Two key issues for older people are sitting comfortably and safely, and the use of devices to make watching the television easier. We cover them here.
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In this guide
Your relative wants to sit comfortably and be able to rise easily from a chair. They may need a reclining chair to suit their changed needs – and perhaps a foot stool.
We have in-depth advice on how to tell if someone is sitting correctly with their spine properly supported, plus guidance on dealing with chairs that are too low, a common problem.
We list some devices that make a television as user-friendly as possible for your relative, including easy-to-handle remotes and volume controls. Find out about the age for a free TV licence too.