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Tried a bean bag under the feet, fail.
Thinking of a foam pad (something w/ resistance) though that’s counterproductive for the incontinence. I can put the chucks on that though? Suggestions?

You could try a roll of that non slip shelf liner and cut a piece the size of the seat of the recliner and that would keep your dad from sliding. My husband had the same problem and the shelf liner worked.
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MJ1929 Sep 13, 2022
That's what I was going to suggest, or a piece of the stuff you can get to stop rugs from slipping.
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Buy a non slip waterproof chair pad made just for leather recliners here:

https://www.amazon.com/Ameritex-Waterproof-Furniture-Protector-Scratches-Free/dp/B07PSCK5WQ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2V0TFK4QXZUEZ&keywords=non+slip+seat+pad+for+leather+recliner&qid=1663114032&sprefix=non+slip+seat+pad%2Caps%2C160&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1

Or, for a whole page of different ones, look here:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=non+slip+seat+pad+for+leather+recliner&crid=2V0TFK4QXZUEZ&sprefix=non+slip+seat+pad%2Caps%2C160&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_3_17

Good luck!
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You could try a carseat cushion. They usually have a thick end and a thin end. Like a wedge. Put the thin edge to the back. Makes it hard to get out of the chair.
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Gravity can work FOR your dad as well as against him! Try raising up the front two feet of the chair on something about two inches high. You could even screw a short block of 2"x2" wood onto the bottom of the chair feet.) That might be just enough to make him slide back into the chair instead of sliding forward. If he complains about leaning back so far, then put a thin pillow on the back of the chair.
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Ha I had a similar problem. My wife is incontinent. I have a fabric sofa so I put a garbage bag over the cushion to protect it. Now I have a slippery surface so I wrapped the cushion with a blanket and tucked it back in. If it gets wet I just wash the blanket.
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There is a product named Dycem, it comes in non-slip sheets or on a roll. It’s great! We used to use it when I worked in special education to keep kids from slipping off of their chairs. It’s also very handy to put under plates or other objects to make eating a bit easier. You can buy it on Amazon or order from Walmart. It’s washable.
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You will need to do some trial and error.

I’d suggest a wheelchair seat cushion, which comes in various sizes and is water resistant. Add a disposable pad on top.

Or, if you already have one in the house, try one of the washable carpet bathmats. They have a non-slip base that should keep them still on the recliner, and the carpet should help the disposable pad not to slide.

if he slides off when getting in or out of the chair, consider getting a grab bar like device. Stander has a good grab bar pole or there is one that the chair sits on, called a couch cane.
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Even a leather chair will absorb the odor of urine over time. It's just a fact of life. Mom went through 2 leather recliners and 1 fabric one. Spending up to 10 hours in one chair is going to wear it out, no matter how little they move in it.

Mom just added layer after layer of blankets, chux, towels and still she could flood a chair to the point it had to be removed and power-washed. The leather ones 'wore off' the leather--I am saying 'leather' but I'm thinking 'pleather' a cheap alternative to leather used in the sides and backs of leather furniture to make the real leather last (the seat and back and arms).

We never really solved the problem of her 'slumping' to the floor when she got kind of boneless at the end. No strength and no ability to pull herself up in the chair.

I like My2cents ideas. YB tends to 'MacGyver' a lot of things. The recliner was beyond him.
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Rubber shelf liner
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Burnoutgirl Sep 20, 2022
Brilliant and simple! :-D
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Pretty much anything with fabric will slide on leather just like he does. One suggestion below is a bath mat. The rubber backing might stick to the chair without sliding and you should be able to test that theory without much expense. Plus it would be washable. The only problem I can foresee with anything you put on the chair seat --- is it will move into the crack of the chair with each time he gets in and out.

Since I tend to be a MacGyver for problems, I think I'd try a long bath type runner (with the rubber backing). Have someone put some grommets in each end (prob 3 of them). Slide one end into the seat crack going toward back of chair. Bungee cord into the grommets and around base of the chair in back. YOu might have to pull it taught again during the day, but it will stay connected in the back without sliding toward front when he gets out of chair. If necessary, bungee the same way to front of chair, too (making sure it will still recline)
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