Resident Care Staff: Making Your Life Easier through Adaptive Clothing
You choose to be a part of the resident care staff to help those that are unable to perform everyday tasks to support themselves. You are making a difference in their lives, as well as in the lives of their family who rely on you and appreciate the time you put in. We recognise this and wish to help you by introducing adaptable clothing as a means of making you and your resident’s lives easier.
Caregivers can easily dress residents with physical constraints or reduced autonomy by utilizing adaptive clothing instead of lifting or pulling the resident’s limbs. We recommend long-term care facilities, retirement homes, and home care facilities to use adaptive clothing.
Better Access to Resident
Residents in care facilities require support on various levels. From getting dressed in the morning, to going for a shower or requiring a brief change, the snaps on Geri Fashions' clothing allows staff to easily remove clothing and have accessibility to the residents for whatever the reason may be.
The resident may not need to be lifted by staff with adaptive tops; rather, the fabric can be unfastened and gently removed or put on while the patient sits in a comfortable position. Because they are not pulling and tugging fabric off their bodies, caregivers can interact with the resident in a more gentle and peaceful manner. Because nurses and PSWs are at a high risk of injury on the job, taking precautions like this will allow for a more pleasant interaction and reduce the risk of the patient becoming agitated. The ease of this interaction additionally allows the resident to maintain dignity as they are covered easier, and dressed faster and safer than with regular conventional clothing.
Adds Time in the Day
Dressing residents can be time consuming. If clothing articles are tight, difficult to put on and if a resident is resisting, this can consume copious amounts of time and take time away from other residents in need. Politely assisting the resident to dress entails giving them breaks to relax and moving at their own pace as needed. They may become irritated by conventional clothing features that irritate their skin, such as zippers or buttons. Adaptive clothing not only makes resident dressing safer, but it can also make changing clothes faster.
We appreciate your efforts to make a difference in the lives of others. We hope you can use our products and resources to assist your residents while also making your job easier.
- Sanjana A