With the number of older adults in the U.S. choosing to age in place on the rise, it’s important for family members and caregivers to understand the challenges their loved ones might face while completing daily tasks. One such challenge as people age is getting dressed, which is also a common reason older adults lose their independence.
I saw this struggle firsthand as my mother became the primary caregiver to my grandmother, who moved in with my family a few years before she died. Getting my grandma dressed each morning and evening quickly became mentally and physically exhausting for her, making it a two-person job to avoid injury and help my grandma maintain as much dignity as possible.
If you’re watching your loved one struggle with buttons or wince in pain while trying to work a tough zipper, it’s time to invest in adaptive clothing.
Magnetic adaptive clothing is a stylish solution
A growing trend for older adults, adaptive clothing is more available than ever before and is a simple solution to help seniors dress in style and with dignity. Adaptive clothing company MagnaReady was made to restore independence in older adults and people with disabilities through its line of easy-to-dress clothes for men and women.
Its clothing features a hidden patented magnetic closure system made from wrinkle-resistant fabric that’s washer- and dryer-friendly.
With a robust lineup of shirts, polos, jackets and pants for men, and tops, dresses and pants for women, MagnaReady offers clothing across casual, activewear and sleepwear and even categorizes by need, like arthritis, wheelchair accessibility and more.
And at a budget-friendly price point, MagnaReady makes it easy to fill your senior’s closet with stress-free options for self-dressing seniors and caregivers alike. Most women’s items run between $49 and $69 with the highest priced piece topping out at $89. MagnaReady menswear runs between $34 and $65, while jackets top out at $149.50. The men’s section of the site also features a joint collection with Duluth Trading Company featuring shirts from $49 to $79.
Bonus: If you sign up for their newsletter through the website, you’ll receive 15% off your first order. And if you’re unhappy with your purchase for any reason, MagnaReady will allow you to return it for a full refund within 30 days.
What customers are saying
The reviews for MagnaReady clothing are overwhelmingly positive online, with only a few small complaints of the sleeve cuffs not staying closed all the time. And some reviewers mentioned it’s a good idea to make sure the “buttons” are closed before sending articles of clothing through a wash cycle to keep the magnets from attaching to other items in the washing machine.
Magnetic clothing can make a difference for your loved one
If your senior has limited dexterity due to Parkinson’s, arthritis or stroke – or if dressing your senior is challenging for you as a caregiver – MagnaReady could be a simple, stress-free solution to both help ease your struggles and give them more independence.
To learn more and to browse their collections, visit MagnaReady.com.