Adaptive Clothing For Those With Limited Mobility
I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. I also believe in the psychology of adaptive clothing where style, material, and colour have the power to stimulate feelings of self-confidence, improve our cognitive state and directly affect our mood. But above all, I love assisting caregivers with their privilege of providing positive emotions and functional clothing solutions.
My passion is to provide comfortable, beautiful quality adaptive clothing solutions with compassion and understanding. I’m honored to have spent over 20 years working with seniors and their caregivers building trusted relationships. I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing on a daily basis.
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This consultation process is for anyone that is unsure as to what they should be ordering, is unfamiliar with what adaptive clothing is and/or would like to see product samples prior to purchase. We are happy to discuss the needs of your loved one to help find the product best suited to their needs.
If you require a consultation to find suitable products for your loved one or resident, please fill out the requested information on our “Request a Consultation” form.
During your consultation, you will receive recommendations and product information to help you make an informed decision on the products that are most suited to your loved one or residents needs.
When you are placing your order online, you will select your products, submit your order and payment. If you order through Sandra directly, you can either provide Sandra with your credit card details and have the order submitted on your behalf OR Sandra will submit your order, you will then be emailed an invoice for you to confirm and submit payment.
After your order is placed, our shipping warehouse will be notified of your purchase. From there they will put your order together and prepare for shipment. Once shipped, you will receive an email with tracking details and estimated delivery date.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Adaptive clothing (side closure and open back) combines fashion with functionality to provide struggle free dressing solutions. Side closure pants have two reinforced stainless-steel snaps, instead of zippers or buttons, on each side allowing the pant to fully open up for ease of dressing. Side closure pants provide dignified and simple dressing solutions for anyone who may be limited by traditional clothing.
Open back wheelchair clothing offers struggle free seated dressing solutions for those who have challenging mobility concerns. Tops, dresses, sweaters, undershirts & sleepwear completely open up allowing the individuals arms to be slid into the garment sleeves without ever having to raise their arms or struggle with small neck openings. The generous back overlap is then folded over and snapped into place. Open back pants can be put on from a seated position; slid up the legs, wrapped around the waist and snapped into place while the generous overlap is tucked behind and under.
A person is ready to experience the ease and comfort of adaptive clothing when mobility, range of motion, toileting or stress reactions to daily dressing become a concern. A person in a wheelchair may be dressed from a seated position; the clothing is simply threaded up the arm or leg and fastened at the shoulder or around the waist. If a person is not able to lift their arms above their head or rotate their shoulder, open back tops, undershirts, sweaters and sleepwear can simply be threaded up the arm and gently snapped at the shoulder. If a person is experiencing toileting concerns, open back pants with snaps at the waist allow for quick access. When daily dressing creates stress and bruising occurs from pulling and pushing, it’s definitely time to consider some easier dressing solutions.
The short answer is no because Lifestyle Adaptive’s clothing is made with a generous fit. However, it is not uncommon for caregivers to order one size up in pants if an adult diaper needs to be accommodated.
There is only a two-inch (one inch on each side) difference between sizes and Lifestyle’s clothing has minimal (if any) shrinkage.
Manually cutting up the back or down the sides of a top or removing the seat from a pair of traditional pants will not provide an ideal clothing solution. Professionally manufactured adaptive clothing provides privacy and dignity with generous overlaps, softly finished seams and strategically placed reinforced snaps to avoid pressure points and chaffing.
Dignity and comfort are everything.
Lifestyle Adaptive’s clothing has reinforced stainless steel snaps for durability, ease of use and comfort. All clothing entering a care centre needs to be able to withstand commercial laundering; rough handling, abrupt agitation and very high heat. Velcro® (nylon hook and loop fastener) tends to wear down quickly in a commercial environment.
In order to obtain the GST exemption on adaptive clothing items (this does not apply to footwear or comfort products), you will need to print off and complete the GST Exemption form (this can be found in various places on our website, including the “Contact Us” page). Once you have the form signed by a medical practitioner, you can mail or email the completed form to Lifestyle Adaptive. You can find our contact information on the “Contact Us” page of our website.
Lifestyle Adaptive’s products are shipped via Canada Post and currently only shipped within Canada. Shipping is calculated and charged based on weight and size of the products ordered. Shipping charges will be calculated prior to checkout.
Shipping times are approximate but most packages are received within 3-5 business days of shipping. If you have not received your package after 7 business days please contact us. We strive to ship 24 hours after purchase, however, please allow for up to 48 hours for your package to be shipped.
Once your order has shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking number which is where you will be able to see your estimated date of delivery.
If you are not completely satisfied with your order, please contact us within 14 days of purchase for return/exchange authorization. We will gladly issue you a full refund or exchange your products, however, shipping charges are non-refundable.
Products need to be in resalable condition; merchandise cannot be altered and tags need to be attached for returns or exchanges.
Lifestyle Adaptive products are shipped via Canada Post and currently only shipped within Canada. Shipping is calculated and charged based on weight and size of the products ordered. Shipping charges will be calculated prior to checkout.
Shipping times are approximate but most packages are received within 3-5 business days of shipping. If you have not received your package after 10 business days, please contact us.