Care recipient (cr) may have trouble picking out the right clothes for the season or find it hard to put outfits together problems managing mental health failing memory or limited mobility may underlie the problem

Try: # once a week assist the cr by matching tops and bottoms to make up seven outfits in advance if possible hang the matching clothes on the same hanger use the clothespins to attach loose articles of clothing underwear socks belt etc to each outfit’s hanger so that the whole outfit for the day is together #put each outfit in its own clear plastic zipping garment bag the cr will be able to see the contents of the bags and will have an entire outfit in each bag #for a cr with limited assistance a family member or friend can help on a less frequent basis more bags may be helpful ten days’ to two weeks’ worth of outfits can be laid out in advance if the cr has ten to fourteen pairs of underwear socks etc #place a laundry basket in or near the area where the cr undresses so clothes can be taken off and placed immediately into a basket or hamper at the end of each day

Materials: Seven clear plastic garment bags with zippers clothespins laundry basket

Categories: Personal, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Long-Term Memory, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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

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