Personal Care: How to help elderly relatives get dressed

Please note: this information was correct at time of publishing (24th March 2020).

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“Hello my name is Jenna. I work for as part of the care matching team. Before I started this role, I was a carer and also a team manager.

You might need to help and support a loved one to get dressed. Here are some top tips on how to do this:

  • It’s usually easier if the person getting dressed is sitting down. 
  • Make sure you’ve got enough space to kneel down near them, as you you don’t want to bend over or stretch or hurt your back.
  • Make sure you can move up and down without bending your back too much. 
  • People when older are generally less mobile. So get their head in first, followed by their arms. 
  • Finally, make sure to apply any creams they use before putting clothes on.

It’s that easy!”

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