Warm Shawls And Bed Jackets Saved My Life….
Once Mom moved in with me, I had to turn up the thermometer to what was, to me at least, alarming heights. I was plain old hot!
I was smart enough to know that, in order to be an efficient caregiver to my elderly Mom, I had to keep my cool – both in temperature and in temperament. So, the battle of the thermometer went my way and the temperature fell rapidly in our old house. But, Mom was freezing….what to do, what to do….
I hit the internet and searched for items for warmth that would work for someone who was either in a wheelchair or sedentary, most of the time. That’s how I found women’s bed jackets and warm shawls.
Warm shawls and/or women’s bed jackets are the perfect gift for a senior citizen friend (or his or her caregiver….). A nice pashima shawl can provide just the right amount of warmth; when the sun peeked into Mom’s room, the shawl would move from around her shoulder to warming her lap. Cozy bed jackets for women were nice for her to have when ‘company’ came over – they gave her warmth and spruced her up just a bit in the process!
If you’re trying to decide between buying a bed jacket for an elderly lady or a nice shawl, both come in various sizes. You can find extra small bed jackets all the way up to plus size bed jackets. Shawls come in different lengths and widths so make sure to get one that’s appropriately sized.
For instance, my Mom had shrunk so much that a large shawl I bought her ended up being a very light blanket for when she was in her recliner. If in doubt about what size bed jacket to buy for an elderly friend, you might check into the bed capes I have found below. These are just small capes that tie in the front – perfect of just a bit of added warmth.Accents by Lavello Sheer Designer Vest, Blue/White Floral
There’s also some nice pashmina shawls and bed jackets for elderly ladies (both regular and plus size bed jackets) – just in time for Christmas presents (or Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day, or Grandparent’s Day, etc – you get the idea) – a perfect gift for a senior woman…You’ll even find some shawls for the elderly who are in wheel chairs.
Update: As I was searching around today on Amazon’s Black Friday deals, I found this beautiful accent vest on Amazon.com. I think that draping one of these lightweight scarves over a plain bed jacket would delight any elderly loved one.
A Warm Bed Jacket For The Elderly Is Perfect For Those Who Get Cold Easily
When buying bed jackets, Amazon is the place to go for the nicest quality and the best price. Here’s some of my favorite bed jackets on Amazon.com:
La Cera Women’s Embroidered Fleece JacketLa Cera Women’s Floral Microfleece Bed JacketWarm Things Down Bed JacketSlenderella Red 24″ Long Sleeve Waffle Fleece Bed Jacket BJ6325Amanda Rich Button Front Satin Bed Jacket (401QBJ)KayAnna Luxurious Quilted Satin Bed Jacket – IvoryLa Cera Women’s Embroidered Fleece JacketLa Cera Mandarin Collar “Deluxe Snuggle Fleece” Bed Jacket in TaupeChenille Bed JacketCasual Moments Women’s Bed Jacket Shawl Collar RobeCasual Moments Women’s Bed Jacket with Velcro ClosingsCasual Moments Womens Bed Jacket With Peter Pan CollarCasual Moments Women’s Bed Jacket-Peter Pan CollarLa Cera Women’s Snap Front Fleece Bed JacketSofties Ruffle Bed JacketLadies 3/4 Sleeve Luxury Soft Fleece Button Up Bed JacketNational Chenille Bed JacketSofties by Paddi Murphy Marshmallow Bed Jacket (313595)Lady olga Women’s BedjacketCasual Moments Women’s Bed Jacket Shawl Collar Robe
Plus Size Bed Jacket
Bed jackets, by their very nature, are large and flowing so, when it comes to buying a plus size bed jacket, make sure not to get one too big as it can then get twisted up when lying in bed. Check the sizing chart before ordering these plus size bed jackets – Most of them go up to 3X. Also, some of the above bed jackets also may come in plus sizes.
PETER PAN COLLAR Casual Moments Women’sCasual Moments Women’s Plus Size Shawl Collar Bed JacketSlenderella Ladies Polar Fleece Ribbon Tie Bed Jacket Floral EmbroideredOnly Necessities Women’s Plus Size Chenille Bed JacketNational Terry Ruffle Bed JacketLa Cera Women’s Plus-Size Snap Front Fleece Bed JacketLa Cera Women’s Plus-Size Embroidered Fleece JacketCasual Moments Women’s Plus-Size Bed Jacket with Velcro ClosingsCasual Moments Women’s Plus Size Bed Jacket with Velcro OpeningsNational Chenille Bed JacketTaylor and Sage Women’s Plus Size Lace Trimmed Bed JacketPlus KayAnnanna Bed Jackets – Cozy Fleece Swirl Shawl Collar In Blue
Bed jackets fashioned as capes are the perfect gift for any elderly loved one – large or small – as they’re fully adjustable. They’re perfect when your elderly loved one wants ‘just a little something on her shoulders.’
