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.

Many older people find they have a difficult time sitting down on furniture or standing back up due to stiffness, pain or dizziness. Simple activities like sitting and standing which, most people take for granted can become a strenuous task for the elderly. Adding a lift or motion chair to an elderly person's home can help them to still enjoy sitting in a comfortable, attractive chair without having to struggle to lower themselves into it or get on their feet after use. A variety of recliner or riser chairs for the elderly with motorized tilt functions can provide the support required.

High back chairs for the elderly can help seniors remain independent for longer and provide their families and caregivers peace of mind, knowing that they have taken steps to lessen the likelihood of falls. We offer a variety of styles of comfort chairs for the elderly and can deliver directly to the intended user's home to ensure they receive the right healthcare support.

We provide a wide range of different style chairs to make sure that we suit all of your needs. Our chairs are available in a wide range of different colours and fabrics to make sure that they fit in with the style of your care home or hospital. We also have a number of chairs for the elderly that are available for fast delivery so you can receive them the next day. A wide range of chairs are available online at different price points to ensure that we provide healthcare chairs that meet your individual budget. Also be sure to check your delivery options when ordering a chair to ensure that you can receive the chair to your address.

If you are looking to buy chairs for an elderly person think about comfort first. Furniture that does not give enough support to the spine should not be purchased. Starting from the type of fabric used to manufacture the furniture to the sturdiness of the furniture. Browse our ranges of chairs for the elderly and find the perfect chair for your space. Or why not call us on 0844 8248677 if you have any questions. One of our expert team will be able to offer advice and ensure that you choose the right chair for your space.

Hospital Chairs

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.

We have hospital chairs for sale that have high backs to support the patient, and they are also supplied in a choice of anti-microbial and anti-bacterial fabrics or vinyls. This means that they fully meet the requirements of an area with high infection risk.

If you need hospital room furniture as well as ward chairs, our extensive range of hospital chairs also caters for specific issues, for example, bariatric chairs or posture chairs for users that have severe motor difficulties and need more support. If you are looking for NHS chairs that could fit the bill, you need look no further. We are a well-established company providing hospital style chairs for the NHS and care home chairs countrywide. We pride ourselves in our British-made hospital furniture, and we are sure you will find what you are looking for on our website.

Make sure you consider the different needs of patients and visitors when buying hospital chairs. Ensuring the right levels of support and comfort will make things run much more smoothly. We offer a wide range of chairs for your hospital including high back chairs and a number of fast delivery chairs. If you are unsure which chair best suits your needs then make sure you get in touch with us on 08448248677 and one of our expert team will be more than happy to help.

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.

Requirements of Waiting Room Seating

If you would prefer to use traditional waiting room chairs, we have products like the Windsor armchair, but we also have modular reception seating like the BRS Box Reception Seating. These seats are cushioned upholstered sofa style seats that can be pushed together or separated as required. This means that they are ideal for individuals or when put together, patients can sit with their children, friend, or spouse. We also suggest having individual chairs so that people can sit alone if they want to. For example, reception tub seating like the Canterbury High Back Tub chair is a smart and stylish alternative.

The lower level chairs and benches are fine for most people, but for older or disabled patients you will need something more appropriate. For those with limited mobility or weaker lower limbs, we have chairs with arms and those that have higher seats to make rising from a sitting position a little easier. 

While you don’t expect your patients to be in the reception area for too long, sometimes this is unavoidable so we make sure that all our reception area chairs are comfortable for longer waiting times.

Occasionally, there is the need to have a larger chair because a patient is overweight and cannot fit in a narrower framed chair. We have a number of bariatric chairs for just this situation, most of which come with armrests to make it simpler to rise from. 

Alternative Coverings

In any healthcare setting, but most specifically in a high traffic area such as a reception or waiting room area, consideration must be given to the upholstery used on the chairs. You need durable fabric coverings, which of course we supply, as the waiting room furniture will need to put up with continued wear and tear, or one of our anti-bacterial vinyl coverings. 

A medical waiting area will need to be kept as clean as possible as you need to protect against germs. Our anti-microbial and anti-fungal vinyl waiting room chairs can be easily cleaned and are resistant to common stains, moisture and bacteria. Our wipeable waiting room chairs ensure that you can quickly and easily clean up any spillages which may occur, so that your reception area once again becomes a comfortable and pleasant place to wait.

Additionally, all of the vinyl coverings are treated so that they resist microbial growth; another way in which our specially designed chairs and coverings can combat the spread of infection and germs. Also, for most of the chairs, the wood used in our furniture, as well as being microbe-resistant, is made from hard woods from sustainable sources. 

What We Can Offer

Our expertise in supplying furniture to many healthcare environments including reception areas, means that we have designed our furniture for the specific needs of the healthcare sector. Our furniture is of excellent quality but also affordable, meaning you can be assured of comfort and style for many years in your reception and waiting room areas. 
It is easy to order online, but if you are unsure of the exact products you need, we would be more than happy to guide you through the process and discuss your requirements with you.

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 durability.


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.

While considered thought must be given to care home chairs that cater for both relaxation and support, aesthetics are also important. To this end, our chairs also come in a range of fabrics and vinyls to match and blend in with a whole host of colour schemes. As an aside, if you are considering clients with restricted vision, we recommend contrasting fabrics and highly patterned ones specifically to aid visibility for someone with poor eyesight.

