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SALE ££s in Adaptawear’s January Clearance Sale!

If you are looking for a bargain this month then take a look at our adapted clothing clearance sale at www.adaptawear.com. The clearance lines include ladies and men’s adapted clothing from ladies skirts, nighties and bed jackets to men’s pyjamas.

Some of our clearance clothing include:pyjamas

Walker Reid Men’s Pure Cotton Flannel Pyjamas

Luxury men’s long sleeve 100% brushed pure cotton flannel pyjamas.  Button through tailored pyjama with open cuff with single chest pocket and long trouser.  Available in blue check in sizes Medium – XXXL.  SALE PRICE: £22.00 inc VAT

Slenderella Polar Fleece Bed JacketSlenderella Polar Fleece Bed Jacket

Long sleeved bed jacket – button through style with pretty floral embroidery to the collar and pocket. These soft and warm house coats are made from a soft polar fleece and are perfect for keeping you warm during those colder nights! SALE PRICE:  £16.00 inc VAT

 

skirtElasticated Waist Straight Skirt – available in short and long length

Stylish ladies skirts – simply pull down over the head to dress from a seated position or step into it and pull up. Either way, dressing will be quicker and easier.  Choice of colours and sizes from 8 – 30. SALE PRICE:  £5.00 inc VAT

 

 

Slenderella Front Button Pure Cotton Round Neck Nightie

Pretty round neck front button pure cotton nightie with lace trim.  42” length in short sleeve with buttons all the way down the front.  Sizes Small – XX Large in pink or blue. SALE PRICE:  £20.00 inc VAT

 

 

capeLadies Assisted Fleecy Cape

Assisted front fastening cape with poppers – easy to put on and off as there is no need to raise your arms as it can easily be slipped on the shoulder and done up.    Perfect to wear out and about for these cold winter days.  Available in small and medium in choice of navy, red or purple. SALE PRICE:  £12.50 ex VAT

 

Slenderella Waffle Tufted Dressing Gown

Luxurious ladies waffle fleece dressing gowns are a button through style and have long sleeves with turn-back cuffs. These soft and warm house coats are made from 100% super soft polyester waffle fleece and each robe is approximately ankle length, making them perfect for keeping you warm during the colder nights or for simply relaxing around the house. SALE PRICE:  £30.00 inc VAT

Please see our website for all our clearance sale items and don’t forget that we offer free postage on all orders over £100.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear 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.

Visit Adaptawear at The Occupational Therapy Show

The Occupational Therapy Show 2017 is here again with loads of new features and social events and Adaptawear is pleased to be yet again exhibiting at the show which takes places next week Wednesday and Thursday 22nd and 23rd November at NEC Birmingham.    If you are an existing occupational therapist or studying to become and OT; it is well worth coming to the show to see the latest new products available on the market.

Do come and visit our Adaptawear stand at D81 to see our range of adapted clothing products suitable for independent and assisted dressing. Our clothes are focused on helping both independent and assisted dressing, supporting both the wearer and carer. Our staff have an extensive knowledge on the adaptive clothing industry and will be answering any questions you may have.

At the show this year, world-class education will be delivered by the likes of Dr Michael Iwama, Dr Jenny Preston MBE, Dr Joanne Fillingham, Michael Mandelstam and Gillian Leng. The education programme is now live, so do register for FREE today.

New for this year will be the Posture and Wheelchair Essentials Theatre with a two day education programme, taking place on the show floor, which will focus on wheelchair and seating assessments, particularly looking at pressure management, special seating and manual wheelchairs. A new Neurology in Practice stream has also been added to the education programme this year due to popular demand!

Adaptawear will be exhibiting again at this year!  Do come and visit us at stand D81. We will be showcasing and demonstrating many of our existing products so we look forward to seeing you all.

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SHOW DATES & TIMES

  • Wednesday 22nd November 2017: Doors open 09:00– 17:30
  • Thursday 23rd November 2017: Doors open 09:00 – 16.30

For our listing information, please visit www.theotshow.com  #theotshow

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Winter Adapted Clothing Favourites

Take a peek at some of our best-selling winter adapted clothing – perfect now that the temperature has dropped. Here at Adaptawear we have a range of discreetly adapted clothing available for you that will enable ease of dressing and is both warm and cosy.

