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Essential Pieces Of Furniture For The Elderly

Jul 16 • Bedroom Designs • 1375 Views • No Comments

Life is not easy for the elderly people in their daily course of life. So when it comes to choosing the right kind of furniture for the elderly, buyers are always in a fix. Albeit, there is a wide range of choice finding the most appropriate set is essential! Consider these tips on caring for the elderly while purchasing furniture for them.

The most important point to be kept in mind while purchasing furniture is the health of the elder. Are they physically fit and need assistance to sit or stand. In case there are persisting physical issues then you should look for furniture which would be focusing on mobility and travelling issues. Like Recliners-available in the market which help relax the back and lower portion while sitting and help them get up easily.

Another point which needs to be taken care of is the Texture of the furniture .Like if the elderly person has a weak muscle power then you should avoid purchasing furniture which is prone to slipping. E.g. furniture cased with the leather, glossy surface and covered with sun-mica. You also need to keep in mind that any furniture you are planning to purchase should be easily washable and durable to avoid stains from any spills which might occur from fluids or food.

Next point to keep in mind while selecting furniture is styling. You shouldn’t choose really jazzy or loud colours for furniture .If you are well aware about the taste of the person you should try to cater to the preferences which he would appreciate. As such the best way would be to select patterned furniture either of wood or fibre if you are on a low budget. Make sure that you keep the taste according to the contemporary and latest technologies sticking to the appropriate colour patterns in the best alternative manner. Few examples could be a massage chair, Balancer beds, duo supported tables and light weight arm chairs with a comfortable back rest.

In case you are unable to find the appropriate furniture then you should surely consult some expert furniture representative and seek their help in procuring the furniture.  Explain to the representative about the stature and the personality of the elderly person and try to get the perfect solution from them. As the sales representative is well trained to help the customer in fixing the right deal. Some of the furniture suitable for the elderly people are chairs with mini turn wheels as it helps them move around easily. Always avoid flimsy furniture’s etc. Also ensure that the surface on which you place the furniture is not slippery.

Furniture for the elderly people should be firm and bottom heavy to enable better support and so that it doesn’t sink when they sit. You should always purchase furniture from a registered and recognized dealer and avoid junk or thanksgiving clearance sales. Furniture for the elderly person should be quite high from the ground so that the users can stand and sit comfortably and without many efforts.

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