Are you considering buying a chair for an elderly person but not sure what to get? Nothing beats the convenience and comfort of slumping down into your favourite chair. The specifications on the chair depend on your needs or the needs of the person that you are buying the chair for.
Elderly people need furniture with certain features, that can deliver the comfort needed as well as cater to any special needs. Let’s take a look at the best chair for an elderly person.
Some of the features to look for in a chair for an elderly person are comfort and support. The chair should also be easy to access, or sit on, and remain sturdy. You also want to look for add on features such as armrests, footrests, and headrests. One of the first things that you want to make sure the chair does is take into consideration the needs of the person who will be using it.
These are some of the features that we deem necessary in a chair for elderly people. We will delve deeper into the other features that can be found on chairs
After doing research, we find our top pick to be the Golden Technologies PR-501M Comforter Lift Chair. It can be used by anyone between 5 and 7 feet tall. It can hold up a person of 375pounds. But that’s not why we think it’s great.
We love that it has full chaise body support and is comfortable for an elderly person.
Golden Technologies PR-501M Comforter Lift Chair - Medium - Palomino (Brown)
This is a comfortable chair that will seat anyone up to 375pounds. The comfortable padding on the chair hugs the person sitting in it. It has good support for the back and the whole body. It is simple to control, using just two buttons. You can raise it to stand, adjust it to sit or recline for extra comfort. When you recline, it has good support.
U-MAX Massage Recliner Power Lift Chair for Elderly Heated Faux Leather with Remote Control Lounge Side Pockets Sofa
This is a good chair for relaxing in, especially for elderly people. It is made of soft PU sponge which works well for anyone with an ailing body. The chair uses electronics to hoist the person sitting in it up.
Signature Design by Ashley Yandel Power Lift Oversized Recliner Saddle
This recliner encapsulates good looks and functionality. The remote control allows the person sitting in the chair, to operate the chair and the footrest separately. If you’re a senior who has trouble moving about, or you are buying it for such a person, you will probably be happy with this chair. It’s a large recliner, measuring 40 x 35 x 42.63 inches
Power Lift Recliner Chocolate
Just looking at it, gives you a feeling of comfort. It has a recliner lift system that makes it easier for any elderly person to use, even if they are dealing with post-operative stress to the body. This chair is also durable and comfortable to use. The fabric used to make the chair is velvet, which is soft to touch, and easy to clean.
Furniture for elderly people needs to possess certain features such as ultimate comfort. This comes from the material used to the quality of padding used. A comfortable chair will mean that someone who has fragile bones, or any health conditions, such as an elderly person will be well supported.
You also want to look for features such as how well it reclines and if it can help someone sit down and stand up as well. This is where lift chairs come in handy. Check on the mechanism and make sure that it is smooth and easy to operate. You want the elderly person using the chair to be able to do so at any time without necessarily calling out for help from anyone else.
How the chair is operated, includes the number of buttons it has and how easy it is to use the remote control. All the features need to work towards providing a good seat. As we grow older, our bodies need extra care and attention. Medical complications can also do this.
Of the chairs that we have reviewed, our favourite is still the Golden Technologies PR-501M Comforter Lift Chair, because of its comfort level. We hope that this helps you find the perfect fit. Happy shopping!