Chairs For the Elderly
UK Healthcare Chairs is an established online healthcare furnishing company specialising in the supply of chairs for the elderly to care homes, hospitals, day centres and other healthcare facilities across the UK.
For older people or disabled people it can become increasingly difficult or impossible to use standard seating. Ways to overcome these problems can range from changing the technique of sitting to standing to more complex solutions requiring supportive seating with integral pressure relief, which can also assist carers.
The ideal chair for elderly provides support, while being a comfortable place to rest while you chat, watch television, read, or enjoy other activities. For seniors, the right chair can also improve safety around the home by decreasing the risk of falls.
When choosing chairs for a hospital setting, there are a
number of factors to consider. Not only will you need to cater for the patient,
but also visitors who do not have such specific requirements. This means you
will have to consider getting different types of chairs, ones that offer enough
support for patients and comfortable chairs for visitors. You potentially would
need different chairs for consultancy rooms and waiting rooms for example. It might
also be worth considering the needs of patients in different wards too.
A visitor's needs will not be as extensive as those of
the patients. The majority will not have specific medical needs that would
necessitate a hospital style chair, but there is a type of chair that the staff
would prefer. A hospital ward can get very crowded with all the essential
equipment and furniture which is why beam seating can provide the perfect sollution for hospital corridors and waiting rooms. It can be helpful in some environments if the hospital furniture is
stackable, because it can then be moved out of the way outside of visiting times.
For the patients, there are proven benefits to getting
out of bed for as long a time as possible, even immediately after an operation.
As many are still recovering from illness, the hospital chairs do need to be
more specialised in order to meet their needs. The benefits of sitting up
promote lung expansion, decrease risk of DVT, and shift pressure points. As
pressure sores are an issue with patients who are immobile for a long period of
time, the hospital bedside chairs need to cope with their comfort also.
Waiting Room Chairs
UK Healthcare Chairs provide a complete range of reception and waiting room chairs in many different styles, colours, and fabrics to satisfy every need. Whichever healthcare environment you need to furnish, our extensive range of options will be sure to fit the bill.
From GP surgery waiting room chairs to veterinary surgery waiting room chairs, our products are designed with you in mind. In high traffic areas such as these, reception seating must be attractive and comfortable, but also durable enough for any eventuality. The fabrics are specifically chosen to include surfaces that are easily wiped down as well as having anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
If you are looking for waiting room chairs in the UK, we can provide exactly what you are looking for from Spritz stackable chairs to the fun Pacman reception chairs .
We will also include free delivery on orders over £350.
In order to make your patients and their relatives feel comfortable and welcomed, you want to be sure that you are choosing your chairs from the best source. UK Healthcare Chairs has provided furniture to the healthcare industry for many years, and our products are designed with that experience in mind so that they fit all the requirements asked of them.
When considering what reception chairs would be right for you, you must consider who will be using them. For clinical waiting areas, your seating area will probably need to fulfil a variety of needs as the patients themselves will have different medical requirements. If you are looking for chairs for a vet’s practice, then anti-bacterial and anti-microbial vinyl covered beam seating will be ideal as the seats can be wiped down easily and will not retain animal hairs.
As in many healthcare settings, the waiting room chairs will therefore need to accommodate patients with differing sizes and mobility. We can accommodate many such requests, for example, for older patients or those with mobility issues who have difficulty in returning to a standing position after being seated, you may need reception chairs that have arms like our Worsborough chair. But we also have more specialist chairs like our Windsor Bariatric Waiting Room chair which can be grouped together with other Windsor chairs in the same range to create a matching set for your waiting room.
Care Home Chairs
When it comes to choosing
furniture for your care home, you want to be sure that you are selecting from
the best options available. As a well-established and leading supplier of care
home furniture, we aim to satisfy all our customers' needs. The uncompromising
care home furniture manufacturers that we are partnered with are based in the
UK, and we pride ourselves on our products being of excellent design and
We understand that the
elderly and those requiring assisted living furniture invariably have different
requirements from younger or more able-bodied people. Their range of movement
and flexibility is often restricted, and care home furniture that adapts to
those requirements is imperative. Choosing care home chairs is important, as
you should ensure you are providing the right level of support for residents.
