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Hurry Christmas Gifts: Don’t Miss Out and Order In Time for Christmas!

Finding the perfect Christmas gift is never easy with retailers all clamouring for trade with promises of ‘the’ perfect Christmas gift.  Well treat your family this year with the perfect Christmas adapted clothing gift from our dedicated Christmas Gift Shop – Christmas Gifts For HimChristmas Gift For Her, and Stocking Fillers.

Say hello to big gifts at small prices!  Gifts from as little as £5.50! 

Order now to delivery before Christmas – last UK date is noon Wednesday 20th December for Royal Mail 1st class delivery and Thursday 21st December for courier delivery.  Different dates apply for overseas orders – click here.    

Christmas Gifts for Her

Luxury Striped Chenille Socks

These luxury soft chenille socks help keep your feet warm and toasty and are a great alternative to chunky slippers.  Choice of blue striped or red striped. Price: £6.00

Luxury Waffle Fleece Bed JacketLuxury Waffle Fleece Bed Jacket

This luxury fleecy bed jacket comes in a stylish cut and is available in Raspberry, Beige or Blue. It is one of our bestsellers – this bed-jacket is soft and warm without being too heavy.  Price:  £24.00

Long Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton Nightie

Pretty long sleeved 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 Long Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton Nightiewith front neck in sizes 10 – 30.  Price:  £24.00

Christmas Gifts For Him

Men’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 Men’s Magnetic shirtjust got a whole lot simpler.  Price: £39.99

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.  Price: £24.00

Elasticated Waist Pull On Cords

Smart, casual men’s elasticated waist pull on cords.  Perfect for men who don’t want zips orElasticated Waist Pull On Cords fastenings but don’t want to wear tracksuit bottoms.  Choice of cord, jean or lightweight poly-cotton fabric.  Price:  £34.99

Christmas Stocking Fillers

Clip on Tie

A clip-on tie is perfect for those who struggle tying their tie themselves as it attaches on to your shirt collar with a steel clip. Perfect for people with Clip on Tiearthritis, Parkinson’s disease or MS. Choice of 3 colours.  Price £10.00

Fleecy Wrap

This lightweight fleecy wrap is great for keeping the chills off your shoulders and arms when reading in bed, watching TV, or sitting at the computer. With two large pockets, this fleecy wrap will quickly become a favourite for people who always feel the cold. Choice of 4 colours.  Price £18.00

Foot WarmerFleecy Wrap

This microwaveable foot warmer is designed to meet the needs of cold feet sufferers. Perfect to keep your feet warm in bed or watching TV. Price £16.00

giftPlease 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 save you time and money.

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.

 

Winter Bed Jackets and Dressing Gowns!

bed jacketAutumn is certainly here with the leaves changing daily to those vibrant autumnal colours and winter won’t be far behind – it’s definitely starting to get colder at night now so it might be worth considering getting ahead of the game and ensuring you or your loved ones keep warm at night!

At Adaptawear we have a range of bed jackets, fleecy wraps and fleecy capes available for both men and women to keep you warm throughout the night.    Perfect to keep the chills away when reading in bed, watching TV or sitting at the computer.

Some of our best-selling bed jackets include:Mens bed jacket

  • Men’s Fleecy Bed Jacket – our unique men’s fleece bed-jacket has easy access sleeves and Velcro easy tab style fastenings. Available in sizes S – XL. NEW stock just arrived!
  • Fleecy Wraps – comfy wrap with two handy pockets. Choice of 4 colours.  NEW stock just arrived!Slenderella tie neck
  • Fleecy Bed Jackets – BEST-SELLER – button up or tie neck fleece bed jacket in choice of pink, blue, cream and mint.
  • Flannel Fleece Bed Jacket – NEW lightweight bed jacket with a burnt out flannel fleece effect with satin bindings and buttons. Choice of pink or blue.
  • Luxury Waffle Fleece Bed Jacket – luxury fleecy bed jacket in a stylish cut and is available Slenderella flannel fleecein Raspberry, Beige or Blue.
  • Fleecy Cape – double layer, fleecy cape with cosy collar. Choice of colours – NEW stock just arrived!
  • Waffle Tufted Dressing Gown – stylish luxury fleecy dressing gown to keep you warm in bed. Choice of 2 colours.

