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Self-help area: Lounge

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  • When in my armchair I need a solid surface to work or eat from
    When in my armchair I need a solid surface to work or eat from
  • I have difficulty standing up or sitting down on a chair or settee
    I have difficulty standing up or sitting down on a chair or settee
  • When eating I find it difficult to scoop up food with my cutlery and keep it on my plate
    When eating I find it difficult to scoop up food with my cutlery and keep it on my plate
  • I have difficulty holding or drinking from a cup on my own
    I have difficulty holding or drinking from a cup on my own
  • I need or would like to have my legs raised when sitting at home
    I need or would like to have my legs raised when sitting at home
  • I have difficulty holding and using my cutlery
    I have difficulty holding and using my cutlery
  • I am having difficulty taking my medication, e.g. remembering to take it, when to take it, taking the correct dose etc.
    I am having difficulty taking my medication, e.g. remembering to take it, when to take it, taking the correct dose etc.
  • I want to buy a new lounge chair. How do I choose the right one?
    I want to buy a new lounge chair. How do I choose the right one?
  • I have difficulty getting to the toilet quickly enough in the day time
    I have difficulty getting to the toilet quickly enough in the day time
  • I have difficulty using my TV remote control
    I have difficulty using my TV remote control
  • My sight makes it difficult for me to read things such as newspapers, magazines, mail and cooking instructions
    My sight makes it difficult for me to read things such as newspapers, magazines, mail and cooking instructions
  • I have difficulty seeing my TV
    I have difficulty seeing my TV