Personal care and dressing

How to remain independent with your personal care, which includes getting dressed and personal hygiene.

Older woman getting dressed

Getting dressed

Older man using shoehornYou can use equipment to help you get dressed. The Living Made Easy website has more information about equipment for dressing, including:

  • dressing sticks
  • sock and stocking aids
  • button hooks 

They also give information about clothing and equipment for easier dressing. Some adapted clothing can include features like:

  • side, back or front openings
  • magnetic, or hook and loop fasteners (such as Velcro)
  • zip fastenings

We have more information about using equipment to help you stay independent.

Personal care and hygiene

Older woman gripping bath handleIf you need assistance with personal care, the Living Made Easy website has information about using equipment and adaptations for personal care.

Types of personal care include:

  • bathing and showering
  • managing medication
  • small personal care aids
  • toileting

We have more information about adapting your home to work for you.

If you care for someone, the NHS website has advice on how to help someone you care for keep clean.