If you’re beginning to face mobility challenges in the home but want to retain your independence, then they might be the perfect mobility aid for you – they minimise the difficulty and danger in changing positions from sitting to standing, and keep you comfortable while doing it. But what you might not realise is that rise and recliner chairs offer their users a number of other benefits… here are three additional reasons you might want to think about purchasing a rise and recliner chair.
- Improves circulation
Maintaining good blood circulation is one of the keys to good health in later years. Good blood circulation helps to regulate blood pressure, putting less of a burden on the heart, and promotes localised healing. Unfortunately, as you get older and less mobile, blood circulation to the extremities can be negatively impacted. Rise and recliner chairs can help to combat this: because you can change positions at the touch of a button, and because you can raise your legs, you are able to frequently readjust and help the blood to move around your body.
- Less risk of pressure sores
The less you move, the greater your risk of pressure sores. These painful injuries occur when a person’s weight consistently applies pressure on the same parts of the body – i.e.: when a person is stationary. Because rise and recliners let you reposition your body whenever you want, you are able to change which parts of it are under pressure – meaning your risk of developing pressure sores is greatly diminished. That’s good news – not only are pressure sores painful, they can become infected if you’re unlucky!
- Go bespoke for maximum comfort
Rise and recliner chairs can be made to measure for that perfect fit. This is more important than it sounds: not only is comfort increasingly important, given that we tend to spend more time seated as we age, but maintaining good posture is vitally as the body ages. Ideally, when seated, your thighs should level with the floor and your legs at a 90-degree angle. Your arms should rest comfortably, supported below the elbow, and your feet should be flat on the floor. If your chair is built with the wrong dimensions in mind, then your body will develop aches and pains that can set impede your mobility.
If you’re facing mobility challenges and think you might benefit from a rise and recliner chair, get in touch with us via our contact page. Our friendly and professional staff can help you find the right mobility aid for your needs, whatever they may be.