From desk jobs to evenings in front of the TV, we all spend a lot of time sitting down. As we get older, this time only increases. In fact, people aged 65 and over spend an average of 10 hours or more sitting down each day. Therefore, it’s important to make sure our elderly loved ones have comfortable and supportive chairs and mattresses. This will not only improve their day to day life, it can also help to prevent back problems, joint pain, and other complaints.
We’ve collated our top five chairs for older people, with options to suit a variety of budgets. As always, if your loved one is suffering from back pain or mobility issues, it’s a good idea to check with a doctor before purchasing a new chair. They may have helpful advice which is tailored to their specific condition; this is something you should bear in mind when purchasing a new chair.
Eurodivani Orthopaedic High Seat Chair – from £219.99
This orthopaedic chair has a firm seat with a high back. It is available in four colours and maintains a stylish feeling even as an orthopaedic chair. The chair height is ideal and many elderly users should be able to get in and out of it very easily. There is also a matching settee available for anyone keen to have a matching set.
Morecombe Orthopaedic High Seat Chair – from £275
This orthopaedic chair provides good back support and has a high back seating position. The seat cushions can easily be removed for washing, whist pressure relief foam also gives a softer seat for users. This chair is available in four stylish colours and six sizes, making it very versatile.
BOJU Wingback Recliner Armchair – from £219.99
Recliner chairs can give a real luxury feel, but might not be as expensive as you think. This fabric upholstered armchair reclines when you push forward on the armrests and lean back. The fabric itself comes in a stylish checked pattern, available in eight different colour combinations.
Tetbury Electric Riser Recliner – from 469.99
If your loved one finds it difficult to use a manual recliner chair, a motorised model is a helpful solution. Use the remote control tucked into the side pocket to raise the chair – great for anyone who needs help to stand up or sit down.
Back and Seat Booster Cushion – from £23.09
This back and seat booster set can be a good budget interim solution for anyone who just starting to need some extra support. This cushion set adds extra height and provides additional padding, making a sofa or chair more comfortable. It’s also easily portable.
If your elderly loved one is struggling with their mobility, it’s worth considering a Careline Alarm. Our life-saving alarm systems can offer you and your loved ones peace of mind, helping elderly and disabled people to live safely and independently at home. For those who have suffered a fall at home, a Careline alarm is an essential lifeline.
We understand that it can be difficult to make decisions for an ageing relative. If you would like to find out more about our range of personal alarms, please get in touch with our Customer Service Team on 0800 101 3333 or email email@example.com for more information.
You can also order a Careline Alarm online at any time.
Note: We updated this article on 28/01/21 to reflect the latest information. It was originally published 08/07/19.
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