Our range of residential home furniture also includes items suitable for dementia sufferers. Many strong patterns and vivid colours can cause concern for some with dementia. We can supply vinyls and fabrics that are plain or have subtle colouring to avoid causing confusion to these patients; these antimicrobial vinyls and fabrics contain incontinence proof properties for cleanliness and hygiene purposes. It also goes without saying that our dementia furniture is made to the same high standard as our other items, resulting in strong, durable products.

Make sure that you think about the comfort of your chairs if you are buying chairs for a care home. It is important to ensure that the chairs you have in your care home offer the right support for your residents. This will mean you are providing the right level of healthcare support for your residents and could help to reduce pain. Consider everything from the type of fabric for your chairs and also which manufacturer you are using when buying care home chairs. If you are unsure about which chair you need, you can get in touch with our expert team for advice on 08448248677. We provide next day delivery on a range of our chairs.

Recliner Chairs

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 and joints.

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.

They can also be the perfect solution in hospitals if you have patients staying in for longer periods, as it allows them the opportunity to get out of bed but still have the support they need. It can take up a lot of your time helping patients in and out of chairs and also cause complications if they are not supported properly. It could actually cause your patients more pain if they are sat in chairs that are uncomfortable or don’t offer the right kind of support. This is why you should think carefully when choosing the right kind of chair.

UK Healthcare Chairs offers a selection of quality UK manufactured recliner chairs, both manual and electric, and a number of additional specialist chairs offering the care home or nursing home a number of options for users with restricted mobility. We have NHS Specification chairs popular for hospital patient's chairs in wards.

We provide a wide range of recliner chairs in different colours and finishes to make sure that we provide chairs to suit your space. If you are planning on buying recliner chairs then make sure you consider the level of support and comfort they offer. Take a look at the range of chairs that we have online to get an idea of the chair you are looking for. We provide fast delivery on a range of our chairs. If you can’t find the right chair or need advice then make sure you get in touch with us and our team will be happy to help. Call us today on 0844 824 8677.

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.

 

Beam Seating

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 plentiful.

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. 


Seating for Areas of High Traffic

If your waiting area has a high throughput of clients or patients, or is generally in a high-traffic area, you need sturdy and durable seating like our metal beam seating options. Our  Voyage Aluminium Seating,  for example, has a very robust metal structure with the optional addition of matching arms. Most of our seating can be ordered with additional tables and in collections of 2, 3, or 4 seats, so you can have the perfect number for your requirements. This makes these seats very versatile and suitable for any size of waiting area or other public environment.

Seating for Infection-control Areas

When considering seating for areas that need to be kept scrupulously clean, the covering and material that they are made from must be easy to disinfect. Our chairs come in a variety of materials including vinyl or wood, both of which can be wiped down easily. There is no need to worry about fire risk with our wooden beam seating as all of our wood products meet fire retardancy requirements.

For instance, our  Versit Poly 50/50 Seat is made from a very sturdy steel frame, but has a plastic back and vinyl beam seating. Both of these can be cleaned quickly and efficiently to maintain the high standards of hygiene that are needed in medical environments.

Space-saving Seating

If you struggle to find chairs for compact areas like corridors or small spaces, beam seating chairs are an ideal solution. Our beam seating manufacturers take space into consideration when creating our chairs and we have many that could be utilised in small waiting areas. For instance, the  Prima Tip Up Seating  which has chairs that tip up for extra space when they are not in use.

Although this type of seat does need to be fixed to the floor, this again is ideal for situations where space is at a premium as there is no need for the base to be large enough to stabilise the seating. This tip-up seating can be much neater when not in use, making it suitable for occasional seating requirements in places that can become congested.

Whatever seating you require for your waiting room or occasional seating areas, our beam seating can fit the bill. Whether you prefer it with fabric coverings, or with vinyl for occasional spills, one of our large range of seats with alternate sizes will be ideal for your requirements. Call us, UK Healthcare Chairs, on 0844 824 8677 now to see how we can help you.

Bariatric Chairs

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 time.

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 requirements.



Whether you are looking for bariatric chairs for waiting areas, patient rooms, or wards, we have a range of alternatives that will suit those situations. If you are sourcing bariatric chairs for the NHS we have suitable seating that meets NHS specifications like the Cambridge Bariatric Chair with arms.  The fabrics and vinyl can be supplied in anti-bacterial versions, and the wood is treated with Medicoate Lacquer which inhibits microbial growth, making it perfect for infection-control areas.

The issue with the larger patient is often with the positioning of the arms on a standard chair. Our bariatric armchairs have a wider seat so that this is less of an issue, but also some have a shallower seat which enables someone of a larger size to be able to get out of it more easily. Sometimes, whether because of their weight or age, it can be difficult for a larger person to have enough strength in their arms to push themselves to a standing position. And this becomes even more difficult if the seat is low to the floor, so we have a range of bariatric armchairs that have a higher seat to aid this. For example, the previously mentioned Cambridge Chair comes in three seat heights, and the Kirby Bariatric Operator Chair,  has a high seat and is suitable for a weight of up to 30 stone.

If you want to err on the side of caution, we also supply bariatric waiting room chairs with no arms at all, like the Paladin Bariatric Chair  which is certified for loads of up to 50 stone.

Call us now on 0844 824 8677 as whatever your requirements are, we can supply suitable chairs to meet and even exceed them.