Long Sleeve Adaptive Ladies T-Shirttshirt

Cotton adaptive T-Shirt that opens with snap buttons through the front.  Easy to put on and off.  Sizes Small – XXL in red. Price £12.00 ex VAT

Long Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton NightieLong Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton Ladies Nightie

Pretty jersey 100% semi combed cotton nightdress. Front buttons all the way down the front in white with pink or blue ditsy heart print.  42” length with front neck in sizes 10 – 30. Price: £24.00 inc VAT

Ladies & Men’s Trouble-free TrousersLadies & Men's Trouble-free Trousers

Available in men’s or ladies styles, these smart tailored trousers open down to the hips with discreet zips on both sides to aid dressing and toileting. Optional elastic waistband.   Available in sizes Small – XX Large in choice of colours.  Price:  £38.00 ex VAT

Men's Magnetic ShirtMen’s Magnetic Shirt

Smart, classic men’s shirt with special hidden magnets along the front panel that fasten effortlessly and removes the need to struggle with button.  Perfect for customers who suffer with Arthritis, MS or Parkinson’s.  Available in blue or black check in sizes Small – XX Large.   Price:  £39.99 ex VAT

Men’s Elasticated Waist Jean Pull On TrousersMen's Elasticated Waist Jean Pull On Trousers

Based on our best-selling men’s elasticated waist cord trousers and poly-cotton 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. Price: £42.00 inc VAT

Petal Back Open Back VestPetal Back Open Back Vest

Unique open back panels at back – great for easy assisted dressing.  Perfect to wear under a shirt, dress or blouse. Petal Back styles are designed to slide easily up the arms and over the head. Price £12.00 ex VAT

Luxury Striped Chenille Socks

Luxury soft chenille socks to help keep your feet nice and warm this winter.  These socks are perfect for keeping your feet warm and toasty and are a great alternative to chunky slippers. Price £6.00 inc VAT

Please visit our website for full product description and sizes on the above products and call 0800 051 1931 if you have any other questions.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com       

Brain Tumour Awareness Week & Clothing for Brain Tumour Sufferers

This week is International Brain Tumours Awareness Week, which is brain tumour weekdedicated to raising awareness and understanding of brain tumours.

What are brain tumours?
In the UK, around 9,200 people are year are diagnosed with primary brain or central nervous system (CNS) tumours. These are tumours that start in the brain or the CNS. They can be either benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

People can also be affected by secondary brain tumours. This is when cancer cells spread to the brain from another part of the body. When these cells reach the brain or CNS, they can grow and form a secondary tumour.

The 2017 Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours

The 11th Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours is being held between 1 January and 31 December 2017. People are encouraged to undertake sponsored or unsponsored walks to raise awareness about brain tumours and to symbolically “donate” the mileage covered to the World Walk target of circling the earth at the equator (24,901 miles or 40,075 kms).

Organisations and individuals taking part in Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours can download a logo (shown right) to promote their walk here.

Please register/report your walk by completing this form.

Clothing Products to make dressing easier

Adaptawear’s comfort 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.   Our range of discreetly adapted clothing is suitable for brain tumour sufferers.

Men’s and Ladies Daywearadaptawear

  • Dresses – open back dresses
  • Shirts – front magnetic opening and back opening shirts
  • Trousers – including drop front, trouble free, open back and elasticated waist trousers
  • Tracksuits – side opening tracksuit pants
  • Tops

Men’s and Ladies Nightwear

  • Bed-jackets
  • Pyjamas
  • Nighties and nightshirts – front opening and open back nightwear

Men’s and Ladies Underwear

  • Pants
  • Front Fastening Bras
  • Vests

Please visit our website to see our full range of adapted clothing.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

NEW Ladies Nightwear & Winter Best-Sellers Back In Stock!

We just wanted to make you aware that we have some NEW ladies nightwear and some of our best-selling winter ladies nightwear back in stock just in time for the colder nights!

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

Long Sleeve Pure Cotton Tartan NightshirtLong Sleeve Pure Cotton Tartan Nightshirt

NEW for 2017!  Stylish 100% pure brushed cotton long sleeve nightshirt in pink and navy woven tartan check.  Soft and warm with buttons all the way down the front.    38” length in sizes 10 – 22.

Price: £18.00

Long Sleeve Flannel Round Neck Brushed Cotton Nightie

BACK in Stock! Warm, soft and comfortable 100% double-brushed cotton long sleeve round Long Sleeve Flannel Round Neck Brushed Cotton Nightieneck ladies nightie. Traditional nightie with 3 satin covered button opening.  Available in white with blue and pink flowers.  43” length in sizes 10 – 30.Top of Form

Price: £24.00

Long Sleeve Front Button Poly-Cotton Nightie

BACK in Stock! Long sleeved poly-cotton nightdress with buttons all the way down the front (great for when upper body movement is limited).  Available in pink or blue floral pattern. 45” length in sizes 10 – 26. Long Sleeve Front Button Poly-Cotton Nightie

Price: £24.00

Long Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton Nightie

BACK in Stock! Long sleeved jersey 100% semi combed cotton nightdress. Front buttons all the way down the front in white with pink or blue ditsy Long Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton Nightieheart print.  42” length with front neck in sizes 10 – 30.

