Parkinson’s aids: Better mobility at home with a VELA chair

Let a VELA chair be your mobility aid at home

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Are you searching for assistive technology or devices to make everyday life easier? If so, this mobility equipment is for you. Once placed in the home, a specialized chair from VELA can ease many of the daily challenges associated with a diagnosis like Parkinson’s.

VELA spent decades creating ergonomic, fully functional chairs for those with Parkinson’s disease and other disabilities – empowering them to lead more active and fulfilling lives..

Why not utilise a VELA chair indoor mobility rollator in your home? The VELA chair offers numerous benefits to support you to maintain your independence and remain mobile.

And if you like what you read, come and visit us at The Mobility Hub in Wairau Valley to trial a VELA chair indoor mobility rollator today!

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What can a VELA chair do Parkinson’s Aid for Daily Routines around the Home

Millions of people are living with Parkinson’s disease, a brain disorder that causes unintended or uncontrollable movements like shaking and stiffness, as well as balance and coordination issues.

For those diagnosed with the disease, symptoms begin gradually and worsen over time. At some point, most Parkinson’s patients cannot perform activities of daily living without caregiver assistance.

Thankfully, many assistive tools for Parkinson’s disease are available, making it somewhat easier for those living with the disease to manage their symptoms. At VELA, we believe our multi-functional chair could be the best chair for Parkinson’s patients.

What can a VELA chair do for you?

If your energy does not last the whole day, or you are spending a lot of effort in balancing, it may be time to consider whether you should get yourself a VELA chair. It can be a great alternative to an indoor rollator.

At VELA, we make mobility aids for people with disabilities – and our chairs are made to help and support you as much as possible in your own home.

A VELA chair can give you all the benefits of a mobility walker and more. You can be active and cook, or you can have a well-deserved break whenever you need it.

A VELA chair can help you in many ways that a walker cannot.

The benefits you get from a VELA chair vs a rollator or walker:

  • It safely helps you from A to B while sitting down.
  • It is height adjustable so that you can reach the top cupboard and the bottom drawer in the dishwasher.
  • It does not require strength or energy in the same way that your rollator does.
  • It is comfortable to sit in.
  • The chair has brakes so you can feel completely safe.

A VELA chair indoor mobility rollator is a great aid that can make your home life more accessible and less strenuous. The chair should not necessarily be seen as a replacement for a mobility walker.

But it can help you do more things you love.

An All-in-One Speciality Chair for Parkinson’s Patients

With a VELA Chair, you can rest easier as a Parkinson’s patient knowing it will support your daily routine by offering you these benefits:

  • Greater mobility
  • Improved stability
  • Additional security
  • Enhanced comfort and safety
  • Safer transfers

Because Parkinson’s initially presents through involuntary movements and balance issues, performing normal, everyday activities – like dressing, eating, and cooking – may become increasingly more challenging. 

You can do the same things in your VELA chair as you can with an indoor rollator. You can activate the brakes and move around safely.

VELA chairs also offer a smart electric lift function to expand your reach further up and down. You always sit safely and comfortably and with good support for your back and legs.

Parkinson’s aids: Better self-help with a VELA chair

Parkinson’s is a disability associated with challenges expressed in many different ways depending on how the disease affects and develops in the individual. Most people experience a growing number of challenges, and over time these challenges can have significant consequences for their everyday life.


Parkinson’s and self-help – you can do it

Fortunately, Parkinson’s does not have to mean only challenges and effort – Caroline is an excellent example of that. Even when you turn 80, you can still challenge yourself and make a few demands from your body when having Parkinson’s aids – such as a VELA chair.

Parkinson Disease Case Study: Caroline’s story

Caroline is a retired nurse and has lived with daily challenges for almost a decade due to Parkinson’s disease. Caroline has always been used to doing things herself, but now the illness means she is having a hard time making her food due to back pain. 
She has always enjoyed cooking, but the increasing degree of pain and inconvenience of doing things herself has taken the joy out of it. With a diagnosis like Parkinson’s, the road to self-help could be a rollator, but in Caroline’s case, a mobility chair undoubtedly made the difference.

Physical training and a VELA chair for Parkinson’s

Conversations with an occupational therapist resulted in a professional assessment of what Caroline could still do and what she could no longer do.
They developed a training schedule based on these conversations, and Caroline got her VELA chair. And the chair made a world of difference for her everyday living with Parkinson’s.

This chair has a brake, electric height adjustment and armrests. That means that I can adjust the height of the chair to suit what I am doing while I am sitting in it.

Adjust the height of your chair

One feature of a VELA chair indoor mobility rollator that an ordinary walker lacks is adjusting the seat’s height. This means that it is always easy to electrically adjust the chair’s height to suit your activity – just push the button.

Adjust the seat height to fit your body, so you sit safely and comfortably. Lower the chair and reach the lower cabinets or raise the chair so that you can put things in the refrigerator – even on the top shelf. It is easy and safe.

This feature can also help you stand up. When you press the button, the chair rises softly, and you can stand up safely and securely.

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Parkinson’s aids? The VELA chair is perfect

One of the biggest challenges for Caroline is that she cannot stand upright for long, continuous periods of time. Therefore, she has difficulty cooking, as she can only stand for a few minutes before she has to sit or lie down and take a rest.
With a VELA chair, Caroline can now save energy due to Parkinson’s aids and spend it where it gives her the most value. Now she can sit where she used to stand and focus on cooking instead of keeping her balance.
I can raise the chair, so I can have my legs under the kitchen sink and get up close to the countertop, sitting with my back straight and resting my arms every once in a while.

See how a VELA chair indoor mobility rollator can help you at home

Vela Chair Mobility Rollator and how it can help


Vela Chair Mobility Rollator and how it can help


Vela Chair Mobility Rollator and how it can help


Vela Chair Mobility Rollator and how it can help


Vela Chair Mobility Rollator and how it can help


Easy to move to and from a VELA chair

It is easy to get in and out of a VELA chair. It has a solid brake for when you move to and from the chair. You now have a stable chair that will not roll away from under you when you need to get up or sit down. Use the chair’s armrests for extra support and safety.

If getting out of bed in the morning is almost a workout itself, let the VELA chair help you: When you need to move from a bed to the VELA chair indoor mobility rollator, you can tilt the armrest to give you better access. You can also lower the seat height to lighten the transfer. You can also get to your rollator easily.

A VELA chair can help you with any mobility restrictions or limitations you might be experiencing

VELA chairs are made to provide relief and help with daily chores, whereas a rollator is primarily for support when you go from A to B. Therefore, you can use a VELA chair as an alternative to an indoor rollator at home, so you can conserve your energy and do more. The VELA chairs are also known as an office chair with brake and electric lift.

Do you want to know more about the VELA Chair Indoor Mobility Rollator?

Get in touch with Mobility Hub today and speak to the experts about which VELA chair indoor mobility rollator would suit your requirements best.

You can visit us at our Wairau Valley showroom and trial a selection of VELA Chair Indoor Mobility Rollators today.

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