Enabling senior loved ones to enjoy lives that are healthy, safe and comfortable is the mission of their family caregivers.
Important to that is helping them live with self respect and dignity.
Working with older adults for most of my career as a dietitian, I have worked closely with seniors who are recovering from strokes, dealing with Parkinson’s disease, fighting end stage Alzheimer’s and many other conditions that made eating more difficult.
Helping them maintain their independence while preserving their dignity is a goal that is not always realized, unfortunately.
Enter: The Snarf Scarf
Spillage is a part of life for many senior adults. Eating in a congregate dining program with other higher functioning seniors while losing half of your meal into your lap is not a dignified way to enjoy a meal.
‘Bibs’ may not sound very age appropriate but can be useful for many older adults, enabling them to continue feeding themselves without worrying about messing up their clothes.
That is where The Snarf Scarf fills the gap for many seniors and caregivers.
Recently we learned about this great product and took the opportunity to share it with you on the latest episode of the Senior Care Corner Podcast.
Here are some of the popular designs on Etsy
- 100% cotton or poly/cotton
- 2 Sizes available
- 100+ 5 star reviews on Etsy
The Standard is the best fit for small to average-sized people, measuring about 26″ from neck to waist.
The Large is the best fit for busty women, larger body frames, and/or bigger bellies, measuring about 30″ from neck to waist.
Tami Shadduck of Darwin Designs LLC tells us all about this helpful clothing – and dignity – protector that is so stylish that your senior will be proud to wear it!
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