Price: £24.00

Iona Open-Back Nightie

BACK in Stock!  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.  Can be opened flat and put on from lying or seated position.  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 ex VAT

Nightwear Accessories – finally don’t forget we also stock a range of nightwear accessories which can go well with your nighties such as Non-Slip Bed SocksLuxury Stripped Chenille Socks, Lambswool Bed Non-Slip Bed SocksBootees, Ladies Winter Thermal Socks and warm cosy Ladies Bed Jackets.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

P.S.  We also stock men’s nightwear including traditional men’s nightshirt, long sleeve pyjamas and open back nightshirts – do take a look at our men’s range online.

 

Front Fastening Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Front Fastening Bras – Around 5,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this October – get a Silver Post Surgery Bra!

More people than ever are surviving, but the reality is that someone is diagnosed every 10 minutes in the UK. This life-threatening disease will abruptly become part of their story and that of their friends and families. That’s why there has never been a greater need for our life changing support today and tomorrow.

You can show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by buying and wearing a pink ribbon pin today.  Click here to get your pink ribbon.

Breast Cancer Care has a range of different tools and services to help if you are suffering from breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Care App

The need for support doesn’t end when treatment does. If you’re struggling to find your ‘new normal’ after breast cancer, why not try our free app? BECCA, the Breast Cancer Care App, gives you information, support and inspiration to help you move beyond breast cancer, presented on easy-to-use flashcards. It’s available right now for iPhone and Android phones.

Ask the Nurses

Ask the Nurses is a confidential advice service. This confidentiality is maintained between clients and Breast Cancer Care, and the Ask our Nurses team.  They ask that you give as much information about yourself and your situation as you can as it will help us to reply as fully as possible. Fill out the form here.

front fastening braSilver Post Surgery Front Fastening Bras

If you or somebody you know suffers from breast cancer or has recently undergone breast cancer surgery; then please visit our Adaptawear website as we have a range of front fastening bras available including the Silver Post Surgery Front Fastening Bra.

The Silver Post Surgery Front Fastening Bra is perfect to take into hospital and designed to be worn in the early weeks after any type of breast surgery. The clever design features a seam free front and sides, to minimise irritation after surgery and is extremely comfortable.

  • Front fastening with easy opening cushioned poppers
  • Drop cups – straps can be unfastened to allow cups to drop down for easy access to surgery areas
  • Seamless at front and sides to avoid irritation to incisions and scarring
  • Magic straps with touch and close fastening for easy adjustment and more comfort on the shoulders
  • Double layer cups for added support and can be used as pockets for “softie” prosthesis is required
  • No fitting on back of bra
  • Available in sizes 34-40 in cup size B/C and D/DD

We also offer a range of other front fastening bras including the Comfi popper bra and the Eezee arthritis bra.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Adapted Clothing for World Arthritis Day – 12th October

Thursday 12th October is World Arthritis Day #WAD2017 and this year the message is Early arthritisDiagnosis:  Don’t Delay, Connect Today.

Early diagnosis is key to preventing further damage, but rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) often receive delayed or no diagnosis. If not treated appropriately, daily activities are affected – reducing peoples’ quality of life and affecting physical abilities.

This is often due to a lack of awareness – it’s important to know the symptoms of RMDs, and to contact a healthcare professional if you have concerns.

  • Inflammation indicated by joint swelling, stiffness, redness, and/or warmth
  • Persistent muscle and joint pain
  • Tenderness
  • Extreme fatigue, lack of energy, weakness, or a feeling of malaise
  • Stiffness and restricted range in movement or flexibility
  • Joint deformity
  • Symptoms affecting the internal organs
  • Invisible symptoms e.g. depression and anxiety

At Adaptawear we are supporters of World Arthritis Day and we supply a range of adapted clothing available specially designed for arthritis sufferers.  Take a look at our website to see some of our ladies and men’s discreetly adapted clothing to aid people with arthritis.  By replacing zips with Velcro, buttons with magnets or having long zips with zip pulls enables the garments to open wide and stiff and sore arthritic hands are able to manage the fastenings helping you to remain independent for longer.   Our clothing range includes:

Men’s Magnetic Shirt – BEST-SELLER

Our smart, classic looking Men’s Magnetic Shirt incorporates special hidden magnets along the front panel that fasten effortlessly and removes the need to struggle with buttons.

