Message from the President
Specialized Seating for Seniors…and Caregivers
The dynamics associated with aging, the loss of mobility, and caregiving are complex and involved.
Seniors living with reduced mobility experience an overwhelming sense of being a burden or a nuisance to their spouse, children or caregiver. Often times these once proud individuals will be seen sitting or eating in awkward places, for no reason other than they did not want to inconvenience anyone any more than absolutely necessary. “That’s good enough!”, “Please you do not have to fuss over me”, and “I didn’t expect mealtimes would be so challenging” are comments frequently overheard.
Asking for assistance only to be shuffled around in a chair draws attention to themselves in a manner that they would rather avoid. So, in silence these cherished members of our family feel isolated, alone and dare I say even “ashamed” of their current lot in life!
Spouses, children, and caregivers too endure a sense of helplessness as often there is nothing that can be done to improve the situation for an aging loved one! Caregivers lack the physical strength to adjust/move a seated person to a place of greater comfort or enjoyment! Without some mechanical means, even the most cherished of bonding times like a family meal, an afternoon coffee or working together on a Christmas puzzle cannot be enjoyed as a complete family as there is no easy way to get everyone up to the table.
At ComforTek, we believe chairs designed for seniors and caregivers need to swivel…turn….roll…and brake for safety!
ComforTek recognizes each family’s situation is unique and that a single product will not be a suitable solution in all cases. However, we are equally convinced that the greatest appreciation for these products will be evident in the lives of cherished loved ones as they experience an increased sense of independence, dignity and self-worth!
Thanks for all you do in support of seniors!
Randy Schellenberg - President