Geriatric Wheelchairs (or Geri Chairs as they are often called) are a comfortable, fully reclining chair with wheels so that they can be used for mobility. These chairs are great for older users with limited mobility as they allow for easier assistance from a caregiver or attendant.
Geri chairs are not as portable as transport chairs but many are still narrow enough to fit through standard doorways. Their advantage comes from the full padding and cushioning provided throughout the chair. Geri Chairs are ideal for users recovering for surgery as their reclining backrest and elevating leg rests can help improve blood circulation while allowing the user to remain comfortable. Found in hospitals and rehab clinics, Geri Chairs, in their fully reclined position, can also be used as a temporary bed.
Geri Chairs have additional built-in safety features like wheel locks and safety belts to reduce the risk of injury during use. These chairs have a moisture barrier on the seat to prevent liquid damage and are easy to clean. Like most typical recliners, Many of our Geri Chairs come with a wing or lap tray which can make eating, reading and other activities much easier.
If you have any questions or want more information about our Geriatric Wheelchairs, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives who would be happy to assist.