A dressing stick and shoehorn is a combination of two tools, both of which are designed to help individuals put on their clothing, shoes, and other items. The dressing stick is a long, slender rod with one flat end, while the shoehorn is a curved piece of metal or plastic. Both tools are designed to make it easier for individuals who are unable to bend down and put on their clothing or shoes.
The dressing stick is most commonly used for putting on socks and shoes, as well as other clothing items, such as dresses and slacks. It can also be used for helping to put on a belt or a pair of trousers. To use the dressing stick, one simply places the flat end at the opening of the item of clothing and then slides it up the item of clothing while pushing the fabric away. This helps create a larger opening so that the individual can easily slip their foot or leg into the clothing.
The shoehorn, on the other hand, is used for putting on shoes. It helps to create a larger opening in the heel of the shoe and can make it easier for individuals to slip their feet into the shoe. To use the shoehorn, one simply places the curved end of the tool at the back of the heel and then pushes it forward towards the toe of the shoe. This typically helps to make the shoe easier to slip onto the foot.
Both dressing sticks and shoehorns are incredibly helpful tools for individuals who have difficulty bending to put on their clothing and shoes, such as those with limited mobility or range of motion. They can help make the process much easier and more manageable.
- Length: 24” / 61 cm