Gifts for the Aging: Slipper Socks and Slippers
Our seniors tend to be cold so often, bless their hearts! We can be hot and sweaty, and the may be asking for a blanket. Cold extremities become common, so keeping the feet warm is helpful and appreciated.
If they are still walking, warm, comfy socks and slippers or shoes are the answer. Fleece lined slippers are a cozy example.
If they are not so mobile, in a wheelchair, then socks like these are essential. Toasty warm, super soft, easily washable. Those are the first things to look for in a sock. The other, and perhaps the most important, is non skid bottoms like the ones pictured here.
Even when someone is in a wheelchair, there may be times when they try to get up. It is so important that their feet don’t slip out from under them! If caregivers are helping them, they still need a solid footing.
Protect against falls
Falls are very dangerous as we age. Broken hips seem one of the most common results, requiring hospitalization and often nursing care after that. If they hit their head, the damage that causes may simply be bruising, but it may cause far more serious injury.
Remember, it takes only a few seconds for one to get up from a seated position, and lose their balance.
I like both of the sets featured here. Both are multiple pairs with non skid bottoms. The fact they are each a different color makes matching easy as well.
The taller they are, the more warmth they will provide. Usually socks like these are well fit at the top as well. You may want to watch to be sure they aren’t too binding. If swollen ankles are an issue, that could make them less comfortable. Generally though, we have found this type sock looser than a regular sock.
For me, for my mother at this stage, it is all about comfort. Keeping her warm and content is what matters for her last years.
Socks like these help!