We all want to be as comfortable as possible in our own homes, so sometimes that may mean buying special furniture to make everyday tasks a bit easier. Mobility furniture, including adjustable beds and rise and recline chairs, is one way of making life more comfortable for those that find it hard to get up and down from chairs and beds. Whether the mobility problem is due to muscle or joint pain, an injury, back pain, frailty or a disability, mobility furniture has been specially designed to ease the process of sitting and lying down so that minimal pain or discomfort is felt.
What types of mobility furniture are there?
There are a range of different pieces that have been designed by mobility furniture manufacturers, but they usually fall within these two groups:
Adjustable beds are divan beds with motorised mattresses that can lift up at the head, legs and sometimes hips with the touch of a few buttons. Adjustable beds are great for people that find the process of lowering themselves down onto a bed difficult, and/or for those that struggle to get up from a lying position, because the bed can be lifted into a high seated position that makes it easier to get on or off the bed. They can also be good if you need to sleep in a certain position that is more comfortable or recommended for a certain condition, or if you want to sit up in bed without relying on unstable pillows as a backrest.
Rise and recline chairs are motorised chairs that tilt forwards and lift up in order to make sitting down and getting up from seated easier. They are usually soft and comfy armchairs that recline once back in a seated position so you can relax and unwind, but if you need more support there are also orthopaedic chairs that will properly support your back if needed. There are a couple of options when it comes to riser chairs, as different parts of the chair can rise and recline at separate times depending on the model.
Browse through the selection of mobility furniture online to see if there's a product that could make your life easier and fit in with the rest of your interiors. You can compare features, designs, sizes and prices on Houzz to help you make your decision.