Changes in posture are common in old age. With old age the bone density and the mineral content of the bones also decrease. Apart from this, the joints become stiffer and less flexible. These factors together make seemingly simple tasks like sitting on a chair difficult.
Taking assistance in simple tasks like moving around the house, taking a shower, or getting up from a chair may hurt a person's self-esteem at times. In such conditions specifically designed chairs are a great help for the elderly people. These chairs provide support and comfort to seniors in their daily chores.
Electric Lift Chair
An electric lift chair may assist a person to safely get up from a sitting position with the help of a motorized mechanism fitted at the base of the chair. These motorized chairs can be easily operated by the person sitting on them, to get to a standing position with just a push of a button.
The motor and arms attached at the bottom of the chair swivel in slow motion to lift the chair in such a way that standing up from the chair becomes easy, so useful for the people affected with arthritis and other physical disabilities. These are available in vibrant colors and different shapes. They may be custom-made to accommodate your weight and size.
The stair lifts are a great solution for elder people who have difficulty climbing the stairs. A stair lift is a chair mounted on a rail that is fitted on the wall adjoining the stairs. The chair moves along the rail with the help of hydraulics or electric motor thereby helping people with disabilities.
The person using the stair chair lift is in complete control of the motion of the chair, and can decide the direction and speed of the movement. The stair lift is also beneficial in avoiding injuries to people, which might occur while climbing the stairs unassisted.
These chairs can be fitted on a curved staircase as well. There are several custom-made applications that you can fit on these chairs to better suit your need.
These chairs may be used by moving the wheels with hands or by someone pushing the chair from behind. This basic version has seen some customization over the years, with the introduction of electric-powered wheelchairs. The electric version offers more mobility and freedom to a person who is incapacitated or lacks the strength to operate a manual wheelchair.
Most injuries to the seniors seem to happen in the bathroom because of the wet and slipper floor. To avoid such accidents, there are shower chairs available in the market which make the trips in the bathroom safe. These chairs not only make life safe for them, but also gives them greater mobility and comfort.