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Are there devices to help put on disposable undergarments?

My mom is pretty independent but she struggles to put on her Depends. The "grabbers" or "reachers" don't work for her. Is there something like a sock assist but for disposable underwear?
Status: Open    Oct 30, 2016 - 05:49 PM

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Nov 10, 2016 - 08:40 AM

There are some disposable underpants with re-fastenable tabs. The sides of the pants can be pulled open to put on and then secured with the tabs.

That may make it easier for your mother to put them on and off. I found them at Walgreens, so probably you may find them at a drugstore or medical supply store or online. I couldn’t find any at Walmart. It is marked on the outside if the pants has this feature.

Another trick that my husband tried for pants was using suspenders. He clipped the straps to the pants and used the straps to pull up the pants. We found that the pull apart underpants with the tabs worked the best for him.

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