Armchairs For Elderly

From chairs that lift you up, to chairs that resemble zero gravity to relieve joint pain, and everything in between, this collection of armchairs for elderly folk are not just functional, but stylish. High back models are great for reading to the grandkids and a steel-framed chair with padded seat and backing, can take away back pain, while giving you mobility without fear of getting stuck in a chair that is just too soft.

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Altmore Upper Rocking Chair

Altmore Upper Rocking Chair
This rocking chair is a modern and attractive option for keeping your elderly family member comfortable. Sturdy enough to support up to 330 lbs., the solid pine and rubberwood rocking frame and beige linen cover are minimalistic and aesthetically pleasing. Ergonomic armrests and supportive back make this chair ideal for the senior person in your life to relax in comfort.

Kopynec Faux Leather Power Lift Assist Recliner

Kopynec Faux Leather Power Lift Assist Recliner
Not only is the faux leather of this recliner classic and stylish, but the power lift assist function makes this an ergonomic armchair for older adults who have difficulty standing and sitting. The extended leg rest and padded headrest maximize comfort, plus a large pocket on the side of the chair gives the user easy access to the remote control, books, or other media.

Beggs Faux Leather Power Lift Assist Recliner

Beggs Faux Leather Power Lift Assist Recliner
Avoid stress on the back or knees with the power lift assist function on this stylish and modern recliner. The traditional faux leather upholstery gives this chair a sleeker, more updated look, while the overstuffed armrests and quilted back offer comfort and support. With just the touch of a button, activate the lift and receive help getting into the standing position or gently easing down into the seat.

Fleece back comfy lumbar support aid armchair cushion elderly

Fleece back comfy lumbar support aid armchair cushion elderly
Plush chair cushion provides additional support at lumbar back section, boosts softness and prevents spine ache. A fleece pad transforms an ordinary armchair into a cozy seat dedicated for an elderly person.

Elderly chair

Elderly chair
An elegant take on a large cat gym tree with a couple of cozy compartments for cats to sleep in. The cat tree has three shelves and is upholstered with a special, smooth fabric that is save for the cats to scratch and scrape.

Ford Club Chair

Ford Club Chair
Modern arm chair. The furniture defines elegance and will bring a touch of modernity into your decor. The chair has been upholstered in beautiful top grain leather and has wooden legs in dark finish. Spacious seat allows you to sit comfortably.

High seat chairs for elderly

My father was needed the armchair for elderly, so I decide to choose this one. It features the very comfortable padded seat and back, with solid steel construction. It has the modern design and two shades of gray.

Our advice Buying Guide

Age is one of those things that catches up with all of us eventually. Comfortable armchairs for elderly can not only improve the quality of life, but even help support bodies that are challenged by weakness for one reason or another. Even if you are not elderly, such chairs can be generally beneficial for anyone who has been ill or even for someone who is tired at the end of a long day.

What is the selection of armchairs for the elderly?

Some examples of armchairs that can be used by the elderly include:

  • Simple straight back wooden armchairs, with high back and seat. The seat and back are cushioned, and the back cushion is contoured for extra support. The high seat makes it work well for tall individuals, and the wooden arms provide assistance for getting up and down.
  • Orthopedic upholstered chair. At first glance, you’d not see any difference between this chair and any other wing-back overstuffed chair. However, the sturdy armrests and contoured back make this a comfortable place for someone with a painful or weak back to rest, read, or watch television. Add a footstool for those who need to put their feet up.
  • Power-lift Recliners. These attractive chairs look just like any other recliner. While an ordinary recliner can be a comfortable place to sit, if you are challenged in any way they can be difficult to get in and out of. Power lift recliners are ideal armchairs for elderly or for anyone who is weak from illness or some sort of medical condition. Not only will the powered remote help recline the chair and return it to sitting position, but it can be used to gently assist the user with standing up.
  • Bathroom Armchairs. Bathing can become an ordeal for older persons or for anyone who is experiencing loss of mobility. The Cascade, designed by Daniel Colby, allows the bather to sit in a gentle waterfall that cascades down the back and into a sitz-bath basin. The drain for the unit is in the basin. For those who are not handicapped, the Cascade bathing unit can be a quiet place to enjoy the soothing therapy of water and soap.