Unfortunately, as we age our muscles have a tendency to become weaker. This can lead to slouching, slipping down, or leaning when sitting in a chair, and may result in a position that can quickly become uncomfortable. If this sitting position is maintained, it can make it harder to get out of the chair again as joints become restricted and stiff. Continued incorrect posture can also exacerbate physical problems like balance and flexibility. As well as these, poor seating choices and also incorrect posture can result in difficulties with breathing so it is important that nursing home chairs are up to the job.
It requires a lot of energy and strength to get up from a
chair. This is something the young and agile take for granted. As we get older,
there is a lot of strain on the lower back which makes it difficult to get up
from a sitting position. Getting up from a lower position requires muscles,
tendons and generally strong bones to achieve. This is usually an issue for the
elderly but choosing the right kind of chairs and furniture can make this
problem a lot easier in places like care homes and hospitals.
With automated chairs (both reclining and rising chairs)
it makes the task of getting up from a chair a lot easier. These chairs ease
the stress that usually occurs on the spine as a person gets older and pushes
the person into a standing position. A recliner chair also provides the right
kind of support for the elderly while seated, letting them relax their muscles
Recliner chairs are the perfect choice for care homes, as
they will offer the right support for your residents and ensure they are comfortable
while seated. If you have a lot of elderly residents, their joints can often go
stiff while seated for long periods of time and they will often need help
getting up from some chairs. With a recliner or motorised chair, your residents
can be more mobile and independent, which will also leave your staff free to
help out wherever else they are needed.
Medical Office Chairs
In this section we offer several ranges of operator chairs for healthcare including chairs for consultation and treatment rooms, pharmaceutical, laboratory, research, desk and office environments. The ranges include the popular entry level MIMP Medium Back Operator Chair through to the multi-functional Cambridge Task Chair, all available in choices of wipe-clean hospital grade anti-microbial vinyls and fabrics.
We supply a range of static or gas-lift stools, standard chair height or draughtsman chair height, which can be used in labs, technical, pharmaceutical, and other environments where sterile seating may be required. The RSS/D Tall Swivel Stool with gas-lift adjustment is a popular stool with tall gas stem for lab or counter top applications, as is the MIMPD Medium Back Draughtsman Chair which comes with an adjustable tilting back and adjustable footring, and is a popular choice for a variety of settings.
It is important that waiting
rooms in medical environments provide enough seating for customers. The patient
may be unwell, or not able to stand for long periods of time, and sufficient
seating is essential for their well-being. Even in veterinary waiting rooms,
the actual clients may not mind sitting on the floor, but there will be a much
better atmosphere and acceptance of any delay if the seating is comfortable and
One solution for this is
beam seating as it is space-saving and very durable. At UK Healthcare Chairs we
source all our products from the best beam seating manufacturers in the UK, and
can supply them in a range of colours, types and materials to suit every need.
Whether you are looking to fit as many seats as possible in a small space, or
you want to use beam seating chairs in bright colours to lift the mood of your
waiting room, we can supply it all.
As the British population is
continually getting taller and heavier, it is more important than ever to make
sure the taller or larger client is accommodated when it comes to waiting areas
and elsewhere in medical environments. This is particularly important for both
the safety and comfort of the person concerned.
Bariatric chairs are larger
than average chairs and our bariatric chairs for sale are able to cope with a
heavier load; some are suitable for a seated weight of up to 50 stone.
It can be embarrassing for a
larger person if the only chairs supplied are too small or fragile to take
their frame, and the last thing you need is for anyone to get stuck in a chair
with armrests. The type of medical environment you are in can determine how
many you will need amongst the standard seating, so an average view of your
patient population should tell you how many you should budget for at any one
If you are looking for
bariatric waiting room chairs, you have come to the right place. UK Healthcare
Chairs can supply you with a range of different bariatric seating whatever your