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Follow These Tips To Make Dressing And Undressing A Pleasant Experience For Seniors

Follow These Tips To Make Dressing And Undressing A Pleasant Experience For Seniors

Getting dressed and undressed may not be a big task for many people. As a matter of fact, for youngsters and healthy adults, this may not even qualify as a task as doing this just takes a couple of minutes for them. But the story is quite different for seniors, especially those suffering from medical conditions such as arthritis, dementia, limited mobility, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and other similar conditions.  

Seniors with these conditions no longer have the ability to dress themselves. They need assistance from another person who is usually a professional caregiver. Although caregivers are rather experienced in caring for seniors, they nevertheless at times struggle while dressing and undressing a senior. In this article, we have listed down some key tips that will help caregivers in this endeavor and at the same time make dressing and undressing a less troublesome experience for the seniors. Let’s take a look at those tips.

  • Yes, it is true the task can be quite difficult, but the truth is, in most cases, the process becomes troublesome when the caregiver tries to complete the task in haste. We will advise caregivers to give this task some extra time. When you do it calmly and slowly, you will realize that the senior will cooperate a lot more and the whole task of dressing and undressing him/her will become rather easy.
  • It is important to understand that almost everyone likes to have a say or select what to wear. Caregivers need to keep this in mind regardless of a senior’s age or mental condition. When you present a couple of options before a senior and let him/her choose a clothing, you are helping a senior develop a sense of self and control, which will surely reflect positively in their behavior when getting dressed.
  • It is quite surprising to know that a lot of caregivers are not aware of special needs adaptive clothing and other resources that can make the process of dressing a senior easier for them. The apparel industry is now beginning to recognize the need and importance of adaptive clothing for seniors, especially those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. So, go for this type of clothing which is designed keeping in mind conditions such as dementia, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, etc.

Ovidis Adaptive Wear is dedicated to helping seniors dress and undress as comfortably as possible. We understand the kind of impact good clothing options have on the minds of seniors. This is the reason why we have created a line of adaptive clothing. You can check out our entire collection, select appropriate apparels for your loved one, and make changing clothes a less troublesome chore for the senior.

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