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Dressing

Clothes make the man - and being able to dress yourself inspires a positive attitude to life.

It means a great restriction if this is no longer possible independently. That is why we have developed a range of everyday helpers that enable largely independent dressing and support carers in dressing their relatives.

Dressing with a handicap made easy

Clothing warms and protects - and yet is so much more. Chic fashion, even in old age, strengthens one's own self-esteem and the effect on others. However, those who are physically limited often fail when it comes to getting dressed. Closing a buttonhole with one hand or putting on trousers with knee pain: That is a huge challenge!

The keyword: trust

The right clothes are just as important as dressing techniques and practical everyday aids. But when it comes to getting dressed, there is another very important component: Trust. Putting on clothes is one of the most personal and intimate things. It is not easy to ask for help with this. Therefore, it is important to build a relationship of trust with older people in need of care and to respond to their needs.

Those who sense that the carer is trustworthy and empathetic are happy to let them help.

Everyday aids for getting dressed are therefore a great support. With a little practice, our buttoning aid allows you to button up clothes with one hand. The Woodstock dressing stick increases the reach when putting on clothes. And the one-handed stocking puller already has the explanation in its name.

Wooden Dressing Stick

The dressing stick is ideal for those who have difficulty putting on and taking off clothes due to limited arm or hand function. It increases the necessary reach when putting on clothes independently. The aid makes it easier to put on and take off jackets, trousers and socks without laborious bending or stretching movements. The dressing aid has a wooden handle with a multifunctional hook at one end and a zip puller at the other.

Button device with loop

Buttoning doesn't have to be a problem! These buttoning aids have been specially designed for buttoning with just one hand and solve most buttoning problems. The thick handles are comfortable to hold.

Garter belt

Here the stocking (or sock) is passed over the curved shell and held in place by the side notches. The foot is then placed in the opening of the stocking, which can now be pulled upwards with the help of the straps.

Even with one hand - 1, 2, 3 put on the shoes

With the help of the extended handle on the shoehorn, shoes can be put on and taken off more easily. The length of the shoehorn means that no bending or stretching movements are necessary.

The elastic shoelaces allow shoes to be put on and taken off without the effort of bending down. After putting on the shoe, the laces are tied together once to fit.

After that, they no longer have to be tied - when they are put on and taken off again, the laces stretch and the lace-up shoes turn into loafers. Using an extended shoehorn makes putting on shoes even easier.

Attention

Always undress only the parts of the body that are to be washed. Use soft flannels and a mild cleansing product with a pH value below 6 that is gentle on the skin.

Dressing tips

If you help a person in need of care to dress...


... Encourage their independence as much as possible, e.g. small everyday aids.

... bring patience with you.

... pay special attention to where tightening causes pain - for example, start with the arm that hurts.

... have the person to be dressed sit on a chair.

... pull a jumper or T-shirt first over your head, then over your arms.

... smooth out wrinkles in the back by asking the person to bend over.