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As you get older, tasks that you once took for granted can become increasingly difficult. It could be that you are struggling to get in and out of your chair. Or maybe aches and pains are keeping you awake at night. Either way, if you are looking to find the best beds and chairs for older people, read on to discover our top tips:

The Best Beds And Chairs For Older People: Beds

beds and chairs for older people

When choosing the best bed for an older person it is important to think about the following:

  • Consider an adjustable bed: If you experience joint pain, arthritis or circulatory problems, a bed with adjustable neck, foot, head and leg rests sections can help you get a better nights sleep by finding you a more comfortable position
  • Ensure you have correct support: In order to correctly align your spine your bed should offer firm support, relieving pressure points on your body 
  • Get the correct height: Make sure the bed is not too low, or that you can adjust it, so that it is safer and easier for you to get in and out of bed
  • Choose the correct mattress type: Foam mattresses do not need to be turned so is a better option if you would struggle to rotate by yourself
  • Think about your partners needs too: If you and your partner like to sleep in different positions, try a dual controlled adjustable bed so each side can work independently of each other

The Best Beds And Chairs For Older People: Chairs

beds and chairs for older people

When choosing the best chair for an older person it is important to think about the following:

  • Consider a riser recliner: If you’re struggling to get out of your chair and could do with some extra help, a riser recliner chair could be exactly what you need. A riser recliner can lift or lower you to a sitting or standing position. This is perfect if you need some extra help getting in and out of your chair and want to stay independent for as long as possible
  • Go for softer seating: As you age you spend more time in your chair, meaning it should feel comfortable no matter how long you are sat in it for. Look for a chair that has soft cushioning rather than a wooden, plastic or metal chair
  • Pick the colour wisely: If you have poor eye sight, choose a brighter colour like the recliner above. They are easier to see and make trips or falls less likely
  • Get the support you need: A supportive chair should be built to support your specific height & weight measurements. You should also choose a chair with arm rests to help with standing up (avoiding putting too much pressure on your legs)

If you would like to get in out of your chair or bed more easily, take a look at wide range of products here and see how a Willowbrook adjustable bed or riser recliner chair could help you.