Machine Washing In Care Homes

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Sweetie, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Sweetie

    Sweetie Registered User

    Nov 27, 2005
    13
    North Yorkshire
    Hi, my mum has been in an EMI care home for the last week and gradually due to the extreme temperatures of the washing her vests and pants have shrunk and shrunk!

    I've looked for some that are "boil-proof" but to no avail. Any one know where I can get some?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Sweetie, can sympathise. Lionel too has been in a EMI unit past 12 days.
    What has not been lost has shrunk. This despite large notice in his room saying that I would be doing all his personal laundry. Best of luck in your quest.
    Connie
     
  3. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,108
    Toronto, Canada
    I sympathise also. I had to start doing my mother's laundry because so many things went missing. Haven't any luck for boil proof clothing either.
    Joanne
     
  4. Sheila

    Sheila Registered User

    Oct 23, 2003
    2,259
    West Sussex
    Hi Sweetie, try to stick to pure cotton, can't garantee it, but it does seem to hold onto life better than the mixtures or pure wool stuff. I also found it best to buy from a chain store economy line for undies as they didn't matter if I had to throw them out so often as a few other expensive brands would have done. Same applies to other clothes too, stick to easy wash and wear stuff. Often its the tumble dryer that does the damage, so don't buy it if it cant go in the dryer, cause bet your life it'll go in whatever the label says! Love She. XX
     

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