The Best Weighted Blanket for Seniors

Recommended weighted blanket for the elderly

Mosaic Weighted Blankets creates weighted blankets for sensory processing disorders, insomnia and anxiety. Owner Laura LeMond herself suffers from these problems, and gets relief from the deep pressure therapy that weighted blankets provide.

I recommend Mosaic Blankets for senior weighted blankets because of the personal and scientific knowledge that goes into the Mosaic Weighted Blankets product line.

How to Choose the Right Blanket Weight for Seniors

For seniors you have not lost muscle mass, get a blanket that is 10% of the person’s weight.

However, if the user has some weakness, get the lighter and smaller “Senior” weighted blanket.

“Seniors are prone to falls, and picking up something tremendously heavy isn’t a great idea,” said LeMond. “We also have cutest colors for seniors like leopard and florals and plaids.”

The weighted blanket really helps with sun downing, and the 5-8pm crying period some elders experience. “My mom says that she feels like someone is always touching her,” said LeMond.

How to Choose the Right Blanket Material for Seniors

The right material for your weighted blanket will depend on your senior’s needs.

For Seniors Who are Always Cold: The “Minky” weighted blanket is best for seniors who tend to feel cold all the time. It retains warmth.

For Seniors Who Just Want Weight but Not Warmth: The 100% Cotton weighted blanket is best for seniors who do not want to retain heat.

For Sanitary Issues: The anti-microbial Hospital Grade Fabric Weighted Blankets are best for seniors with incontinence or other sanitary issues. All blankets are washable, but the hospital blankets are impervious to liquids and stains.

The weighted hospital blankets inhibit bacterial and fungal growth, and can be wiped clean. The thermoplastic cover is antimicrobial, antistatic, flame resistant, stain resistant, odor resistant, fluid resistant and virus resistant!

How to Choose the Right Blanket Size for Seniors

Choosing a blanket size requires that you picture yourself using the blanket, because the size is a personal preference decision.

You can base the weighted blanket size on your body or on your bed. If you just want it to cover your body, get a twin size. Otherwise, get a size that matches your bed’s size.

Do not get a blanket larger than your bed. A blanket that hangs over the bed’s sides will fall to the floor.

“I bought this for my mom and she said that it feels great when she lies on top of it and under it. I may have to get her a second one so she can make a cocoon out of it. I have also bought one for my sister and nephew. My sister said this was the best sleep has gotten in a long time and does not go to sleep without it. My nephew loves his blanket. Great gift …. Considering getting my kids one each!”

Mosaic Blanket Decision Chart

Choose a primary consideration for your weighted blanket.

If there are incontinence issues, get the 5 lb. Hospital Blanket, 38 in. x 60 in. The Hospital Blanket is thermoplastic coated, making it easy to wipe clean.

If the senior is a weak male, get the 5 lb. Weighted Blanket for Senior Men, 38 in. x 60 in. The Senior Men’s blanket is lighter than most weighted blankets, and longer than the Women’s blanket.

If the senior is weak female, get the 5 lb. Weighted Blanket for Senior Women, 38 in. x 50 in. The Senior Men’s blanket is lighter than most weighted blankets, and shorter than the Men’s blanket.

Otherwise, get the 8 lb. Minky Weighted Throw Blanket, 38 in. x 60 in. The Minky blanket helps to retain heat, making it both cozy and warm.

5 lb. weighted hospital blanket 5 lb. weighted blanket for senior men 5 lb. weighted blanket for senior women 8 lb. weighted throw