Care recipient (cr) has a breathing problem and finds clothes shopping and or trying on clothing physically exhausting materials tape measure

Try: Suggest that cr avoid anything tight in the chest or abdomen that could restrict breathing such as belts bras and girdles suggest that cr avoid wearing heavy clothing such as coats and sweaters this type of clothing can be exhausting as these items require extra energy to wear trying on clothing can itself be tiring instead encourage cr to measure him herself with a tape measure or be measured by someone knowing these measurements will enable cr to buy clothes either on line thereby saving the energy needed to shop or in a store without trying them on before purchasing the clothes however cr should make sure that they can be returned and by what date

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance

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References: Adapted from www care com caring for seniors with breathing problems by staff writer no date

Keywords: Dressing shopping clothing breathing problem lungs respiratory oxygen fatigue tired

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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