These bed capes are also perfect for anyone hospitalized as they won’t interfere with IV lines.
Polar Fleece Cape or Bed Jacket, BlackWomen’s Fleece Pocket Shawl Set Of Two – Lavender And PurpleWomens Warm Bed Jacket Cape Or Bed ShawlWomens Warm Bed Jacket Cape Or Bed ShawlWomens Cozy Lap Robe Wrap Fleece Shawl CapeShoulder CozyFleece Wrap Shawl With Pockets, 66″LUnisex-Adult Shawl With Pockets – Polyester Fleece 20″ X 58″ – Light BlueGranny Jo Products – Warm Fleece Cape – Blue Fleece – Warm Fleece – Fleece with Pockets – Small – Medium35 Below Cuffed Shawl with pockets
Lightweight Bed Jackets For Women
If you happen to live in a warmer climate, you may consider buying a lightweight bed jacket for your elderly loved one.
Casual Moments Women’s Seersucker Bed JacketSlenderella Lightweight 100% Acrylic Bed Jacket Button Cardigan Tulle TrimSofties Women’s Ruffle Bed JacketSlenderella Ladies Lightweight Peter Pan Collar Bed Jacket Diamond Pattern GreenKayAnna Collar Lightweight Waffle Poly Bed Jacket Miss & Plus in Blue or PinkNational Terry Ruffle Bed JacketSlenderella Ladies 100% Acrylic Sparkly Bed Jacket Ribbon Tie Lace Style Cardigan (Blue or Cream)Slenderella Lightweight 100% Acrylic Bed Jacket Button Cardigan Tulle Trim
Warm Pashmina Shawls
And, here are my favorite pashmina shawls. These shawls are perfect for the elderly as they’re very lightweight yet just warm enough to keep the chill off aging shoulders. The first pashmina below is the exact same one that my Mom has on in the picture above. Although she’s gone, I wear it all the time – there’s never a bad time to wear a pashmina shawl.
Warm Pashmina Wrap / Stole / Shawl – 35 colors!Reversible Paisley Pashmina Shawl Wrap in Elegant Colors (Red/Black)Jacquard Triplelayer Pashmina Shawl Wrap Stole ScarfSilver Fever® Jacquard Paisley Pashmina Shawl Scarf Stole Double Sided (Fuchsia/Pink)Modadorn Basic Solid Winter Ruana Fringe Women’s Fashion, Shawl & Accessories (Red)SCARF_TRADINGINC® Large Soft 100% Twill Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap (Grey)Paskmlna® Border Pattern Double Layered Reversible Woven Pashmina Shawl Scarf Wrap Stole (#05)Falari Women’s Solid Color Pashmina Shawl Wrap Scarf 80AN- Womens Fashion Solid Silk Pashmina Shawl Wrap Scarf with Tassels (Navy Blue)Paskmlna® Large Solid Color Pashmina Shawl Wrap Scarf 80
And The Softest, Warmest Shawls Ever – Alpaca Wool, Cashmere, and Lambswool Pashminas
You can’t beat alpaca wool for softness and warmth. Even those with contact dermatitis can generally wear alpaca clothing. Cashmere offers warmth and luxuriousness all wrapped up in a shawl.
Rococo 100% Wool Russian Shawl with Silk Fringe 49.2×49.2” (125×125 cm) Light BlueHandmade Alpaca Shawl Wrap Made In Peru, BlackSaferin Extra Large 78NOVICA White Baby Alpaca Wool Blend White Knit Shawl Wrap, ‘Muse’Gamboa Soft Alpaca Shawl (Black)SUNIN Extra Large 79
Warm Shawls For Wheelchairs
Heavyweight Wheelchair BlanketGranny Jo Products Lightweight Wheelchair Blanket, Wedgwood BlueSecure® Ultra-Soft Wheelchair Blanket – Yellow – 30Soft and Cozy Wheelchair Blanket w/ Waist Strap and Elastic BottomGranny Jo Products Heavyweight Wheelchair Blanket, Animal PrintWheelchair Blanket with Pockets – Non-Slip – Burgundy by ReizenDenim Blue Handmade Crochet Lap or Throw Blanket Wheel Chair AccessoriesGranny Jo Products Lightweight Wheelchair Blanket, Wedgwood Blue