Getting dressed and undressed are challenges many seniors face on an everyday basis. It’s not easy to have to fiddle with small buttons and clasps if one has arthritis in their wrists and fingers.
Advantage Pointe Home Care has a few tips on how you can make dressing and undressing easier for your elderly loved one at home. Please take a look:
- Give simple choices.
If your loved one has Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, making decisions such as which clothes to wear can be hard. Aides at our home care in Boca Raton, Florida, suggest putting out no more than 3 ready pairs of clothing for them to choose from.
- Rule out infections and injury.
Even small injuries can make it hard for the elderly to perform daily tasks. Your loved one may have unknowingly injured themselves or may have a skin/wound infection.
This can happen even if your senior has private duty care in Florida. So make sure to check for any signs of redness, irritation, pressure sores, or bruising.
- Invest in specialized clothing for seniors or PWDs.
As we mentioned above, seniors can struggle with putting on clothes due to arthritis and other mobility issues. Luckily, there is specialized clothing to help people with limited mobility dress easier.
- Try out senior care.
Personal care in Boca Raton and Martin Counties can be a great way to make your loved one’s life easier. With a caregiver around, they won’t have to worry about meeting their own daily needs as there will be professional caregivers helping them along the way.