Please visit our website for our full range of bed jackets that we offer.Waffle dressing gown

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

 

Dressing accessories to make getting dressed & undressed easier!

We all know that getting dressed and undressed can be hard especially for the elderly and those with limited mobility.  Therefore do take a look at our range of dressing accessories that we have for sale. The products featured below can help with either your independent or assisted dressing needs.

Elastic Shoelaces

Turns a lace-up shoe into a slip-on shoe.  Lace and tie your shoes in the normal way just once.  Shoes can then be slipped on and off easily without tying and untying.   Perfect for people with limited back mobility, decreased hip flexion or limited hand dexterity. Price £4.99 ex VAT

Dressing Stick

Combines both a dressing stick and shoe horn to help with getting dressed.  The hook end can be used to help put on pants, socks and other items of clothing or to reach clothes hangers up high.   Ideal for people whose reach, dexterity or ability to bend is limited due to arthritis or back/leg injuries.  Available in two lengths.  Price £7.00 ex VAT

Sock Aid

Terry towelling sock aid to help with pulling on socks and stockings. The inside is lined with nylon to reduce friction of the foot and heel to ensure the sock moves easily onto the foot.   The outside of the sock aid is lined with a terry cloth cover to hold the sock firmly in place until it is comfortably positioned correctly on the foot. Price £8.00 ex VAT

Button Hook/Zip Puller

This useful dressing aid helps with both fastening buttons and zips.   The wire buttoning aid pulls the buttons easily though the button hole while the hook at the other end easily pulls zips.  Perfect for people with arthritis or limited use of their fingers and hands. Price £5.75 ex VAT

 

Ablebelt

Looks like a normal smart leather belt but easier to fasten without the need to fiddle with difficult buckles using its patented Velcro design.  Perfect for customers who struggle with normal belts and suffer from arthritis, Parkinson or MS.  Price £30.00 inc VAT

Clip on Tie

Perfect for those who struggle tying their tie themselves. Look your best and save time and energy with our clip on tie. Available in 4 colours. Price £10.00 inc VAT

 

Please visit our website for other dressing aids available.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Adapted Clothing & Carers Week

This week (12th – 18th June) is Carers Week and we would like to help Carers Week raise cw1awareness on the unrecognised carer work done in the UK.

This year Carers Week are continuing the focus on building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own. In these communities, carers feel recognised and valued.

Visit The Carers Week website for information, support and information on Carer Friendly Communities.

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

Ladies & Men’s Adapted Underwear

We have been selling adapted clothing for many years and have much experience in the industry. We wanted to show you some of the ladies and men’s adapted underwear that we have available that will make you or your loved ones life a little easier. From side opening underwear, open back vests to front fastening bras we have what you need.

1Ladies Side Opening Underwear

3 pack of ladies side opening underwear.  Practical and comfortable – 100% cotton ladies pants with Velcro fastening on both sides. Ideal for under our drop-front trousers and open-back dresses.

Available in White in sizes Small – XX Large.  Price £18.60 ex VAT

2Men’s Side Opening Underwear

3 pack of Y front side opening men’s underwear – 100% cotton with Velcro fastening on both sides.

Ideal for under our drop-front trousers and open-back dresses.

Available in Grey in sizes Small – XX Large.  Price £18.60 ex VAT

3Comfi Bra

Super soft, front fastening bra which is designed to give comfort and a good shape.

Easy fastening poppers along the front panel – ideal for people with limited hand dexterity.

