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If you’ve got it, flaunt it – the best equipment for successful dressing

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If you’ve got it, flaunt it – the best equipment for successful dressing
We all want to have a good start to the day and dressing ourselves in our favourite outfit is a great way to feel confident, whilst expressing how we’re feeling.

However, if you’re living with a health condition or limited mobility, twisting round to find an arm hole or reaching down to pull on your socks isn’t always easy and may cause discomfort, putting a dampener on your day before it’s even begun. That’s where dressing aids can help. 
Dressing aids can provide support when putting on different items of clothing whilst reducing uncomfortable twisting, bending and stretching. Below we explore some of the most popular dressing aids that can help to make your morning easier and encourage you to start the day more positively.

The great all rounder

Dressing sticks are one of the most common dressing aids available and are designed for multiple purposes. Not only does a dressing stick give you additional reach, it also features a hook on one, or both, ends to help you position your clothing, making getting dressed much easier. Some dressing aids, such as the dressing stick deluxe, also feature a handy hook that can be used for zips or helping to pull up trousers, shoes and other items of clothing by hooking through the belt loops and tags. 

It’s the small things that make a big difference

We all struggle to do up small buttons and fastenings sometimes, but this can be particularly frustrating if you are living with a health condition that affects the grip or mobility in your hands, such as arthritis. Thankfully, the solution comes in the form of a button hook – a small and affordable piece of equipment designed to reduce the occurrence of pain and frustration during your dressing routine. With a large handle and a straighforward design, simply push the button hook through the button hole and fit the end around the button. You can then pull the button gently back through the hole to fasten your clothing – ingenious! 
button-hook dressing-stick

No bending? No problem

Not all of us can touch our toes, but we usually need to be able to bend down far enough to pull on our socks and shoes. Finding a suitable dressing aid to avoid the need to bend down can make all the difference to your morning routine and help you start the day more comfortably. 
A leg lifter is a super simple product that has one or two loops for your legs and a loop that you can grip with your hands. Simply lower the loop and drop it over your foot to enable you to lift and move the position of your feet. Alternatively, if you’re finding it hard to pull your socks on, you may consider a sock aid.

Find similar products to help you

If you think you would benefit from other daily living aids due to reduced mobility or recovery after an operation, you might consider the deluxe kit, which has a range of daily living and dressing aids that reduce the need to bend down to do daily tasks, such as washing your feet and putting your shoes on. To view the full range of dressing aids available at Complete Care Shop, please visit our website. 

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