Walk into any Senior Living community, and you’re guaranteed to find motion seating, like rocking chairs and gliders. That’s because gentle rocking provides myriad health benefits for seniors. Not only does movement help generate a calming effect, but it can improve circulation and prevent pressure ulcers as well.
Motion seating is also great in Memory Care environments, but it’s important to ensure the seating is ultra-safe and durable for these demanding settings. That’s why our team of designers set out to create seating that provides these health benefits while still being ideal for Memory Care.
One popular piece that works well in Memory Care is the Vidalia Glider. Its unique weight-activated locking system keeps the chair stationary until a resident sits down, helping reduce the risk of falls. As soon as the resident is seated, body weight activates the gliding motion. When the resident begins to rise, the chair automatically locks in place for easier egress and extra safety. Its commercial-grade construction means it’ll stand up to wear and tear, while its sleek look makes it simple to incorporate into any design.
Rockers also provide relaxing movement that may help ease anxiety and boost brain stimulation for Memory Care residents. Our Maxwell Thomas® stationary rockers feature a unique assembly where the seat and backrest rock while the legs and arms stay in place for increased safety – perfect for Memory Care. These rockers are not only designed for safety, but their versatile, modern look means they’ll fit a variety of aesthetics. The Silverthorne Rocker’s geometric arm design adds visual interest to any space, while the Sumerlin Rocker boasts a unique back cutout to prevent crumbs from accumulating and sleek rolled arms to help with easier egress. Plus, the Sumerlin Rocker features ultra-durable faux-wood metal construction, which helps it stand up to Memory Care environments.