Care worker comes up with some thoughtful designs for residents’ garments

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Within six months of working as a night carer in a residential home, Brenda Currill began designing specialised garments for elderly people. The trigger for her designs was working in Spencer Court, near Woodstock in Oxfordshire, a residential home for 40 people. “I saw how difficult it was sometimes to help someone take off their pyjama top or their nightie if they were in pain or if they had arthritis,” Brenda told Caring Times. “They might be incontinent and need a complete change of bedclothes in the middle of the night, so you would need to take off the clothes they had on and give them fresh clean ones. The clothes they were wearing didn1t help them but made life difficult for them and often two carers were required to help them change. “I began to ask myself what sort of clothes would suit elderly people in care – and more to the point – was any company making them? I soon discovered that the kind of clothes I had in mind were just not being made.” Brenda discussed her experiences at Spencer Court with

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