Care recipient (cr) uses a walker and has trouble putting on his pants underwear

Try: Consider using a reacher sit on a chair or the side of the bed using a reacher catch the waist of the underwear or pants with the grasper slip the pants onto the weaker leg first then slip the other leg into the pants use the reacher to pull the pants over feet and above knee pull pants underwear to where they can be reached with hands hold the pants with one hand push up from the chair to stand steady the body with the walker use hands to pull pants underwear the rest of the way up

Materials: Reacher

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

Information: n/a

References: transfer, wheelchair to toilet by krames staywell 2003 available at

Keywords: Dressing walker mobility pants underwear getting dressed

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

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