Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Getting Dressed in All Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by toxic changes in the brain. Therefore, it largely impairs memory and judgment, although motor skills may also be affected when brain signals meant to control muscles are damaged. Getting dressed can become a struggle for both patients and their caregivers. With

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Coping with disrobing a senior with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Anti Strip Advice For Senior With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia A common symptom for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is the tendency to try to remove their clothes. As with many Alzheimer's symptoms, it can be difficult to explain the phenomenon, especially as the brain deteriorates more

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How to Deal with Incontinence in the Elderly

Causes of incontinence in elderly

It’s never easy to talk about incontinence.  In fact, many choose simply not to talk about it - not with their healthcare providers or with their family.  Incontinence, on its own, is not overly debilitating, however its effect on quality of life is massive and

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Gift Ideas for Rehab Patients 2020

If you have a loved one in pre or post-op rehabilitation, it can be a challenge to think of some holiday gift ideas. There are often many rules for what you can and cannot send, but you don’t want to leave them out of festivities

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4 Reasons To Suggest Adaptive Clothing

Stressed out Nurse

How does Adaptive Clothing Help Health Care Professionals? Adaptive Clothing is an essential item for patients, seniors and caregivers. Adaptive wear makes a healthcare professional's job easier because it is safer and more convenient to dress and undress the patient. For patients who suffer from more intensive

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8 Ways Adaptive Clothing Benefits Both Patients and Caregivers

Adaptive clothing is designed for elderly or infirm people as well as those with physical disabilities who may experience difficulty dressing themselves. This difficulty is usually due to one or both of the following: an inability to manipulate closures (think buttons and zippers) or limited

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Essential Nursing Home Apparel for Women

When circumstances arise that make dressing a challenge, transitioning to adaptive clothing is an obvious choice.  But where do you start?  Starting any wardrobe from scratch can seem overwhelming.  The team here at Giving Care wanted to help by providing a starting place for a

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Essential Nursing Home Clothing for Men

Silvert’s has been working with nursing homes and long-term care facilities since we started developing adaptive clothing.  We have collaborated with various healthcare professionals and caregivers to develop and refine our products to make dressing less of a challenge.  This enables us to create clothing

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How to Buy Adaptive Clothing

Resources to care for seniors like how to buy adaptive clothing is becoming better refined and accessible. There was a time when looking for easy to wear shoes and no stress shirts were hard to come by. But as the need for these products continues

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