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“… never did I think an apron could be game changing, but I do now!”
These are the words of a Limon Attire customer, Alexandra, about their specially designed Dining drApron® from Limon Attire.
The rest of her note read - "I can't tell you the difference it has made at mealtimes! We have no more arguments, nothing has seeped through, comes up brilliantly and, most importantly, Mum can put it on herself! Until Mum fell ill, never did I think an apron could be game changing but I do now! Sometimes it really is the little things in life."
Barbara Lewis designed the Dining drApron® for her mother who had dementia and was having difficulty eating. She didn’t want to ask her stylish mother to wear an ugly, demeaning bib so she designed an attractive and practical apron for her to wear at mealtimes. Mum was quite happy in an apron to protect her clothes; she had worn aprons all her life and there was no stigma with them.
They have no unnecessary straps to get tangled in the wash, fit neatly around the neck and have a hidden towelling layer to soak up spills. Best of all, they are attractive and, with many designs to choose from, they help preserve dignity, identity and individuality. Barbara was inspired to make them with the pattern facing Mum as she had seen her interacting with the design and realised how frustrating it must be to see everything in her closest environment upside down.
They are not only a hit with people living at home they are also popular with residents in care homes;
When making a delivery of Dining drAprons® to Heathlands Village in Prestwich, the lunch time carers were asked how many people would require one for lunch and they said about 10 out of the 20 residents generally wore the institutional plastic aprons they currently used. Barbara was so pleased when every one of those twenty residents (both ladies and gents), when offered of Limon Dining drApron®, accepted it with delight. One lady stated that she didn’t “like it, she ‘bloomin’ loved it”! The dining drAprons® were a huge hit and showed that a person’s appearance still mattered to them even though they were living with dementia. People who usually preferred to risk dropping food on their clothes rather than wear a plastic apron were very happy to wear a drApron®.
The drAprons® were such a hit at Heathlands that they placed a repeat order for another section. Karen Johnson (Director of Clinical Services) says that the residents love them and feel more dignified than using a blue plastic pinnie.
Another care home, Woodlands Care Centre in Macclesfield, has also placed repeat orders saying after 18 months of use that the drAprons® were still in daily use and enjoyed by residents.
Wearing a Limon Dining drApron® a person can retain their dignity, identity and individuality whilst protecting their clothing. There are lots joyful designs to choose from to suit differing interests for both men and women and they make wonderful presents.
Go to www.limonattire.com to learn more and see the other helpful products they make.