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With that score, you should consider higher seating

(typical  seats are around 42cm/16 1/2 inches])

Falls with age

Older Adults (60-79 years): The risk of falls significantly increases for those aged 60 and above. Approximately one-third of people over 65 experience a fall each year. This age group is more prone to serious injuries from falls, such as hip fractures, which often lead to long-term disability and increased care needs. It is noted that around 20% of hip fracture patients enter long-term care within the first year after their injury.

Elderly (80+ years): The risk is highest in this age group, with about 50% of people aged 80 and over experiencing a fall annually. The consequences of falls in this demographic are often severe, including a high risk of hip fractures and other serious injuries, leading to significant impacts on mobility and independence. Falls are a leading cause of injury-related deaths among the elderly.

​ (British Geriatrics Society)​​ (Gov UK)​.

Height-Based Recommendations:

  • Under 5’0″: “A chair height of 16 to 18 inches (40.6 to 45.7 cm) will be most suitable for your stature, ensuring feet can rest flat on the ground.”

5’8″ – 6’0″ and Over 6’0″: “A taller individual would benefit from a chair height in the range of 20 to 22 inches (50.8 to 55.9 cm) for optimal comfort and ease of use.”

Being stuck inside is neither good for the mind nor spirit. Trustung a seat to rest on before sitting is very impiortant.

Socialising

No more embarrasement of not being able to get up from a chair in front of friends and family.

The morning brew

When you have a “fitted ” chair, you use it more. Much more than another seat.

People of all abilities have been able to sit in our seats.

We can adapt all our seating to your needs eg swing out arms for wheelchair transfer.

Gardening Injuries: Annually, around 300,000 people in the UK sustain serious injuries while gardening. A significant portion of these injuries are due to falls, which can occur when using garden tools, navigating uneven terrain, or using garden furniture like chairs and benches. Of these injuries, approximately 110,000 involve children​ (DIY Garden)​​ (Mintel Store)​.

Common Accidents: The most frequent types of accidents in gardens are cuts and falls. Falls often occur when people trip over garden tools, uneven surfaces, or while using unstable garden furniture​ (DIY Garden)​.

Demographics: The over-55 age group is the most likely to engage in gardening activities, spending an average of 2 hours a week in their gardens. This demographic is also more susceptible to falls due to age-related factors​ (Garden Patch)​​ (Mintel Store)​.

We have a range of seats to allow you to cope with just your need. less twisting, more or less angled backs, napping, sunlounging etc

For Mobility Challenges and Medical Conditions:

    • Arthritis or Knee/Hip Problems: “Like approximately 10% of the adult population with arthritis or joint issues, a higher chair can help reduce joint strain. A higher chair with a seat height of 18 to 22 inches (45.7 to 55.9 cm) can help reduce joint strain.”
    • Back Pain: “Given that back pain affects a significant portion of adults, especially over 30, a chair with proper lumbar support and a height of 18 to 20 inches (45.7 to 50.8 cm) is often beneficial for back comfort.”
    • Balance Issues: “Considering your balance concerns, which are shared by a considerable number of people over 60, a stable and higher chair with arms for support is advisable,  ideally in the 20 to 22 inches (50.8 to 55.9 cm) range, can provide safety and comfort.”
    • New Hip: “You are among the 34% of individuals who have had hip surgery and would benefit from a higher chair for easier sitting and standing.we recommend a chair height between 20 to 22 inches (50.8 to 55.9 cm) for easier sitting and standing.”
    • Medical Conditions: People with MND and many other conditions use our adapted seats

 

 

Also note

Garden furniture can cause injuries in several ways:

  1. Falls from Furniture: People often fall from chairs, benches, and other seating, especially if they are unstable or placed on uneven ground. Such falls can result in fractures, sprains, and head injuries.
  2. Collapsing Furniture: Old or poorly constructed furniture can collapse under weight, causing bruises, cuts, or more severe injuries.
  3. Tripping Hazards: Furniture placed in walkways or poorly lit areas can create tripping hazards, leading to falls and related injuries.

Our team is here to help you find the perfect garden chair. Contact us for more personalized advice.