Carers do the most incredible job, whether as a professional or caring for loved ones. We understand that the daily life of a carer, whilst rewarding, can also be extremely challenging, and that little products or changes that can help, go a long way.
Here at The Able Label we’re proud to create adaptive clothing that can make both the carer and the care receiver’s lives a bit easier and more comfortable. Our aim to help the wearers dress easily each day to help maintain their confidence while allowing them to continue to dress in a way to show off their own personality and style.
Our tips for dressing those you care for
Traditional overhead dressing can not only be time consuming and uncomfortable, mentally it can be both stressful and upsetting for the person you are assisting.
- We’d suggest opting for fully front opening options to provide a perfect solution. The person being dressed can then see everything which is going on and this can help to prevent anxiety.
- For night-time dressing, nightshirts and nightdresses avoid the struggle of trousers and provide easy movement, these simple changes will make getting ready for bed that bit more relaxing.
- Sleeveless and loose fitting styles can make getting changed into much easier, especially for the role of a carer. Relaxed fitting clothing can help the person you are caring for, feel comfortable all day as there's no physical restrictions.
For further information, we've put together an assisted dressing guide for carers.
You may also look to replace the common clothing fasteners such as buttons and zips for much more carer friendly adaptive alternatives such as VELCRO® Brand Fastenings.
This gives the opportunity for the person you’re caring for to be involved in dressing and maintain a level of independence that non-adaptive clothing don't offer.
The Able Label offers a vast range of front opening designs with secure VELCRO® Brand Fastenings designed to open and close with ease, suitable for reduced dexterity and strength.
Find out more about us
The Able Label is much more than just another timeless fashion, adaptive clothing brand. We design our clothes with people at the centre of everything we do. We want people to be happier and confident by wearing and dressing in The Able Label clothes.
"Just wanted to say massive thank you to your company for the great products which we have been using with our elderly mum for the past few years. She has been able to enjoy the pretty clothes oblivious to their clever design for people with mobility needs. Mum was recently in hospital and the staff there were mightily impressed with the nighties and the ease with which they were able to change her clothes."
"I heard of you through The Lady magazine and my brother bought a skirt from you for my mother for Christmas. I must say the skirt is of a beautiful quality and I have not even needed to iron it for her which is a big plus for me! One of my mother's carers commented how easy it was to put on so thanks to you for providing such clothes. May you have much success with your business."
"I have big problems putting clothes over my head so The Able Label is ideal. The clothes have VELCRO® Brand Fastenings down the front instead of buttons so you don't have to put it on over the head. The customer service is brilliant and very helpful as well."