11 May 2020
Whether you’re putting your feet up with a cup of tea, enjoying a good book, or settling down to watch television, you want to make sure that your chairs at home are comfortable and supportive.
Many of us are spending much more time sitting down as we settle into a new daily routine at home. Having the right chair or seating aid can be invaluable, not only to increase your comfort, but also to help you stay more independent if you’re living with less support at home right now.
Complete Care Shop offer a wide range of seating aids to help you lower into and rise from your chair – putting less pressure on your joints and reducing the risk of falls through overbalancing. In this article we explore how Rise and Recline chairs can help enhance your independence at home and take a look at smaller seating aids that can add to your comfort while sitting.
If you’re looking to replace your existing chair, you might want to consider a Rise and Recline option. This type of chair can be an excellent investment as it helps you to stay independent without sacrificing style or comfort. Each rise and recline chair has different features, so it’s important to consider your own mobility needs and what you need from the chair before you buy one.
All rise and recline chairs feature a padded back, arms and seat and will work with a remote control to lift you from a seated to standing position – ideal for anyone living with weakness or pain in their upper or lower limbs. You can also use the remote to lower yourself into a reclined position and lift the built-in leg rest whenever needed, which can be handy for anyone needing to keep their legs elevated while sitting.
The correct height for a seat is different for everyone and will largely depend on how tall you are. To find the right height for the seat of your chair you should measure from the floor to the crease at the back of your leg. This will ensure maximum comfort when seated and enable you to comfortably rest your feet flat on the floor. You should consider the width and depth of the rise and recline chair, as well as its height, to ensure it isn’t too large or too small. A range of petite chairs, including the Petite Memphis Dual Motor Riser Recliner Chair are available and are more suited for people under 5 foot 6.
A single motor rise and recline chair will lift the foot rest and adjust the reclining position at the same time. However, a dual motor chair, such as the Nevada Dual Motor Rise and Recliner Chair, will enable you to lift the feet and recline the chair separately, giving you more options to find a comfortable sitting positing that suits your needs.
A comfort aid is an ideal solution if you want some extra support, but don’t necessarily need a new chair. It is worth looking at cushions, such as the Easy Rise Cushion, if you need to add a little extra height to your seat and shorten the distance when sitting down or standing up.
We all want to put our feet up sometimes, and there are many benefits to lifting our legs when seated. A foot rest, such as the Three Way Adjustable Foot Rest enables you to lift your legs to multiple positions, improving your comfort whilst also reducing pain and swelling. Lifting your legs can also promote improved blood flow in your lower limbs.
If you want to view more of the comfort aids or chairs available at Complete Care Shop, you can browse our selection of chairs and seating aids to see which style or size is most suitable for your needs. We also have many different rise and recliner chairs which vary in style and design to suit your personal preferences.