Care recipient (cr) has trouble getting up from a favorite chair whose cushion is soft squashy and enfolding

Try: #try placing a seat-sized or sofa-sized piece of plywood under a squashy cushion to keep it from sinking into the seat of the chair or sofa #buy a piece of four-inch thick upholstery foam from a sewing store foam is sold by the yard and can be custom cut cove it simply with fabric that matches the cushion and put it under or over the cushion depending on which placement makes it easier for the cr to rise #if these efforts aren’t helpful enough buy a firm foam or gel pad and place it on top of the soft cushion foam or gel pads and seats come in a wide range of styles and prices and are sold through medical supply stores and catalogs you may also find them in independent living products catalogs

Materials: Plywood cut to fit under cushion upholstery foam fabric to cover foam foam or gel pad or seat

Categories: Personal, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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