Armchairs for elderly don’t have to look like a hospital furnishing. They can incorporate nice upholstery, stylish lines, and should certainly incorporate comfort. They can be for the living room or designed for kitchen or even bathroom use.

What are the things to consider when selecting an armchair for an elderly person?

When selecting armchairs for the elderly, consider the user’s strength. For example, not every older person needs a chair lift to be able to stand up from a sitting position. The user’s height and weight are also considerations that need to be taken into account. The seat depth needs to correctly accommodate the user’s leg length, as well as the height of the chair from floor to seat. The user’s mental state must also be taken into consideration – for example, can the person safely operate the controls of a lift chair? Nor should esthetics be left out of the selection process. An item that will be used often, such as a favorite chair, should be visually and texturally appealing as well as practical.


Armchairs for elderly

This high back and high seat armchair is a comfortable chair for elderly. The green upholstery and natural frame create the unique look. The padded seat and back provide the excellent seating comfort.

Armchairs for elderly

The beautifully crafted orthopedic armchair on a solid base and beautiful upholstery is a perfect combination of functional furniture and stylish finish. Interestingly-made legs are slim and tall, and the comfortable seat has a wing back and armrests.

Outdoor chair for elderly

Simple armchair with take-down footstool. It has frame made of bright, oak wood. Seat, back and footstool are covered with green cloth. This type of furniture will play its role perfectly in the garden during summer.

High seat chair for elderly

A pretty comfy recliner for elder persons. It has a wooden frame and a mechanism operated with a wired remote controller. It has a deep seat, a tall across split gently arched wingback, rolled sloped back arms. Upholstery is of soft beige fabric.

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Very comfortable armchairs with reclining mechanisms. These pieces of furniture provide the best level of comfort and relaxation to any user. They feature soft seat and backrest cushions. They are also finished in green, cream and red colors.

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Made of solid wood and a beautiful armchair for older people impresses with ingenuity and comfort. Practical wheels make the whole mobile. Comfortable seat with backrest and armrests for perfect rest.

Best chair for elderly

Comfortable and attractive looking armchair is a very nice piece of furniture especially recommended for the elderly and rest homes. Soft and high-quality green fabric is easy to arrange in any worm oriented interior design.

Chairs for the elderly

Arm chair in traditional form. It is mounted on wooden frame and reinforced with solid supports. Seat and back is filled with foam and covered with pleasant to the touch material. Great as dining chair or additional seating.

Chairs for seniors

A fine piece of vintage craftsmanship; this beautiful armchair can be easily moved, thanks to functional casters mounted on the front legs. It has an espresso-finished wood frame, and a seat and back both upholstered in a quality greenish fabric.

Elderly chairs

If at least once this year you felt sick and tired - for a new year give yourself an armchair for elderly - electric with leather upholstery in milky chocolate color. Smooth and silent massage movements, control system, body support and countless items.

Chair for elderly

A gorgeous and comfortable chair for elderly, upholstered in nice-to-touch plush material. It has a sturdy hardwood frame with curved arms, reinforced by a stretcher. Also includes a wing-style supportive back, and a well-padded, removable, square seat cushion.

Chair for elderly high seat

Lose yourself in this comfortable armchair with a smoothly-operating electric recline mechanism. It's upholstered in nice-to-touch material, with padded arms, a deep seat, and a supportive back with a comfy headrest.

Furniture for the elderly

This set of lounge armchairs constitute a stylish and ergonomic proposition, directed to the elderly ones. Bright wooden framing and stylish burgundy red upholstery will fit into most of the traditional, classic spaces.

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Comfort chairs for the elderly

Carefully profiled arm chair in modern form. Upholstery is made of high quality fabric and fitted with additional pillows on the back for spine support. Modern design for any interior.

