Petal Back Clothing, manufactures and markets clothing for people with limited mobility. The unique "Petal Back" design of our garments allows quick and easy dressing and undressing.

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Petal Back Clothing

Dorton Park Farm Dorton
Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 9NR
Tel 0845 643 9492
info@petalbackclothing.co.uk



Ladieswear


Menswear

Welcome to Petal Back Clothing

The unique "petal back" design of our garments allows quick and easy dressing and undressing.

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Please tell us who you are so we can better assist you:

Are you a nursing professional in the Aged Care Sector?

Nursing professionals in the Aged Care Sector

 All Petal Back clothes slide on and off the body from in front of the reclining or sitting residents. This removes the need for residents to lift or rotate their arms up or back, thereby reducing manual handling.

♦ Residents who may become anxious and unsettled, especially residents who have dementia, or who resist dressing, benefit from the ease of dressing with Petal Back clothes where the need for lifting is minimized.

♦ Staff are able to dress residents more quickly and easily which in turn improves workforce productivity and confidence in managing this care task.

♦ The risk of injury to the health professional is reduced, which in turn reduces Work Cover claims and insurance costs. (Feedback from the Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch) confirms the use of Petal Back styles has decreased the risk of injury to nursing staff and residents.

Are you responsible for a family member or friend in High Care?

Responsible for family and friends in High Care

♦ Petal Back Clothing is a dignified solution to the difficult problem of dressing. It makes this care task easier, kinder and more gentle.

♦ There is a complete range of daywear, night wear and underwear cleverly designed without the use of ‘velcro’, buttons or studs which may cause tissue damage to fine skin during dressing.

♦ Garments including daywear, nightwear and underwear work well for residents who are on continence programs.

♦ All Petal Back Clothing styles have been tested to withstand industrial laundering. Their durability reduces the need to replace clothing frequently.

♦ The Petal Back design offers deeper armholes in fabrics that do not tear the skin and allow for the wearer to easily dress and undress without pain.

♦ The risk of tissue damage and pain is also minimized as resistance whilst dressing is reduced.

♦ The Petal Back range of attractive colours and patterns changes seasonally thus reducing the likelihood of men and women in care feeling institutionalized by their clothing.
 

Are you a Health and Safety Representative?

Health and Safety Representative

♦ Investment in the protection of nursing staff is the only sure way to guarantee quality service delivery in care. This is especially so in Aged and Palliative Care.

♦ 40% of Work Cover claims and 47% of back injuries occur in hospitals and care facilities. Major injury categories for nurses relate to back, neck, shoulders, hips and knees. Research shows that simplifying care tasks can reduce risk of serious or persistent injury.

♦ Nursing staff and carers face a significant risk to their own health while dressing residents as well as those who are no longer able to assist themselves.

♦ Use of Petal Back Clothing to dress people in palliative care, rehabilitation, aged care and disability services will decrease your risk of injury caused through manual handling.

♦ Simplifying care tasks by using assistive clothing that has been developed in consultation with health care professionals will increase occupational safety.

♦ Emphasis on simplifying care tasks will result in enhanced quality and continuity of care, help to build a safer workplace and thus result in better staff retention.
 

Are you an employer in the Aged Care industry?

Employer in the Aged Care Industry

♦ Investment in the protection of nursing staff is the only sure way to guarantee quality service delivery in care. This is especially so in Aged and Palliative Care.

♦ 40% of Work Cover claims and 47% of back injuries occur in hospitals and care facilities. Major injury categories for nurses relate to back, neck, shoulders, hips and knees. Research shows that simplifying care tasks can reduce risk of serious or persistent injury.

♦ Nursing staff and carers face a significant risk to their own health while dressing residents as well as those who are no longer able to assist themselves.

♦ Use of Petal Back Clothing to dress people in palliative care, rehabilitation, aged care and disability services will decrease your risk of injury caused through manual handling.

♦ Simplifying care tasks by using assistive clothing that has been developed in consultation with health care professionals will increase occupational safety.

♦ Emphasis on simplifying care tasks will result in enhanced quality and continuity of care, help to build a safer workplace and thus result in better staff retention.