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Being able to get dressed and undressed every day and looking after one's personal hygiene is important at any age, and for older people it can be a way of maintaining independence at home for as long as possible. We go through the important aspects of dressing and washing, and the products that you can get to help your elderly relative look after themselves.

If you're wondering what kind of help would be best for your relative or friend, our Care advice tool can give you some guidance about housing options, day-to-day living arrangements and how to pay for care. 

Use our Care services directory to find care homes and domiciliary care anywhere in the UK. You can also find support groups for people affected by dementia.

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Useful organisations and websites

Online retailers, charities and organisations to help you choose and buy mobility and disability products for dressing and washing. We explain who they are and give you contact details.
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