Nursing Home Style

Nursing Home Style

My 87-year-old mother, Milli, had a serious stroke a few weeks ago that put her in a wheelchair, and now I am shopping for her nursing home wardrobe.

The nursing home has given me a list, suggesting clothing that is “comfortable, casual and easily laundered.” Name tags will be added there. I guess it is sort of like sending a kid to camp, except that the helpful hints include things like, “For residents with hip precautions, shoes with Velcro are preferred,” and “for stroke patients, pants with elastic waists and bras with front closures.”

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