Buying furniture for the elderly is a relatively difficult task, and there are many issues that need to be considered. Then, 3 Star Hotel Furniture Manufacturers introduces the furniture purchasing skills of the elderly:
1. Cabinet category.
When buying room furniture for the elderly, the physical and psychological needs of the elderly should be considered. The furniture is simple and practical, and sharp edges and corners and redundant decorations should be avoided. Older people are not suitable for climbing high or bending over, so it is best not to buy high cabinets and low drawer furniture. In addition, no odds and ends can be placed indoors to make the route of movement for the elderly clean and unobstructed.
Buying advice: cabinets should not be higher than the head, drawers should not be lower than the knees, try to put them against the wall; choose furniture that is quite high with the desk, which is convenient for the elderly to support when they stand up; when choosing this furniture, pay attention to their firmness. Choose mobile furniture, folding, wheeled, and other functional furniture that are prone to accidents during use and cause injury to the elderly; small seats are placed in the hall to facilitate the elderly to sit and change shoes. Elderly people generally have to get up at night, and their bed should be set near the door so that they can go to the toilet easily.
The current popular soft sofa looks very comfortable, but it is not suitable for the elderly. A functional sofa can help the elderly stand up, sit and relax, and only it is more suitable for the elderly.
Buying advice: As the elderly stay at home for a long time, you should consider setting up chairs and sofas for the elderly to sit and lean comfortably at home, and set up a coffee table or small countertop to facilitate the elderly to place items in their hands. This type of setting Should be based on a smooth, strong shape.
Due to the different physical conditions of the elderly, the requirements for the size and comfort of the bed are also different. If possible, the bed should be selected or customized according to the physical condition or state of the elderly.
Buying advice: The bed should be a hard mattress or a thicker mattress. For the elderly suffering from rheumatism, lumbar muscle strain, bone hyperplasia, and other diseases, sleeping on a soft bed is harmful to health. The height of the bed should be appropriate so that it will not be easily sprained or broken when getting in and out of the bed; the bedding should be light, warm, and natural.
Chairs and stools used by the elderly should preferably have a backrest to support the human spine, maintain the balance of muscle strength throughout the body, and reduce fatigue.
Buying advice: The width of the backrest and the seat surface of the chair should be moderate, otherwise the blood circulation will be blocked after sitting for a long time, which will cause the foot temperature to drop, which is not good for your health. When sitting up, sofas and chairs should be equipped with armrests as much as possible to facilitate grasping. When buying a chair, the distance between the chair surface and the ground should be about 1 cm less than the calf. If the chair is too low, it will not only be difficult to stand up, but also easy to fall, and the sitting posture will be too low and the knee joint will be arched, which will easily cause discomfort for the elderly.
5. The type of electricity used in the room.
Reasonable arrangements should be made according to the physical characteristics and behavior of the elderly. For ease of use, a large button panel should be selected for the light switch, and the switch of the electrical socket circuit should be equipped with a leakage protection device. Ordinary bedside lamps, electric blankets, and other sockets are about 60cm high. If the room has air conditioning, the socket height can be arranged according to personal circumstances. For rooms with radiators, the radiator should be packaged as much as possible to avoid burns.