Up until recently, I was not familiar with the term “adaptive clothing”.
Adaptive clothing is clothing designed for people with physical disabilities, the elderly, and the infirm who may experience difficulty dressing themselves due to an inability to manipulate closures, such as buttons and zippers, or due to a lack of a full range of motion required for self-dressing. Adaptive clothing typically offers rear-closure designs so that an individual can be dressed more easily by a carer. For example, rather than buttons and zippers, Velcro may be used for garment closures.
Leed Solutions (was on leedsolutions.ca), a leading supplier of fashionable adaptive clothing (based in Canada), has undershirt offerings for both men and women that are designed with back closures to allow individuals to be dressed while in a seated or prone position.
How Open Back Clothing Functions
- The individual remains in seated or prone position.
- Caregiver slides arms through sleeve openings from a forward position.
- Garment is pulled up the arms to the shoulder.
- Caregiver wraps or tucks the garment around the back of the individual and secures it with dome closures on shoulders.
- If individual is in a prone position, a rolling motion is needed to secure the garment at the back.
- Men’s Adaptive Undershirt (was on leedsolutions.ca) (SKU 96110): This undershirt has a wide shoulder strap so it sits comfortably and stays on the shoulders. Front dressing with domed closure.
- Color: White
- Sizes: S – 3X
- Style: V-Neck Muscle (Sleeveless, but not a tank)
- Price: $15.98
- Women’s Adaptive Undershirts (was on leedsolutions.ca), White, S-3X, Price: $14.98 – $15.98
Product Photos (click to enlarge)
- Check out the Adaptive Undershirts on ClothesforSeniors.com. (original link)
- Search Google for “Adaptive Undershirts”