Alex Bolen, his son-in-law, had witnessed de la Renta’s experience receiving chemotherapy through a port-a-cath, which is placed under the skin on the right side of the chest and attached to a catheter. In the first collaboration of its kind, the luxury brand partnered with Care+Wear to honor the late designer, and last week debuted a line of French terry cloth hoodies for cancer patients.
One type of improvement in coverage Americans can look forward to: the end of the dreaded exposed rear end, that hospital cliché created by back-tying gowns that has been immortalized.
The Care+Wear x Oscar de la Renta Chest Access Hoodie features a central line and two clinically compatible zippers to provide physicians with easier access to the treatment area without forcing the patient to fully undress.
The new gown from Care+Wear ties at the front like a robe. It's got color coded ties and a pocket for your phone. Maybe most importantly, it covers the butt without sacrificing bedpan access for the bedridden.
The new hospital gown represents a major leap forward in patient dressing.
The current patient gown makes you feel like a nobody. When I tried on this gown, it made me feel good. It made me feel like somebody.
Founders Chaitenya Razdan and Susan Jones wanted to improve the patient experience by making protective sleeves look less like a medical device and more like fashion, making these individuals feel less self-conscious and improving their quality of life without undermining their medical needs.
Care+Wear’s healthwear products fill a much-needed gap in helping patients to feel both safe and stylish while undergoing treatment. We are excited to work with a company at the vanguard of healthwear on providing an option for patients in the SU2C community.
Razdan and Jones recognized an opportunity to design something that could help all PICC-wearing patients. They collaborated with patients and healthcare professionals to create the PICC Line Cover, a soft, antimicrobial and easily-breathable cover for patients.
Stylish adaptive design, which caters to the unique, practical needs of differently-abled individuals, has been advanced in the last few years by labels like Care & Wear.
We spoke with doctors and nurses and they were the ones who helped us to design the mesh window. Not only was the cover covering your picc line, the area could also get the air that it needed and it allows for visibility.
A company that offers stylish, comfortable, antimicrobial sleeves and port access clothing for patients with PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) lines, commonly used for intravenously distributed chemotherapy and antibiotics.