Caregiver must assist a Care recipient (cr) who has an injured arm or leg to dress and undress

Try: #make sure the cr is in a stable and balanced position before beginning to assist the cr to dress or undress #while assisting the cr to dress the upper body guide the shirt or dress over the head fix the clothing around the injured or weakened arm first and then work the more mobile arm and the trunk into the clothing to remove clothes over the head first free the mobile arm from the garment afterwards hold the arm in place and ease the shirt or dress off around the limb #when helping the cr to put on pants begin with the injured or weakened leg then insert the stronger leg when taking pants off help the cr remove the pants from the uninjured or stronger leg first then carefully remove the pants away from the weaker leg

Materials: Nothing special needed

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

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

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