Why Traditional Dining Chairs Fail to Meet the Needs of Seniors
The journey of aging robs many seniors of living healthy, independent lives. Struggles at the dining table take many by surprise.
“I didn’t expect mealtimes to be so difficult” is what many older adults are thinking as they receive assistance from loved ones in the home.
Today’s dining chairs are outdated because they are not designed
As a result, family caregivers experience fatigue and risk of personal injury each time they provide assistance at mealtime.
Today’s Mealtime Challenges Include:
How to assist a seated person up-to and away-from the table
How to assist a person of 300+ lbs. get seated and moved up-to the table
How to assist a person using a rollator / wheelchair transfer into a dining chair and then moved up-to the table
How to provide feeding assistance when different styles and types of geri-chairs are used
How to assist a person who is not capable of understanding verbal instructions get seated and moved up-to the table.
Dining chairs designed for seniors should include features that enable chairs to Turn…Roll…and Brake for safety.
As A Result…Such chairs will:
prevent injuries to family caregivers
eliminate the need to push, pull, shove, and twist on dining chairs when moving a seated person up to the table
reduce stress and anxiety for both the seated person and the caregiver
create a more enjoyable mealtime routine