Be inspired

How to Don an Arkeras Gown

Supporting a person’s sense of well-being is the overarching goal of an Arkeras gown through its fabric and its construction. The front-to-back design and attached wraparound scarf both aid in dressing oneself, even if you have limited range mobility. Those same features assist a caretaker dressing someone else. Here we offer our best methods on how to don the gown in each of these scenarios.

Arkeras blue hospital gown in modal

For independent dressing

  1. While holding neckline, insert one arm into corresponding sleeve and pull to shoulder.
    Repeat on opposite side.

  2. With one hand behind your back, grab opposite scarf and pull to front around shoulder.
    Repeat on opposite side.

  3. Adjust scarf and neckline as desired.

Arkeras blue hospital gown in modal

For caregiver-assisted dressing

  1. Insert the person’s arms into sleeves.

  2. Wrap one scarf around back neckline to opposite shoulder and pull to front.
    Repeat on opposite side.

  3. Adjust scarf and neckline, and voilà—you're done! 

Arkeras blue hospital gown in linen

For independent dressing with limited range mobility

  1. Seated comfortably, lay gown's open neckline over your knees.

  2. Next, the goal is to create a loop out of the neck scarves.

  3. From the neckline, follow toward the right side to lift attached scarf.
    Drape it across your lap to the left.

  4. Repeat on opposite side: from the neckline, follow toward the left side to lift attached scarf.
    Drape it across your lap to the right.

  5. With both hands holding where the scarves cross over, pull fabric toward self to create a loop.
    Insert your head into the loop. Bend at waist as needed.

  6. Ensure scarves are exposed at front of gown.

  7. Insert one arm into corresponding sleeve. Repeat on opposite side.

  8. Adjust scarf, neckline, and back panels, as needed.

     At Arkeras, it is our hope that anyone wrapped in the beauty
    of our gown feels empowered no matter the setting.

    Follow & Connect