When a loved one is placed into an Aged Care facility for residents with High Care needs, it is a very emotional time. I have been through this myself and totally understand how difficult this is. I always said it felt like I was giving up my child, as I had cared for Mum for an number of years at home.
I must admit, that when Mum settled into the Nursing home, I started to see how comfortable she became with the staff and her surroundings, as they understood what was happening to her, and her needs, much better than I could at home. We were very fortunate to have found a wonderful nursing home, with great staff. I must admit that was back in the early 90’s, and there was not as much awareness of Alzheimer’s and where to get help back then, as there is now for families and carers to assist with home help.
Due to these circumstances and the need for specially designed adaptive clothing for ease of dressing, I created my own designs and started my business Special Care Clothing Solutions in 2006. The clothing is manufactured in Australia to ensure quality control, and I use Australian fabrics, being careful that the dye in the fabric is not full of heavy chemicals like some fabrics from China and that they are suitable for the facility laundries.
The designs prevent pressure on the skin as they close and secure at the shoulder with small nylon stud on tape. As they open completely to enable ease of dressing from the front, there is no lifting of arms or ducking of head required, which can be painful as joints stiffen. For personal service call Yvonne on 1300 780 755 or download a catalogue here.
We look forward to answering any of your questions and assisting with your loved ones transition in life.