Care recipient (cr) has difficulty dressing due to poor balance and movement

Try: Place walker or cane nearby so it can be used for balance when the cr stands ask the cr to sit at the edge of the bed or chair a firmer bed or chair is better than soft lay out the clothes next to the cr encourage the cr to wear loose fitting clothes such as jogging suits with an elastic waist this will make it easier for the cr to put them on encourage the cr to wear slip on shoes or ones with velcro closures shoes that have ties may be difficult for the cr to tie shoes with high heels would make it even more difficult for the cr to balance and dress ask the cr to pull underwear or pants up over the knees while still seated ask the cr to put socks and shoes on while still seated finally ask the cr to stand and pull up clothing using this technique the cr stands only once this decreases the risks of falls and exhaustion while dressing

Materials: Pants or skirt underwear nylons or socks and shoes cane or walker if the cr is currently using one

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

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

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