Looking for bed socks. Any suggestions?

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Mom used to wear PJs and socks in bed but the NH prefers nightgowns for ease of changing and mom said she is cold in bed. I'm looking for some kind of knee high bed socks - something the staff might actually put on her and won't be mistaken for daytime use. When I've googled all I get are sites from the UK, apparently people on this side of the pond don't have cold feet. Any suggestions?

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CWillie, if they wouldn't permit those wonderful fleece sheets, what about a fleece throw to put underneath her and over the regulation sheets? I found out a few years ago how much warmer that kept me.

I think they'd be nice wheelchair warmth and comfort as well. Those wheelchair seats are the pits.
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SockShop does international delivery for £2.99? And they reckon it'll take about a week. Their cashmere bed socks are very nice (I've got some) - not long, but lightweight and warm.

John Lewis delivers to Canada but they charge TEN QUID!!! Yowch.
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You don't like to knit at all, do you, CW? Lots of good patterns for bed socks out there, and you can customise at will.

I have to say I think the NH is being a bit precious. My mother wore pyjamas and I managed fine on my own (well. I say fine. Anyway, the pyjamas weren't the problem - )
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I'm not sure how they handle the bedridden men, no doubt they get a flimsy hospital gown if they don't provide their own nightshirts.
I like the idea of leg warmers, they would be knit looser and not so tight on the legs. I wish I could just get her a few cosy fleece sheet sets, but I'm pretty sure they don't permit that.
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I think care centers better start gearing up for the baby boomer generation. You'd better believe I am going to wear pajamas to bed! BB's are used to having things our way! And we are not impressed with authority and silly rules. (I'm slightly older than that generation, but I borrow some of their assurance once in a while.)

Leg warmers sound like a good idea if Mom can't wear pjs. But it is surprising how helpful it is to just have the feet covered.

I know that relying on staff to put the socks or whatever on can be a worry, even if it says to do it on Mom's chart. I had some success with putting signs up in my mom's room. I found a picture of a snowman wearing a sweater, added "Jean needs a sweater every day," printed it on card stock and taped it to her closet door. Even new aides or substitutes on that floor could see a friendly reminder. (I tried to keep them very friendly looking, and my sisters and I maintained good relationships with the staff.)

Good luck. And share your solution -- we learn from each other.
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Lol, GardenArtist - I was just thinking someone would die if they tried to make me wear a nightgown while some dude in the next room was all cozy in his jammies. ;-)
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Dorianne, I LOVE your approach! And you're right. Men don't wear Scrooge type nightshirts any more.
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Does the NH make the men wear nightgowns too? If not then they could be sued for gender discrimination and should let her wear her pajamas. Just a thought.
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My father had the same problem. I suggested wearing hunting socks. They don't always reach the knee, but they did provide warmth. Google "women's socks - hiking, athletic and wool socks."

Carhartt has a nice pair with reinforced heels and toes; they're sold through Cabela's but Carhartt has them on its own web site.

Something else she could do is wear dancer's leg warmers, which typically are thigh length but can be scrunched down to below the knee. They're wonderful - I wear them over my sweat pants when I shovel snow.

Check out discountdance.com/search/leg-warmers to give you an idea of the options. Don't get the ones w/ open heels.

Other options: try stores that cater to backpackers and campers, who need heavy socks when they hike in cold weather.

Double knit socks are also good; they're literally twice the thickness and provide a lot of warmth.
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cwillie, I would wear socks to be on those very cold nights. What I used is a regular white sock... the brand I like are Gold Toe.

I tried knee socks, but they become too uncomfortable as the knee socks were just too tight... thus a struggle to even put on. Guess manufacturers thought everyone had the legs of Twiggy :P
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