How can I help a bedridden person sit up in bed?

Create a makeshift backrest for the person who must stay in bed and would like to sit up. First, remove the pillows from the bed. Then, take a straight-backed chair and turn it upside down and place it on the mattress where the pillows were. The front edge of the seat will touch the mattress, the legs of the chair will be pointing in the air toward the headboard or wall, and the top portion of the back of the chair will rest on the mattress, creating a slanted surface to cushion with pillows and lean on.
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