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Oct
30
2023

Enhancing Seniors' Comfort and Safety: The Vital Role of Senior Living Furniture

As senior living communities continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of their residents, one often overlooked aspect of this transformation is the furniture within these facilities. The furniture in senior living spaces plays a crucial role in the comfort, safety, and overall quality of life for older adults. Outdated furniture can pose significant health and safety risks to fragile senior residents, which can have a negative impact on the community’s reputation and overall safety record.

With over 70 years in the commercial furniture industry, Falcon is a frontrunner in the manufacturing of senior living furniture. It is important to use commercial-grade products which will have a much longer life cycle and are rated for this specific environment. Senior living communities must prioritize the safety and well-being of their residents, and updating outdated furniture is a crucial part of that responsibility. Outdated furniture and furniture not designed for this specific population can pose significant health and safety risks, including falls, splinters, bruises and more significant bodily harm. 


While mending and repairing outdated furniture may seem to be a cost-effective approach, repeated repairs often yield less than optimal results, costing more in the long run. It's about more than aesthetics; it's about ensuring that the furniture is sturdy, reliable, and safe for high-traffic daily use. High-quality craftsmanship and durable materials can help ensure longevity in the face of instant use. Over time, furniture can accumulate dust, allergens, and even pathogens. Newer furniture often incorporates materials and finishes that are easier to clean and disinfect, crucial in maintaining a hygienic environment in senior living communities. By investing in new furniture, rather than patching older products, senior living communities can prevent accidents and injuries resulting from using outdated furniture. This will enhance the safety of residents as well as safeguard the reputation of the community. 


Falcon offers high-quality, durable dining chairs that can withstand high-traffic areas, ensuring that senior living communities do not need to constantly replace or repair furniture. Falcon Tufgrain chairs are an ideal option for the senior living community. Tufgrain combines the rich beauty of wood grain with the durability of aluminum chairs. They are lightweight, sturdy, and easy to clean. Many of the Tufgrain chairs are stackable, making rearranging the dining space for activities or special gatherings quick and easy.


Replacing outdated tables is another important consideration for senior living communities.  Wobbly tables and sharp or jagged edges should be replaced with easy-to-clean table tops and sturdy, durable table bases. Many Falcon tables can be customized for wheelchair accessibility and ADA compliance. Upgrading with modern options such as adjustable height and built-in power for charging devices is a feature seniors and their visitors will appreciate. 


When considering replacing out-of-date senior living furniture, booths are an excellent option. Booths create a warm, inviting atmosphere with acoustic benefits for hearing-impaired residents. They divide space while creating a comfortable spot to enjoy relaxing family visits and small social gatherings. Booths offer a sturdy seat base and typically have padded seats and backrests, making them an ideal place to relax for longer stays. 


Updating outdated senior living furniture with modern options such as those from Falcon is crucial for the safety, comfort, and reputation of senior living communities. Falcon provides excellent options for those looking to prioritize the well-being of their community and demonstrate to elevate their brand to attract and retain valued residents.

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