Choose from Cup sizes B/C or D/DD in sizes 34 – 44. Price £20.00 ex VAT

4Eezee Arthritis Bra

Front fastening Eezee bra that slips on and off with ease.  The Easy Touch tab in front of each hook guides the hook into its closure and two fingers and the palm of the hand are all you need to close or open the bra.  Ideal for ladies with limited hand and arm mobility and arthritis sufferers.

Cup sizes A – DD in sizes 34 – 48. Price £25.00 ex VAT

5Petal Back Open Back Vest

Unique open back vest – designed to slide easily up the arms and head for easy dressing.  Perfect to wear under a shirt, dress or blouse. Soft poly-cotton knit for comfort and easy care.  Longer at the front for extra warmth.  Available in sizes Small – X Large.

Price:  £12.00 ex VAT

We also have a huge range of ladies vests and pants, long or short sleeve vests or short leg or6 long leg pants as well as long leg pantaloon’s so do take a look at our full range at www.adaptawear.com

Best Wishes

Adapt wear Team

www.adaptawear.com

 

 

 

Visit Adaptawear at The OT Show Next Week!

otshowAdaptawear are pleased to be exhibiting again at The OT Show which is taking place next week on Wednesday and Thursday 23rd and 24th November at the NEC Birmingham.

Do come and visit our stand at B64A to see our fantastic 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.

The Occupational Therapy Show – the UK’s largest dedicated CPD education and trade event welcomes thousands of OTs from all over the country, and from a wide range of specialist areas, to educate, inspire, and raise the profile for such an important allied healthcare profession.

The conference programme stretches across four separate streams, covering clinical areas including:

  • Physical
  • Mental health
  • Children and families
  • Innovation in practice and shaping the future
  • Research in practice

SHOW DATES & TIMES

  • Wednesday 23rd November 2016: Doors open 09:00– 17:30
  • Thursday 24th November 2016: Doors open 09:00 – 16.30

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

We hope to get to meet some of our Adaptawear customers and OT’s too!  So if you can please do come down and see us.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

 

Risk Factors for Elderly Dehydration

There are several risk factors you should recognize that heighten the risk of developing hydration tipsdehydration. Understanding these risk factors can lower the risk for dehydration. Factors include:

  • Swallowing disorders caused by stroke, Parkinson’s disease or dementia
  • Obesity
  •  Over 85 years old
  • Being bedridden
  • Diarrheavomiting or excessive sweating
  • Having 5 or more chronic diseases
  • Taking 5 or more prescription medications
  • Diminished drinking due to fear of incontinence

Chronic dehydration in elderly patients can wreak havoc on the body, although it’s not always readily apparent.

7 Tips to Help Prevent Dehydration

  1. drink small amounts of fluids throughout the day, rather than drinking large amounts all at once.
  2. Five 8-ounce glasses of water per day is a good bench. Although everyone’s needs are different, studies have shown that elderly adults who drink 5 glasses of water experience lower rates of fatal coronary heart disease.
  3. Avoid coffee, alcohol and high-protein drinks, especially in large quantities, because they have a diuretic effect. This leads to a greater loss of body water, which can cause or exacerbate dehydration.
  4. Encourage older adults to drink water, milk or juice with every meal, and keep favorite beverages nearby.
  5. Recognize the early warning signs of dehydration. Warning signs include fatigue, dizziness, thirst, dark urine, headaches, dry mouth/nose, dry skin and cramping.
  6. Remember that foods high in water, like fresh fruits, vegetables and some dairy products, can help daily water needs. Eat  foods high in water.
  7. Fear of incontinence can diminish the urge to drink voluntarily. Therefore, drink more during the day and limit drinking before bed. Additionally, drinking small amounts of water throughout the day may help.

Please see the Drip drop website for more information

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

 

 

Gorgeous Summer Ladies Nightwear

Update your wardrobe with our coolest summer ladies nightwear. Whether you’re looking nightwear1for everyday nightwear, the latest trends, holiday essentials or the perfect look for a special occasion, our range of ladies nightwear will have your covered!

