Monday, February 10, 2020

Factors to Consider When Buying a Bariatric Recliner Chair

Selecting a Bariatric Recliner Chair

The main factors that you should consider  

If you require a durable seating solution that can comfortably support heavier people, then bariatric recliner chairs are the ideal choice. They’re perfect for patients with limited movement, offering greater accessibility and manoeuvrability than regular recliners. However, when purchasing bariatric furniture, you must consider exactly what you require. So, to ensure that you select the best long-term solution for your home or facility, these are the main factors that need your considerations:

The available space

One of the first things you should do before buying a bariatric recliner is designate a sufficient area for the chair to be positioned in. Ensure that you’ve measured enough space for the chair in both its upright and reclined settings, and guarantee that it will be located near an electrical socket so the recliner’s automatic features can be utilised. If one model is unable to fit in the space you have available, then consider other products until something suitable is found.

What are the medical considerations?

We advise that emphasis is placed on accommodating any and all medical conditions when selecting a bariatric recliner chair. Given that their main purpose is treat issues relating to obesity, some common things to consider include difficulties caused by lower mobility, and how your chair will help to prevent pressure ulcers. If accessibility is a problem then purchasing a product with a riser recliner option is encouraged. Alternatively, getting chair with multiple recliner settings is helpful if the user has circulation trouble. Thus, medical considerations simply cannot be stressed enough.

Your measurements and weight capacities

This expands on the medical factors given above. Knowing your weight, or the measurements of your patients, is a crucial factor in deciding which bariatric recliner to go for. If your weight has changed and you’re unaware of it, then it could impact the safety and the long-term durability of your chair. Ensuring that you’re up-to-date with measurements will subsequently allow you to select an appropriate weight capacity. 

The style of your Bariatric Recliner Chair

Finally, whether it’s for a living room or a care home, the aesthetic of your chair is certainly an important factor. Indeed, the material you choose isn’t just a stylistic choice. For instance, if you need something that will require regular cleaning some fabrics might be preferable to others. 

For help on this matter, you can read Renray’s fabric guide on how to customise your bariatric recliner chair with the various fabrics and finishes here.

With this advice in mind, you can check out our range of bariatric recliner chairs to find your ideal solution. We also offer regular manual and electric recliners. Moreover, feel free to Contact us for more further information on the bariatric furniture we provide to domestic homes, care homes, and hospitals. 

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