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Lecco Book Holder Floor Stand (Hands Free Comfortable Reading) W/wheels

Book holder with wheels. Very useful, the height and position are fully adjustable so you can read your books comfortably at the eye level. Made of metal, excellent quality. Extremely useful in the kitchen for a cook book.

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Wingback chair mounted on wooden frame. Upholstery is made of thick fabric and reinforced with solid seams. Carefully profiled back provides support for the spine. Suitable as additional seating or place for relaxation in any interior as needed.

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An elegant classy armchair with a woody frame and curved light brown legs. It has a semi-firm square seat, rolled out arms, a tall gently arched wingback. Upholstery is of quality off-white fabric with a greyish textured geometric diamond pattern.

EasyComforts Pressure Reducing Chair Cushion

This immensly comfortable chair cushion is made of high-quality polyester fiberfill and polyster/cotton surface, which together help to reduces friction on sensitive areas and let you sit longer in one position. Fits weelchairs and armchairs.

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High seated chairs

Featuring a smooth grey upholstery and ornate beige legs, this Queen Anne Chair is a classic proposition for classic interiors. Wingback design will for sure enchant those who remember the times when these chairs were the embodiment of chic.

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Classically Elegant Zanuso "Senior" Armchairs

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This wonderful armchair for elderly has always a soothing effect on the nerves. For a grandfather and grandmother for a gift ideally suited to the rocking chair - on a metal chrome frame with comfortable black leather upholstery.

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A pair of beautiful arm chairs, excellent for supporting your spine while having a quality coffee time. Each chair uses a high wingback design, along with padded arms and a cherry-finished wood frame.

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A vintage take on a retro-styled bench with a colourful look. The bench is made out of dark oak wood with a shiny polish and has seat cushions in a grey colour as well as back cushions in a contrasting pink colour, providing a funky detail.

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OUR ADVICE Questions & Answers

How to choose the height of an armchair for an elderly person?
While a higher seat makes it easier to get in and get out of the armchair, one that’s too high puts a lot of pressure on the back of the thighs. If the feet can’t touch the floor, sitting will be uncomfortable. It’s very important to get an armchair appropriate for the height of the person who will be using it, therefore armchairs with adjustable height are a very good choice.

What about the depth?
The armchair has to be deep enough to offer support for the full length of the thighs. However, the person using the armchair shouldn’t have to lean back. Overly deep armchair can be made shorter by adding a cushion behind the user’s back.

And the armrests?
Armrests should provide support without the need of raising or dropping the shoulders.

Considering all that, is there a perfect armchair for elderly people?
It is true that armchairs for elderly people have to be chosen carefully, as a mistake could be dangerous to the well-being of the chair’s user. While standard armchairs, as long as of appropriate size, are fine, completely adjustable armchairs are much more convenient. They are, however, also the most expensive ones.

Are footstools a good idea?
Elderly people with certain conditions might gain relief if they can keep their legs elevated, and that’s why it’s good to have footstools. However, it’s crucial to remember that these footstools have to be moved away before attempting to stand, to avoid tripping.

Is there anything else I should consider?
Armchairs with head support are a good choice. Some elderly people have problems with head control, and additional support is always welcome. As poor head control can impact the ability to breathe and feed, this feature can be very helpful. Other than that, wheels are a very convenient addition, as they allow to easily move the armchair around the house, even while someone is using it!

Are armchairs with pressure management a good choice?
Elderly people tend to spend most of their time in armchairs, and therefore pressure management can be very beneficial. It reduces the risk of developing pressure ulcers (bed sores) and improves the overall comfort.

I know that armchairs for elderly people are mostly for utility, but what about design?
Don’t worry! Even the medical-grade armchairs for elderly people come in various designs, most of them able to fit the most popular interior styles. However, as older people sleep in their chairs a lot, keep the colours gentle and calm, not to make falling asleep harder.

What are my fabric choices?
Armchair for elderly people should be durable, easy to clean and should be able to “breathe”. Now, depending on the situation, one characteristic might be more important than the others – breathable fabric is important especially for people who rarely move out of the chair, while being easy to clean is more important for people with worse arms control.