The Choice in Dining Safety: Choosing the Right Chairs for the Elderly

In the delicate role of caregiving, the choice of seating is often overlooked. Recent statistics from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) emphasize that falls are not only common but also costly, with estimates suggesting that the annual financial toll exceeds $50 billion for seniors. The JAMA Health Forum indicates that the average cost of a fall to an individual senior to be $62,521 with $35,365 being direct costs to the senior itself! With 36 million (1 out of 4 seniors) falls happening annually, $50 billion costs start to make sense. Falls are expensive and why a fall changes everything for everyone. 

When it comes to seating choices, the familiar narrative of lightweight chairs rolling away too soon becomes a genuine hazard. To combat this, envision chairs designed with precision – turning, rolling, and braking for safety. These chairs redefine caregiving dynamics by reducing the physical demands on the caregiver.

Delving deeper into the statistics, and you'll find that falls often lead to a loss of independence, a pivotal factor in the decision to relocate. Investing in chairs that prioritize safety becomes a preventative measure against such drastic outcomes.

 A happy couple preventing falls in the kitchen and dining room.

Let's not forget that a chair is more than just a seat; it's a crucial tool in proactive fall prevention, promising comfort, stability, and dignity. With a 10-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, these chairs stand as safeguards against the potential ripple effect of falls, protecting not just physical well-being but also financial security.

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