Dressing Aids May Allow Your Senior Citizen A Bit More Independence
There’s nothing quite as frustrating to an elderly loved one as having problems getting themselves dressed. After all, no one wants to rely on someone else to button their shirt or put on their socks.
Although the RMS Premium Hip Knee dressing kit you see there on the left is billed there as a ‘Deluxe Hip Kit,’ don’t be fooled.
This kit works for any elderly loved one who needs a little help dressing, like those with arthritic hands or hips.
Included in this dressing aid kit is a 32″ reacher (perfect to retrieve that napkin or newspaper that invariably finds its way to the floor), a molded sock aid to help one pull up their socks, a large bath sponge, an 18″ shoe horn, a dressing stick.
One of my favorite dressing aid kits is the Vivi PocketDresser which is set up like a Swiss Army life – in other words, everything one needs that helps with dressing is located in this handy dandy folding pocket kit.
Other Highly Rated Dressing Aid Kits
Here are some additional dressing aid kits on Amazon.com. All of these are rated at least 4 out of 5 stars by reviewers.
DMI Reach Assist Dressing Aid Kit with Sock Aid, Dressing Stick, Reacher, Long-Handled Bath Sponge and Shoe Horn, Blue and WhiteStop Your Bending 4 Piece Hip Kit (26” Reacher, 24” Dressing Aid with Shoe Horn, Sock Aid with Foam Handles, and Long Handle Sponge)FabLife Hip Kit with 26″ Reacher, Contoured Sponge, Formed Sock Aid, 24″ Dressing StickDeluxe 7 piece Hip / Knee replacement Kit with 26 inch Reacher – From Mars WellnessDMI Dressing Kit, Deluxe Dressing Aid, Knee and Hip Replacement Kit, With Sock Aid, No Tie Shoelaces, Dressing Stick, Long Handled Sponge, Reacher Grabber, and Shoe Horn, Blue and White
Button and Zipper Pull Dressing Aids
For those who need help just with buttons and/or zippers, here’s some good choices.
Button Hook by Vive – Dressing & Indepedent Living Aid – Button Hook Gripper & Zipper Pull Assist Tool – Shirt & Coat Buttoner for Limited Dexterity & MobilityGood Grips / Sure Grips Button HookSammons Preston Button Hook with Zipper Pull, Plastic Zipper Puller and Button Assist Tool with 1
Sock Dressing Aid
Socks were one thing that my own elderly Mom just couldn’t pull up herself, until I bought her a sock dressing aid which made the task simple again.
Ableware Deluxe Flexible Sock AidSock Aid Easy Off Original – Tool for Taking the Socks OFFRMS Deluxe Sock Aid with Foam Handles Made in the USA, Lifetime WarrantySock Aid with Foam Grip (1 Pack, Blue)Sock Horse – Sock Aid, Taupe, 4.8 OunceSock Aid Flexible Deluxe