Trouble balancing may result in difficulty or falls while dressing

Try: Use a chair or bed that allows a seated care recipient’s cr’s feet to easily touch the floor and try this put on undershirt or bra put on shirt and tie or blouse lower underwear and pants or skirt to the floor slip feet through openings and pull clothes up to knees or thighs if the cr has severe balance problems help may be needed to slip feet through waist and leg holes stand to pull clothes up the rest of the way or lie back on the bed to pull them up while lying back lift weight off one buttock and slide clothes under that side shift weight to the other side and repeat until clothes are all the way up fasten clothes while standing or lying back if the cr is seated on a bed pull one leg at a time onto the bed to put on socks and shoes

Materials: Chair or bed complete set of clothes in easy reach

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Unaware

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

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