Tips for helping a loved one get dressed

When the person you're caring for needs help dressing, it's important to communicate early and often about preferences. Clothing that is easy to put on and manage and that fits well is important for safety.

Dressing

When the person you're caring for needs help dressing, it's important to communicate early and often about preferences. Clothing that is easy to put on and manage and that fits well is important for safety.

  • Avoid sleeves that are too long as they can catch fire.
  • Avoid pants and skirts that could be slipped on. 
  • Make sure fabrics breathe well and do not irritate. 
  • Consider large zipper pulls and elastic waists to make dressing easier. 
  • Consider limiting options to favorites and keeping only a few pieces of clothing in drawers and closets If memory is a challenge.


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