Seating - Choosing The Right Chair

Choosing your chair

The choice of your chair is vitally important for your health and well being, particularly if you are likely to spend lengthy periods of time sitting down. Your chair should provide good support to give you a good posture that will enable you to avoid back pain and other forms of discomfort.

Wealden Mobility would always recommend a full seating assessment to ensure the correct fit and specification is met, but the guidelines below are a great place to start.

The two main types of chair are:

Electric Riser Recliner


Ideal for those who require assistance rising from seated to standing or would like the option of reclining and elevating the legs. 

1) Choose Action
Your chair can function in various ways, so to get it working perfectly you'll need the right action. The range includes single motor, dual motor and dual motor with tilt-in-space.

2) Choose Size
Standard or made-to-measure.

3) Choose Pressure Care
Prevention is better than cure, so think about incorporating some pressure care into your seat to help lower the risk – there are various options available

4) Choose Backrest
Choose your backrest based on personal preference and the level of postural support required - there are various options available.

5) Choose Options and Accessories
With different armrests and added extras available, this is a chance to really tailor your chair – there are various options available

6) Choose Fabric
We have a wide variety of fabrics available as swatches, or you choose your own fabric for a truly one-of-a-kind model!

Fireside Chair 

Ideal for those who need a higher seat to riser from and sturdy, high handgrips to help them stand safely and confidently.

1) Choose Size    
Standard or made-to-measure.

2) Choose Pressure Care
Prevention is better than cure, so think about incorporating some pressure care into your seat to help lower the risk – there are various options available

3) Choose Options and Accessories
A variety of styles, finishes and added extras are on offer to help you create a unique chair every time – there are various options available

4) Choose Fabric
We have a wide variety of fabrics available as swatches, or you choose your own fabric for a truly one-of-a-kind model!

How to find the right care assistant for you or your relative

1. Find your local office

Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.

2. Get in touch with us

Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.

3. Assessment

We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.

4. Care assistant chosen & care starts

You’ll be cared for by one of our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.

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