Invacare's line of geriatric chair/recliners has been trusted for years, delivering outstanding value, durability and comfort. Regardless of your need, Invacare's extensive line of recliners are ideal for a range of long-term care and clinical seating applications. They're rugged, easy to clean and perform a variety of functions safely and effectively, making them an outstanding choice for you and your loved one.
What is the difference between a "Home Care and Longterm Chair" compared to a "Clinical and Infusion Chair"?
Home Care and Longterm Chairs are typically used in residential, assisted living or longterm care facility environments. Invacare's Traditional Basic 3-Position IH6074A and Deluxe Three-Position IH6065A recliners fall into this classification. While Clinical and Infusion Chairs can be used at home, their design and functionality are made especially for clinical environments. Invacare's 3-Position Clinical Recliner IH6077A would fall into the Clinical and Infusion classification.
While geri chair recliners are "mobile," they are not self-propelled, meaning the chair/recliner must be pushed and navigated by a caregiver. Geri chair recliners are made to be comfortable, functional, easily cleaned, and usually have a high back, a foot ledge/rest, and either a removable activity tray that inserts from the front of the chair, or a "wing" tray that conveniently folds down to one or both sides of the chair. Some geri chair recliners even feature "drop arm" or "swing-away arms" to make entering and exiting the chair with the assistance of a caregiver much easier for users who may have challenges with mobility.
We recommend that you consult the convenient "Functionality" details listed on each recliner's product page to make sure that the model fits your own unique needs. The number of Positions (3 Position reclining, Infinite, or Trendelenburg), Occupant and Caregiver Controls, and Table Configuration are likely to be very important in making your decision. You will want to additionally consider the recliner's Casters. For example, Four Swivel Caster (360 degrees rotation) models are the easiest to maneuver in confined spaces. Where as models with Fixed Casters (point in one direction) on either the front or back (with Swivel Casters on the opposite side) require the caregiver to maneuver the chair forward and backward to precisely turn in confined space.
As with any product NewLeaf Home Medical offers, we have a team of devoted and patient advisors available to help by providing answers and guidance unique to your specific needs. Please do not hesitate to call us at 888.739.4330 for help.