In this guide we provide practical information on sitting and sleeping comfortably and safely, with advice on adaptations you can make to create safe and inviting living areas for your relative.
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.
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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.
The bedroom is a personal space, so it’s helpful for your relative’s bedroom to feel inviting and safe. This might involve lighting, heating, storage and equipment such as a fall detector.
To help older people get in and out of bed safely we give advice about what's out there, such as bed levers, bed blocks and bed raisers.