5.2.1 Overview

As part of maintaining good hygiene and facilitating personal grooming, dressing and undressing are of critical importance. As you learned in the last chapter, clients should undress and dress as part of AM cares and HS cares. This chapter will focus on how to assist a client who has physical limitations with undressing and dressing, while ensuring dignity during the care process.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proper techniques for assisting with dressing/undressing clients with physical limitations.
  • Collaborate with a client while assisting with personal care, ensuring client dignity and preferences are established and maintained.

Key Terms

When learning about hygiene and grooming, it is essential to first look at the terminology to ensure that you understand everything clearly. These terms will be used throughout this book, so it is important to take the time to master them and practice your recall often.

  • briefs
  • anti-embolism stockings

Whenever these terms are first introduced in this chapter, they are bolded. However, if you need additional information about a term than what is provided here, you can research it in The Free Dictionary: Medical Dictionary.


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