When you are looking for the right type of small chair for use in a small assisted living apartment or home, then you need to do some research. This article will give you some helpful pointers to get the right comfy chair for you or a family member.
Often an assisted living apartment is smaller than the resident’s old lounge in their previous home. This can make it difficult to get the right furniture when it comes to moving in so that they can feel comfy in their new home. There are 4 steps that you would be advised to think about, which could help you.
The first step would be to check the dimensions of the room to see what space you already have. Simply layout a tape measure to give you the sizes you need. Plot these on a piece of square graph paper. You will be able to see what size of the chair could fit in the room and at what angle. Usually, older people like to face the window to watch the world go by, or face the television, so take into account the placing of the chair for their needs.
The second step would be to check the required chair covering or upholstery type. Leather looks good, it is easier to wipe clean than upholstery, however, it is quite a bit more expensive. The main benefit of upholstery fabrics is that there is a larger variety of colors and designs when compared to leather, and the elderly person is more likely to get a chair to match their decor. They are also cheaper to buy.
The third step especially if you need a riser recliner chair to help you get up and out of your seat is to make sure that you get a model that has a limited movement backrest. These have been specifically designed to provide a comfortable chair that incorporates a reclining back and a lifting footrest, so that you can put your feet up, but do not require a large space to fit in. They are generally called space saver recliner chairs and you can opt to buy one in all the main sizes, depending on how large or small a frame you have. Obviously the petite models in a space saver configuration will be the smallest comfy chair of all but will be suitable for the smaller person.
The fourth step is, if possible, to make sure that you actually try one of the chairs out in a showroom. Here you will be able to accurately measure it in its upright and reclined positions. Together with the sizes and your drawing from step one, you will be able to buy with confidence and certainty knowing that it will suit you for comfort and be the right size for your room too.