The elderly and disabled population may find it more and more difficult or even unthinkable of using normal chairs. It is important to choose a chair that will support the difficulties faced by you. It could be a chair that is specially manufactured to give additional back support, more comfortable seating or a chair manufactured to aid while dining, reclining or moving in and out of the dining table without any difficulty.
Independent Living Specialists has a wide array of chairs to meet your special requirement. All chairs are comfortable, sturdy, and durable and manufactured by most reputed brands. These chairs are available in all stores of ILS across Australia.
How to choose a chair
Firstly, it is important to select a chair that meets your requirements. Thereafter, it becomes necessary to check durability and comfort according to your budget.
Importance of posture
Maintaining a person’s posture is very important as we get older. Poor posture while seated could lead to many adverse effects on a person’s health. It could even lead to building up of lung, chest and urinary tract infections. Poor appetite and breathing issues could also occur due to poor posture. An elderly person could probably slide and fall from a chair if the seated position is not comfortable or steady, causing fear, pain, and discomfort.
Once a person is seated supported upright their bodily functions will improve greatly. Selecting the correct chair and placing it in a good location could assist improve their posture considerably and as a result, have a positive impact on their overall health and well-being.
High back Days Chair, Utility Days Chair, and Bariatric Days Chair are some of the popular reputed branded chairs.
This chair has a weight capacity of 205kg and adjustable high back with a contoured backrest and padded arm-rests, powder coated steel frame and vinyl upholstery.
Currently available at $385.99
This is a low back orthopedic chair ideal for dining or household chores while seated. The adjustable seat height and angle gives maximum hip support and the curved padded backrest gives postural comfort and support. This is affordably priced at $285.
Health and Social Benefits
Using a day chair has many benefits. Health wise it could improve your mobility if you are facing any orthopedic issues on your posture. The ability to sit and dine or move around will quicken the healing process. A patient or elderly need not be confined to a separate dining area as these chairs will help to dine at the table with friends and kin and also sit at social gatherings or meetings.
It is always good to get professional advice on what type of chair will suit the buyer’s need. An occupational therapist or customer services at ILS would be able to guide you in this respect.