Adaptive Ladies Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Long sleeve adaptive T-Shirt that opens with snap buttons through the front. Easy to put on and take off for users and carers alike.  100% cotton in sizes Small – XX Large.

Eezee Bra – BESTSELLER!

The Eezee front closure bra is designed to slip on and off with ease. This bra is your answer with only three large flat hooks. An Easy Touch tab in front of each hook guides the hook into its closure.

Other clothing suitable for arthritis sufferers include:

Please visit our website for our full range of adapted clothing and for more information do take a look at our factsheet on all things to do with arthritis.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

BEST-SELLER Iona Open Back Nightie Back in Stock!

Iona nightieWe just wanted to let you know that one of our favourite adapted clothing products is back in stock, the Adaptawear Iona Open-back Nightie!

Ideal for sufferers of stroke, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, motor neurone disease and post viral fatigue syndrome sufferers. It also reduces distress for dementia sufferers who get agitated when clothes go over their heads.

Palliative nurses can dress or change a lady simply by gently rolling them into the nightdress. This pretty feminine nightie is designed for ladies unable to wear a traditional ‘over the head’ nightdress due to a variety of medical conditions.

Iona’s special features:iona nightie

  • Generous overlap at the back ensures dignity
  • Shoulder opening, ideal if upper body movement is limited
  • Can be put on without the need to disconnect medical equipment
  • Can be opened flat and put on from a lying or seated position
  • Soft cotton rich seersucker fabric
  • Available in blue or pink in sizes 10 – 26

Excellent Customer Feedback!

  • “This seersucker fabric is amazing, quick drying and less bulky at the back so makes it much iona nightiemore comfortable to lie on! The carers love it and my Mum looks very pretty.”
  • “The Iona nightdresses are perfect, so soft and fit beautifully whilst helping immensely with my mother’s care, who sadly is bed bound from a severe stroke”. JF, Oxfordshire

Also if you buy 3 Iona nighties you can get qualify for free postage and packaging!

Check out our website for our full range of open back and front button nightwear.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

The different types of care and support you can get at home

There are various types of adult care that you can choose from. We have compiled this list Care choicesfor you to have a brief guide into what types of different care and support there is for you at home.

Home Care (Domiciliary Care)

For many people it is important to stay at home in their own, familiar surroundings near to friends and family. At the same time, remaining independent may also be very important to you but that can mean you need a little extra help. Some carefully chosen home care (sometimes known as domiciliary care) can often be the perfect solution to getting a little help whilst retaining a good level of personal freedom. Visit the care choices website to find homecare

Housing with Care

A Care Village, or retirement community, is a very broad, generic term that covers many varieties of housing for retirees and seniors – especially designed or geared for people who no longer work, or restricted to those over a certain age.

It differs from a retirement home which is a single building or small complex where no “common areas” for socializing exist. Many care villages provide people with independent accommodation and may include shared facilities, such as meeting rooms, a library or pool. It might also provide lifestyle services and social activities, such as organised outings, joint meals, craft, visiting doctors and allied health professionals.

Specialist Services

If you have a physical disability or a long-term illness, Adult Social Care and other organisations in the independent and not-for-profit sectors can provide a range of services to help you live as independently as possible. There are also services available to support someone who may be your carer. As with all support from Adult Social Care, your needs must firstly be assessed to determine the best ways to support you; your carer can also have an assessment. You may wish to discuss your needs with your family doctor in the first instance. If eligible, support from Adult Social Care includes: allocation of a Personal Budget; occupational therapists; help with equipment and adaptations to your home; activities within the community; help at home, and with leaving hospital; short breaks; help if required to move into residential or nursing home care; and help for carers.

Help at Home

Support is available to you to help at home with day-to-day personal care and domestic activities so that you can continue to live as independently as possible in your own home.

  • Help at home services and support might include:
  • Adaptations to your home – changes can be made to your home to help you do things more easily and safely. Small items such as grab rails can be provided free of charge
  • Help at home with domestic tasks such as housework, cooking, shopping and gardening
  • Elderly care services such as delivery of meals to your home

Dementia Care at home

Dementia Friends

People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their community. Dementia Friends is giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia – from helping someone find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia and the explaining the different types of dementia care available.

Dementia Friends want to create a network of a million Dementia Friends across England. See http://www.dementiafriends.org.uk for further information.

Please visit Adaptawear.com if you need help with clothing which is specially adapted for the adapted dresselderly and disabled. We have a range of products for shirts, trousers and underwear to swimwear and clothing and dressing accessories.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com