price £20.00

Ladies Flannel Fleece Button Up Bed Jacket

Lightweight bed jacket with a burnt out flannel fleece effect with satin bindings and buttons. Round neck in choice of pink or blue in sizes S – XL.

Price £24.00

Ladies Luxury Waffle Fleece Bed Jacket

BEST-SELLER!  Luxury fleecy bed jacket in a stylish cut – available in raspberry or Blue.  Extremely soft and warm bed jacket without being too heavy. These vibrant colours will lift the skin tone and add a touch of glamour to bedtime or a stay in hospital. Available in sizes S – XXL.  Price £24.00

Ladies Fleecy Cape

This is a fabulously warm, double layer fleecy cape with a cosy collar to keep away the chills. The cape is extremely easy to wear as an alternative style of bed-jacket or when sitting for long periods in a bed jacket7chair. Choice of colours in sizes XS – Large.   Price £25.00

 

Please visit our website for the full range of bed jackets that we have to offer.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

 

Adapted Clothing for Fitness:  January a Time To Burn Off Excess Calories!

After a busy and hopefully enjoyable Christmas and New Year, it’s exercisetime to burn off the extra calories off!  Exercise is good for people of any age and can ease symptoms of many chronic conditions. And contrary to popular belief, weakness and poor balance are actually linked to inactivity, rather than age.

What types of exercise are possible with limited mobility?

Cardiovascular exercises that raise your heart rate and increase your endurance. These can include walking, running, cycling, dancing, tennis, swimming, water aerobics, or “aqua jogging”. Many people with mobility issues find exercising in water especially beneficial as it supports the body and reduces the risk of muscle or joint discomfort. Even if you’re confined to a chair or wheelchair, it’s still possible to perform cardiovascular exercise.

Strength training exercises involve using weights or other resistance to build muscle and bone mass, improve balance, and prevent falls. Flexibility exercises help enhance your range of motion, prevent injury, and reduce pain and stiffness. These may include stretching exercises and yoga.

Here at Adaptawear we have some discreetly adapted clothing to help when undertaking exercise.  These include tracksuit pants and swimwear for incontinence sufferers.

Tracksuit Pants with side zips

Soft unisex tracksuit pants with side zips all the way down both legs. Navy in sizes Small – XX Large. Price £30.00 ex VAT

Ladies Side Opening Tracksuit BottomsLadies Side Opening Tracksuit Bottoms

Soft velour and satin trim, elastic waist and two side zips with matching pull tags. These tracksuit joggers are easy to get on and off quickly and will keep you warm all day long. Clearance Offer: £10.00 ex VAT

Ladies Back Opening Tracksuit TopLadies Back Opening Tracksuit Top

Back opening with discrete poppers to make assisted dressing quick and easy, this track suit top is ultra-comfortable and warm. Clearance Offer £10.00 ex VAT

Men’s Incontinence Swim Shorts

Men's Incontinence Swim ShortsThese Kes-Vir Men’s Incontinence Swim Shorts are specifically designed for faecal incontinence (solid bowel movements) but look like regular men’s swimwear. Price £39.99 ex VAT.

Ladies Incontinence Swimsuit

This Kes-Vir Ladies Incontinence Swimsuit is specifically designed for Ladies Incontinence Swimsuitfaecal incontinence but the sash design makes it look like a regular swimsuit. Price £45.99 ex VAT.

Please see our Adaptawear website for our full range of clothing that we have available.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com