Here at Adaptawear we have a great summer nightwear collection for you from front button poly-cotton nighties and pure cotton nightwear to open back nightwear.  Choose from long sleeve or short sleeve, round neck or V neck.  Prices start from as little as £12.00!

Some of our best-selling ladies nightwear are below:

nightwear2Front Button Poly-cotton Nightie

Pretty poly-cotton short sleeve ladies nightie with buttons all the way down the front.  Perfect for ladies who struggle to put nighties over their head. Available in sizes Small – XX Large.

Price: £15.00 inc VAT

nightwear3Rose Print Round Neck Jersey Cotton Nightie

Standard, pretty 100% jersey short sleeve cotton nightie. Round neck with 5 button placket.  Rose print in choice of 2 colours and sizes Small – X Large.

Price: £16.00 inc VAT

Long Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton Nightienightwear4

Long sleeved jersey 100% semi combed cotton nightdress. Front buttons all the way down the front in pink or blue spot & heart pattern.  Sizes Small – X Large.

Price: £22.00 inc VAT

nightwear5Slenderella Front Button Pure Cotton Round Neck Nightie

New pretty round neck front button pure cotton nightie with lace trim.  42” length in short sleeve.  Sizes Small – XX Large in pink or blue.

Price: £24.00 inc VAT

 

nightwear6Open Back Nightie

Practical short sleeve poly-cotton no button open-back nightdress. Open back design makes toileting more dignified and easier to put on. Choice of pink or blue in sizes 12-30.

Price: £15.50 ex VAT

nightwear7Iona Open Back Nightie

Quality soft cotton rich seersucker open back nightie with fastenings at shoulder and back.  Designed for ladies unable to wear a traditional over the head nightdress.  Substantial overlap at the back for dignity.   Choice of pink or blue in sizes 10 – 26.

Price: £35.00 ex VAT

Please see our website for our other great deals and offers on both ladies and men’s nightwear.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Adapted Clothing for World Continence Week:  20th – 26th June 

This week is World Continence Week (WCW) which is an annual awareness week to raise world continence weekincontinence related issues.

It is estimated that between 3 and 6 million people in the UK may have some degree of incontinence and as many as 1 in 3 of us will have some continence problems at some time in our adult lives.

This year’s theme is Improve your bottom line; encouraging people to adopt healthy bladder and bowel habits to prevent and improve incontinence.

Surveys have shown that fewer than 40% of persons with urinary incontinence mention their problem to a doctor or nurse and this figure is even higher for those with bowel incontinence. These conditions have been inadequately treated and poorly addressed by medical professionals, despite the substantial impact on individual health, self-esteem and quality of life.

In light of this, WCW seeks to draw attention to and increase public awareness about these conditions and to give sufferers the confidence to seek help and improve their quality of life.

Clothing for Incontinence Sufferers

Adaptawear have been supporting incontinence sufferers for many years and we have a wcw 1range of ladies and men’s discreetly adapted clothing which help to aid the toileting process by making dressing and undressing easier.   Some of our best-selling clothing for incontinence sufferers and carers are:

  • Our open-back nightwear are extremely popular with carers as it makes toileting easier and is more dignified for the wearer.
  • Our open back trousers help those who are immobile or wheelchair bound whilst swimwear2maintaining their dignity at all times.  They have a loose fit that is ideal for drainage bags as well as for better comfort.  We also sell a range of drop front Velcro fastening trousers which are great for easy toileting.
  • Our range of ladies dress and skirts with side zips and easy fastenings to help fast undressing.
  • Our range of incontinence swimwear to help specifically with bowel incontinence.

Please see our website for our full range of clothing or alternatively take a look at our sister pantswebsite, Incontinence UK for our range of incontinence products including ladies & men’s washable incontinence pants that look and feel like normal underwear but have a built in absorbent pad.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com