Lower body clothing - Assisting a family member


Assisting a family member

Assisting a family member

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Lower body clothing

Before making any attempt it is necessary to evaluate the patient's balance: if the subject is unable to stand or even sit, the dressing must be provided in the lying (supine) position. If possible, the person must have the whole movement carried out independently but if this is not feasible, the procedure must be followed by following some simple precautions. In the dorsal (supine) position the pants are inserted in both legs and then the person is asked to make the "bridge", that is to arch the back by raising the butt and pointing the feet, and in this way the clothes are slid towards up.

Some patients are unable to make this movement, in this case it is necessary to first insert the legs and then rotate the patient on the right side, taking care to pull the side of the trousers up to the hip. Then this maneuver is performed on the opposite side and the left side is put on; finally, with the patient in the supine position, the trousers are buttoned. If the subject is able to sit, but there is a deficit of the lateral part of the body, the advice given for dressing the upper part must be followed.

He puts on the sick leg first and then the healthy one.

To wear pants and underpants, settle into a sitting position, take the diseased leg and bring it to the healthy knee, insert the garment into the weak leg until the foot comes out and bring the diseased leg back to the ground. Insert the healthy leg with the help of the healthy arm, at this point you should be able to get up and lift the trousers, otherwise move them forward, moving first on one side then on the other.

To wear the socks you can use aids, such as the thread socks, which facilitate their introduction especially when it is necessary to wear anti-embolic socks.

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