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clothing or techniques to assist with toiletting.

kaybeekaybee Member Posts: 1
I am looking for suggestions that could help with managing clothing after toileting. I am working with a young person who has CP. They can lower their clothing and transfer from their wheelchair to toilet, but have difficulty transferring back and pulling up clothing, at the same time: as they are holding onto rails to support their balance and can't let go to pull up their clothing. I have looked at things like elasticated braces and elasticated waists but no success so far. Does anyone have any suggestions or techniques or equipment that we could consider, please?

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  • ScopeHelplineScopeHelpline Member Posts: 210 Courageous
    Hi Kaybee,

    There is some good information on the Disabled Living Foundation website about clothing and equipment for easier dressing, which you can find here: http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/scenario.php?csid=405.

    If possible, he should have an OT assessment before purchasing any special clothing as an OT may be able to recommend something and adapted clothing can be quite expensive. They will also be the experts in regards to suggesting techniques for him as they will be able to assess him in person.

    Scope Helpline
  • chrisbradleyukchrisbradleyuk Member Posts: 1
    as a dizzy person i manage transfers in the loo alone. i always make sure my pants and trews (elasticated) are above the knee, i am able to stand for a short time, long enough to hoist up to waist, final adjustments when reseated.
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