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  • PeterPan
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    Originally posted by Rosemary6NT View Post
    Thanks PeterPan I looked on Amazon but couldn't find that particular model but did find one on Ebay at £45, Still pondering...
    What a shame, it’s now ‘currently unavailable’ at Amazon 😢

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  • Rosemary6NT
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    Thanks PeterPan I looked on Amazon but couldn't find that particular model but did find one on Ebay at £45, Still pondering...

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  • PeterPan
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    Rosemary6NT Hi Rosemary, I think the mechanism is gas lift technology - a bit like in an office chair. You can adjust the amount of ‘give’ going down and ‘lift’ going up to suit your weight. I can’t stand from a low chair at all. My arms are much weaker than my legs, but both are poor. This cushion helps a great deal. I know some people don’t like purchasing from Amazon, but a good point is that you can send things back very easily if they don’t fit the bill… so I would say to give it a go.

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  • Rosemary6NT
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    Originally posted by PeterPan View Post
    A month or more ago there was a discussion about an Up Easy cushion on the forum. Quite an expensive item, it contains a gas lift mechanism that helps propel you out of a low chair and into a standing position. I’ve been having increasing difficulty recently getting out of normal height chairs, so I found one online and bought it. It’s brilliant and it really has made a difference. I thought I should share the tip in case anyone is interested.

    I didn’t buy the Up Easy for £155 from a leading retailer of equipment for the disabled. I found essentially the same thing with the name Aidapt Lift Assist Cushion at Amazon for £59.99. In fact I was lucky and bought one in a damaged box for £43.

    We call it my ‘ejector seat’ and have taken it to to a few pubs and restaurants. You get a few funny looks, but what’s new? Worth a look, I think if you’re having difficulty standing up from sitting.
    Hi Peter, this equipment sounds interesting (after my horrendous experiences yesterday), what is the lifting mechanism? Is it mechanical? Do you think it would be useful to someone with almost no self lifting capacity in the legs but able to push up with arms? Sorry, asking you to guess🙄

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  • PeterPan
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    Originally posted by LindaB View Post
    PeterPan that's great not like the James Bond ejector seat 😂😂😲
    I had that Corgi toy car too… no, nothing like that!

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  • LindaB
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    PeterPan that's great not like the James Bond ejector seat 😂😂😲

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  • PeterPan
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    LindaB You're right, of course and we each have to make our own informed, adult decisions. The word ‘propel’ in the context of this cushion is probably misplaced. A gentle ‘push on the rear end’ is probably a better description Anyway, it works for me.

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  • denise
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    Looks really interesting. Could be handy while we wait for the chair to arrive again

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  • aussiegirl
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    Glad you found something .

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  • matthew55
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    Don't get me started on Health and Safety or as it should be called The Common Sense Guide. 😉😁🤗😍xx

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by LindaB View Post
    2.it might not be suitable for you.
    I'm not disagreeing with you LindaB Sometimes there is a wide gap between what an OT's definition of 'suitable' is and the practical/workable/common sense definition.

    Safety should never be compromised though, it's just not worth the broken bone, torn ligament, stitches or physical and psychological set back. xx

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  • LindaB
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    Just a note of caution.
    I think check with your OT if possible before purchasing equipment because 1.they may provide it 2.it might not be suitable for you.
    In another life - when I worked in residential care we were advise not to use mechanisms that propel the person up out of the chair....mind you these were older and frail people. The risk being they could topple forwards.
    😇

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  • shelly21
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    PeterPan thank you for sharing. I am looking for exactly the same. I have a recliner so now I can add this.

    Love this forum for tips like this.

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by PeterPan View Post
    Only thing to add is that Mrs PeterPan made a nicer (more tasteful) cover to use instead of the bright blue original!
    Aah, I'm thrilled, you married Wendy after all 😉💕

    Glad it's comfy and good on your wife for making a better cover. xx

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  • matthew55
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    Great post Peter, well played Sir. 👍✌️😁🤗xx

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