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What is Adaptive Clothing?

Adaptive clothing is designed to make daily routines easier for adults with disabilities and the elderly. With specially made closures and added features, our clothing and accessories can bring back independence to our customer, and peace of mind to their family and caregivers.

Learn more about our different types of adaptive clothing:

For people who get dressed by themselves

Silverts Self Dressing products are great for those who may have limited dexterity or cognition, but are able to dress themselves. Our Self Dressing designs simplify the dressing and undressing experience with easy to use closures and styles.

Regain independence and peace of mind by being able to get yourself dressed on your own again!

  1. Magnetic Closures

Our magnetic closures are available in buttons and zippers. Hidden magnets on our button down shirts and blouses remove the obstacle of aligning a button with a hole. With our magnetic zipper, you can zip up your clothing with just one hand.

  1. Easy Grip Loops

These pull up loops are sewed into the waistband of our self dressing pants, they provide an easy grip for pulling pants on and off when hand dexterity is limited.

  1. Easy Grip Zipper

We’ve got longer pull tabs on all zippers to make the grip easier on everyone, no added struggle required.

  1. Easy Access Pants

Easy Access Pants are great for both self or assisted dressing. With an opening along the side seam of the pants, whether that be by zipper or easy touch closure, means no struggle over the hips and major joints.

  1. Easy Touch Closure

Easy Touch Closures are fastenings that are adjustable and attached by a simple touch of the fabrics. Perfect for lowered hand dexterity.


What is adaptive clothing and is it right for you?

Adaptive clothing is designed for those who are unable to wear traditional clothing and apparel for a variety of reasons. Adaptive designs may be needed for people who have physical disabilities, the elderly or those in recovery from surgery. They may have difficulty getting themselves dressed because of an inability to operate fasteners, or loss of full range of motion needed to dress themselves. Our innovative buttons, zippers, snaps, hidden magnets or easy touch closures are added to apparel and accessories to simplify the dressing experience for the caregiver, family and wearer.

What’s the difference between self dressing and assisted dressing clothes?

Self dressing is for those who are able to dress themselves but might require some design features to speed up the process and alleviate frustration or discomfort. Assisted dressing is for those individuals who require help while getting dressed. When a person is unable to physically dress themselves, assisted dressing products enable the carers to carry out the task quickly, easily and most importantly maintains the person’s dignity.

What type of clothing is best for certain types of medical conditions?

Adaptive apparel, footwear and accessories are each designed to support or provide comfort to a particular disability, illness, disease or recovery period. For instance our magnetic closures–zippers and buttons–are designed for someone with Arthritis, Parkinson’s or ALS, where fine motor skills and hand dexterity is lessened. While open back tops were developed to make it easier to dress someone from a seated, laying down or standing position. This can be helpful to most seniors and elderly, as well as those with Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis or wheelchair users. We recommend checking out our Shop By Need section which breaks things down by ailment, illness or situation.

What makes Silverts clothing different?

Silverts believes in empowering people. Adaptive clothing is specially designed and adapted to enable the task of dressing to be carried out with less difficulty. Tasks that were perhaps once impossible can now become more manageable and carried out with ease and comfort. While at the same time giving back a person’s independence, sense of style and routine. Our adaptive clothing and footwear also enables caregivers to quickly support and dress people with more complex disabilities ultimately improving quality of life and bringing peace of mind. We are simplified dressing for empowered living.

Still Have Questions? Ask An Adaptive Clothing Expert.

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