Here’s an example – their guide to chairs contains some really handy tips and information that it might not even occur to you to ask about –
Features to Consider
- Removable arms – to facilitate side transfers.
- Infill panels under the arms – to exclude draughts and retain heat.
- Angled seat – a slight forward tilt on static chairs can make it easier for the user to rise.
- Wheels – having the chair set on wheels or a mobile base makes it possible to relocate the user without their having to stand or make a transfer.
- Chair raisers – a higher seat often makes it easier to stand and sit down so, rather than buying a new chair, consider an inexpensive set of chair raisers – simple blocks that fit under the chair legs.
- Seat raisers – an alternative to raising the whole chair is to raise the seat with a simple cushion or a lifting seat. However, this will tent to raise the seat nearer to the top of the chair’s arms so check that this does not make the seat unstable or unsafe.