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AID TO STANDING UP

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sunset709
sunset709 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
 have  a neurological condition which has not been diagnosed but could be MND.

At present I can walk with a walker but my problem is standing up from sitting position.  At home I have a riser chair and a riser bed. But when I go out I need
increasing assistance to get out of the car or from outside seats and benches.

I have little arm strength so car grab rails do not help. Also swivel cushions do not help as I can get  my feet onto the ground.. I need something that rises me up.

Any suggestions.

Thanks

Steve

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2021
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    Hi @sunset709 :) Welcome to the community!

    I'm sorry that you haven't had an answer to your query yet. I've marked your post as unanswered so that other members may be able to find and answer your post more easily. 

    Have you spoken to your GP to see whether they have any suggestions? Have you considered speaking to an occupation therapist (OT)? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,853 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @sunset709 how you doing? Sorry didn't notice your post before. As tori said above an OT would be very useful to ask.
    I have looked for you and found this item that may be of help, link below 
    https://www.coopersofstortford.co.uk/easy-rise-cushion/?SKU=H464&src=gbase&vsrc=igb9b2&gclid=Cj0KCQjw7MGJBhD-ARIsAMZ0eeutoUSJFEiDRH4AD5ZSNfX48FL6rnH2n7yK6i8E-jzq_W2nP_dtHRsaAq4dEALw_wcB

  • sunset709
    sunset709 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks
    Since my diagnosis I find it hard to make any decisions.
    But have found a sit and stand riser which is electric and inflates from flat which I can return if not suitable
    Is expensive 450 vat free but if it does job great
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,853 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @sunset it is expensive but if it helps you over come the difficulties you were having then great.
  • sunset709
    sunset709 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Very true
  • Merl
    Merl Community member Posts: 18 Courageous
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    Hi@sunset709.  There is a company called CuraSeating which you may find useful.  Hope that helps with your decision making.
  • Poppy_
    Poppy_ Community Volunteer Host Posts: 192 Pioneering
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    Hi, how are you today? I have seen rising cushions, that work in a similar way to the rising chairs. This may use useful to have in your car, however these are expensive so I would recommend seeing an OT (occupational therapist) to see what they can offer for you. 
    Poppy_
    Community Volunteer Host with a passion for reading.

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