Best chairs for people with limited mobility
13 May 2019
Those with mobility issues typically spend the majority of their time sitting – making the need for maximum comfort more important.
In this article we are covering the factors you should keep in mind when finding the perfect chair for those with additional mobility needs.
The chair’s dimensions
When considering a chair for someone with limited mobility, you should ensure the seat dimensions are suitable for their needs. When sitting in a chair with the wrong measurements it can be more detrimental than helpful. For example, for those who have back pains, a chair that isn’t made to measure will lack the correct spinal support.
Luckily, there are bespoke Rise & Recline chairs that allow you to tailor the chair to your exact measurements.
The correct amount of support
Along with the structure of the chair, the level of support is another factor you should look into. As different types of chairs will have varied styles and padding – it is about finding the right amount of cushioning for you. A chair should be firm enough to provide you with the correct support, whilst being soft so that you avoid unnecessary pressure on your body.
Chairs that are supportive also make sitting for prolonged periods of time more comfortable. If you suffer from mobility issues, you are more than likely going to spend longer periods of time in a chair. Therefore, a chair that can give you support and comfort is key.
Furthermore, you should also keep in mind the usability of the chair. Armchairs are crucial in helping an individual get up onto their feet. Arm knuckles will provide extra leverage to support when a person is getting up to the standing position.
Just like the elderly, those with limited mobility will need to shift their weight every so often when sitting. Not only will this help maintain comfort, but it also reduces any risks of sores developing. A riser recliner chair is perfect for allowing the user to ease down into their favourite seating position whilst still having control of adjusting the chair when sat. With the riser function, they can get out of their chair with more comfort.
If you are interested in learning more about riser recliner chairs, please feel free to take a look at our blog section where we provide additional information on adjustable furniture. Alternatively, if you are considering a Rise & Recline chair yourself, take a look at our products page.