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Where Relaxation Meets Health and Safety: Clinical Recliners

Drive Medical Clinical Recliner

Thanks to advanced medical technology, people around the country and around the world are able to be comfortable while receiving care in hospitals, outpatient clinics and long-term care facilities.


Products like bath lifts, mobility scooters, and motorized wheelchairs are well known for their ability to make the lives of aging family members easier as they enjoy their time with family. One of the newest of those is the clinical recliner.


What is a clinical recliner?


A clinical recliner is a type of chair that can be used in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other types of care facilities. These types of chairs offer several features that can make them appealing for several different types of care situations.


Some of the best manufacturers of clinical recliners include leaders in the industry, Invacare and Drive Medical.


  • According to Invacare, “Invacare Corporation, headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Invacare employs over 4,000 associates and markets its products in 80 countries around the world.”


  • Drive Medical also prides itself on their innovation, according to its website, “the ownership recognized the opportunity to reflect the spirit of the Company and the quality of life it provides to the users of their products, and therefore, changed the name to Drive. This culture and drive led to the significant growth and the formation of a multi-national organization. The continuous growth and expansion throughout the years is supported by the best professionals in the business, state-of-the-art technology and an undying winning attitude.”


How are clinical recliners designed?


First, this type of chair is designed with patient comfort at the forefront by incorporating soft seat backs and cushions. Some of these designs even come with a built-in headrest, wide padded arm and a bowl-molded tray which allows for patients to be comfortably served food and drinks.


A clinical recliner is also able to change to a variety of positions, from fully reclining to fully upright. The recliner can be operated by a release that can be located on either side of the chair or on both sides of the chair. Sometimes, there are even gas cylinders included to allow for easy lifting.


Since these chairs are used in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and other types of care facilities, the clinical recliner was designed to allow for easy patient transport thanks to swivel casters.


Lastly, these chairs come in a variety of color options to make sure that they not only are practical and comfortable, but also look stylish in any home setting.


When are clinical recliners used?


Clinical recliners can be used in a variety of situations where treatment needs to be administered to a patient while also maintaining the comfort of the patient. Here are just some of the cases where a clinical recliner could be used:


  • Blood collection
  • Cardiac care
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency room
  • Extended care
  • Maternity use
  • Oncology
  • Outpatient clinic
  • Respiratory use
  • Same day surgery


Where are clinical recliners purchased?


Clinical Recliners can be purchased from a variety of different vendors including places like Amazon. While there are plenty of options, many customers find success purchasing their clinical recliners from a reputable company like AvaCare.


AvaCare prides itself on having helped 250,000 customers find the medical supplies and equipment they needed and who, along the way, made life easier – and more affordable – for their loved ones. And thanks to technological advances in the medical industry such as clinical recliners, older adults can receive the care they need to stay comfortable.