More senior than ever are choosing to age in-place. While this can have many benefits for their mental and emotional health, it could pose a few safety risks, especially if they have limited mobility. If you’ve visited your parents recently and have watched them struggle with moving around, you may already be well aware of the challenges they’re facing.
You may be able to help your parents out by purchasing them a lift chair. This piece of furniture has the appearance of an overstuffed recliner, but hidden beneath that fluff are mechanisms that allow it to move in a number of positions. One of those positions is tilting it forward, allowing a person with limited mobility to get in and out of a sitting position by themselves.
This tilting-forward position offers a number of benefits, including:
- Saving time.
If your parent is able to get in and out of their chair on their own, they won’t have to rely on you to help them up. This allows you to free up some of the time you’d otherwise spend monitoring them to make sure they don’t have an accidental fall.
- Increasing safety.
It’s more common than you realize for someone to suffer injury when helping an elderly relative rise or sit in a chair. Getting a person from a sitting or lying position can present serious challenges, as even a small misstep can lead to injury of either party.
- Giving back dignity.
It’s hard for many seniors to accept that they can’t do many of the things they’re used to doing on their own. A lift chair gives them back some of their independence, and thus restores some of their dignity.
In addition to the reasons listed above, a lift chair could mean less stress between the caretaker and parent. Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy has a wide variety to choose from, and we can help you pick out the one that best meets your parents’ needs.