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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

04th May 2017

Assisting residents with undressing?

Dear, Sheila, is it right to undress a resident or dress him/her in bed lying down with two pillows under the head?
Thanks

 

Dear B,

 

You do not say why you are asking this question.

 

If a resident is for whatever reason most comfortable lying down to dress or undress, then that is perfectly acceptable.

 

This could well be because of some physical condition.

 

It is of course normal for people to stand or sit up to be assisted with dressing, but particularly for people in pain or with a particular disability, it may be more comfortable or easier for them to be dressed whilst they are lying down.

 

I understand that you wouldn't have written to me if you didn't have a particular concern so please write again and explain the circumstances you are referring to.

 

Best wishes.

 

Sheila

 


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