Front Snap Robes Are Great For Any Senior Citizen – Especially One With Arthritic Hands
Mom’s arthritic hands made it difficult for her to do a zipper or buttons as she aged, but, a front snap robe was just the thing the doctor ordered.
And, it made me happy to see her in the morning, coming down the steps with a big smile because she easily slipped into her new robe.
When being a caregiver for the elderly, it’s a good idea to buy clothing that your elderly friend can put on and take off independently. Not only does dressing oneself make an elderly person feel good about her or his self, but, by relieving you of a dressing task, you’ll be freed up to work on other things – like preparing happy hour cocktails!
Mom preferred snap front robes that were soft and plush – if the robe had pockets in the front, it was even better (easier for her to get to her handkerchief). In the late spring and early fall, Mom would either don a fleece or sweatshirt robe – just the perfect weight for taking the chill off on brisk mornings. For summer though, she liked seersucker or lighter weight front snap robes.
Note: Make sure that, when buying a robe for the elderly, it’s 100% washable. Most robes get softer and more wonderful with washings but some don’t fair nearly as well and will develop ‘pills’ with frequent washes.
The front snap robes I’ve selected below come in various sizes although I’ve separated out the ones that come in plus sizes for your ease of shopping. All of these snap front robes have at least a 4 out of 5 star rating on Amazon.com.
When looking for the sizing of these robes (some go up to 7X), it’s best to press the ‘Select’ button on the Amazon site listing to see the measurement.
Plus Size Front Snap Robes – Medium to Heavier Weight
Note: All of these plus size snap front robes also come in small, medium, and large.
National Eyelet Trim Flannel Snap Coat, Dusk Blue, With FRONT POCKETS!La Cera Women’s Snap Front RobeNational Plaid Trim Terry Snap-Front RobeNational Blossom Flannel Snap-Front DusterOnly Necessities Women’s Plus Size Long Knit LoungerNational Polka Dot Plisse Snap-Front Housecoat
Front Snap Robes For The More Petite Woman
By their very nature robes or housecoats are made to be a bit larger. But, if your senior citizen friend is more petite, perhaps on of these beautiful snap front robes would work. Most of these snap robes come in small, medium, and large, but some even come in plus sizes. Check each robe for specific sizes.
Swirl Bursting Into Bloom Models Coat – Petites ShortNational Trapunto Yoke HousecoatAmeriMark Women’s Snap-Front DusterNational Seersucker House CoatSwirl Fall Floral Models CoatNational Plisse Checked Snap-Front Housecoat