Our mother went into nursing/EMI care just over four months ago. We are fortunate that it appears to have worked out well. Mum now has the appropriate care 24/07, she is socialising and would even appear to have made friends. She has even put on weight. So all is well. Since her move into care we have bought her some new clothes that are more appropriate for living in a home. They are easier to get on, comfortable and easy to wash. Apparently everything is washed at a high temperature. We have even got her to wear trousers which solves the stockings issue. When she wears a skirt we are currently trying a type of hold-up. The next issue on the agenda is - slippers. Despite a long bib she still gets food down herself and sometimes on her slippers. Whilst her current slippers a spongable this is not a quick job. We have been requested to get something that is washable. There is a model of toweling type full slipper that many of the ladies in the home wear and we initially went for this one. The advantage of these as well as being washable is that they are cheap so if they have to be replaced it will not break the bank. However, we are concerned that once they have worn in they will become sloppy and too big for mum leading to falls. Mum is currently mobile and walks about alot. We are keen to keep her mobile and safe as well as comfortable and maintain her dignity. We also have to ensure that they are comfortable as she has had sore feet in the past. Her current slippers include a pair with a velcro tab to keep them on her feet, a pairs of close fitting embroidered velvet ones and we have just taken in a pair of wipeable vinyl ones which are like a house shoe. Any suggestions regarding slippers/house shoes would be welcome. I feel sure you guys will have come across this before.