When you think of inpatient attire, you may just think of hospital gowns. Patients aren’t going anywhere, so why get dressed, right? Not quite. Patients who are well enough are encouraged to get dressed every day. In fact, when it comes to Rehabilitation patients, getting dressed becomes part of their therapy. When patients don’t have clothing to put on, that can hinder their progress.
Katie Petherick and Coleen Potts, both Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistants (OTA/PTAs), found that some of their patients who don’t have family living nearby didn’t have clothing or other