Caregivers know that one of the more challenging daily tasks can be helping loved ones get dressed. Not only can it be a physical challenge for all involved, there is also the important elements of independence and dignity. For people with continence issues and those with dementia, it is essential that they have clothing that is easy to manage.
My mother struggled trying to aid my father in getting dressed and going to the bathroom in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s. He was often stubborn and didn’t want to accept help, which led to accidents and the dreaded clean-up. The only time my father was physically abusive was during one such moment, when she was trying to help him into his pajamas. He got frustrated and struck her in the jaw. I often think about others facing a similar situation each night, feeling alone and in need of help.
This is why I’m pleased to learn of the launch of CareZips Classic by Joe & Bella. This adaptive clothing line offers innovative zippers from the waist to the knees that easily open the entire pant up to make dressing, using the bathroom and cleaning up accidents easier on both the wearer and their caregiver. Its design means one does not have to fully undress to perform routine tasks.
CareZips recently won the 2022 best-product award from Caregiver.com.
Enter code Gift10 to receive a $10 Joe & Bella gift certificate for each pair you purchase. For every purchase you make at www.JoeAndBella.com, a portion of the proceeds is donated to frontline caregivers. Joe & Bella has already supported more than 100 care communities through their “give-back” program.
Please share with the caregivers in your life!
2 responses to “Joe & Bella launch CareZips Classic, an innovative adaptive clothing line”
What a great idea! I’ve been thinking of you lately, because my mom is needing more care (still cognitively there but with physical limitations). I used to read your stuff and knew caretaking was coming my way soon. My mom is in assisted living and has what she needs there, but she doesn’t drive anymore. I’ve been relegated as her chauffeur without my input. She’s refused any other form of transportation. I’m struggling with a health issue that I’m in need of doctors for at the moment, so I finally had to put my foot down. We’re sending her an uber tomorrow for her salon appointment. My parents had me pretty young, so I’m aging too. I also need healthcare.
Sorry about the rant. I figured you’d understand. Hope you are well.
Good for you for setting boundaries. It’s important to recognize and honor your own needs.