Swivel cushions: Is there a simple way to turn in one’s chair more easily?

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Is there a simple way to turn in one’s chair more easily?

Question

I had my elderly parents over for dinner last week and I noticed that my dad had difficulties turning to face the table once he sat down on the chair. Is there a simple, inexpensive solution that could help him with this?

Our answer

There are a number of products designed to help with mobility when sitting down. For example, you may be interested to know about swivel seat cushions. These products typically look like standard seat cushions, except that they allow a person to easily turn direction. They are easy to transport and can be used on various seats, including kitchen chairs, vehicle seats and office chairs.

Here are direct links to some examples of these products:

 

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