Chair for balance problems in the elderly

We are getting older than ever, and that is amazing. Long life is associated with many activities, and our bodies are exposed to lots of things. As we grow older than ever before, it is common for older people to experience balance issues.

Cooking dinner together - family time thanks to a VELA chair

Chair to help with balance problems

At VELA, we make aids for people with disabilities, including balance problems, paralysis or pain. 

Our chairs allow you to sit down and do the tasks you struggle to do when standing up. We want to help you help yourself to still perform whatever duties and activities you want to, despite your poor balance.

If you have poor balance, it can help to have an aid that offers support and stability for many different activities. If you are constantly concentrating on keeping your balance, it can be challenging to do other things simultaneously. 

A VELA chair can help you by offering

A central brake

Raising/lowering function



Support and comfort

A VELA chair for balance problems in the elderly provides stability

Balance problems in the elderly can mean that it becomes difficult to get dressed, get out of bed and even get up from the sofa. You may suddenly need help with these tasks, which are a big part of your everyday life.

Our chair has a central brake that compensates you for poor balance, which means that you will always sit safely and stably. Using the electric lift, you can easily adjust the chair to an appropriate height for the task you want to perform. 

If you need help moving from your bed to a chair, the VELA chair can also help. You can fold the armrests away, and because of the brake, you can “push” yourself from the chair to the bed, or vice versa. 

An aid to help with poor balance 

All of our chairs are height adjustable, which can be very useful if you have balance issues. For example, bending down to empty the dishwasher can be associated with great uncertainty and sudden dizziness. 

With an electric lift chair, you can just press a button and adjust the seat height as you wish. For example, you can get low down, so you can sit and empty the dishwasher without bending forward. Then, when you have emptied the dishwasher, press a button, and you will return to the normal height safely and easily.

The electric lift is also a good aid when you need to get up calmly and safely. Use the central brake, raise the chair, and let your feet slide down on the floor. As you gain a foothold, the chair will support you from behind to get up safely.

Help with sit to stand

The electric lift is also a good aid when you need to get up calmly and safely. Use the central brake, raise the chair, and let your feet slide down on the floor. As you gain a foothold, the chair will support you from behind to get up safely. 

Become more mobile with a VELA chair for balance problems in the elderly

Balance problems in the elderly often mean that you stop moving around freely because you feel insecure. VELA mobility chairs with wheels, help with poor balance and allows you to “walk” or push yourself around while sitting down. 

This means that the chair helps you keep your balance while you have both hands free to cook, get dressed or any other tasks you would like to do by yourself.

Personal stories – living with balance problems

Lilly’s story

Now I enjoy cooking for several days at a time, and it makes a world of difference that I can peel the potatoes myself. A good diet is important when living with arthritis – and doing the work also builds up an appetite.
Read the full story

Check how a VELA chair can help you at home

Independence at home

Balance problems in the elderly do not have to be an obstacle

At VELA, we have years of experience making chairs for people who need help and support with daily tasks. Something as simple as a VELA chair can make a big difference in many people’s everyday lives. 

We have developed our aid to help with poor balance based on a great deal of knowledge in the field. We have different sizes and shapes of seats and backrests to ensure that the chair fits you perfectly and gives you the best possible support. 

A VELA chair offers more independence despite poor balance – and that is our primary purpose. Because independence often facilitates a better quality of life. We would very much like to contribute to that. 

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What our customers say

More than 200.000 happy customers


”My mother did all kitchen work from such a VELA chair for several years”


”My husband got such a chair from VELA – it is super!”


”I also have one and it’s just amazing – thank you VELA”


”Have had mine for 22 years. And today it was renewed with a new seat upholstery and new wheels. It’s a super chair”


”I have a VELA chair, and have had it for many years. It’s the best there is. I can do almost anything from the chair: washing the floor, ironing clothes, cooking and many other things.”


”I’m so happy for your chair”


”My son also uses VELA chairs due to CP. He has several of them”


”I’m so lucky to have one. It is indispensable.”


”I have one myself and I am very happy with it – I can not live without it.”


”My mother has benefited so much from VELA chairs.”


”An amazing chair, my wife has one and it helps her a lot in daily life”


”I have a slightly older version and it is worth its weight in gold – it makes my everyday life better.”


”I can only say that my mother who has arthritis loves her work chair from VELA”


”I have one and it really helps me in the kitchen on the days where I can not stand up and cook.”


”I am the happy owner of a VELA chair – it helps me every day”


”I have a VELA chair with electric height that allows me to get up standing by myself – I look forward every day to being able to be social”


”I also have a VELA chair and am very happy with it. When I got it several years ago, we could again get something else than fast food. It’s the model where I can adjust the seat up high. It’s worth all the money.”


”I also have a good VELA chair that can be changed in height up and down. That way I can do a lot of things”


”I love my chair and do not want to do without it at all ❤️”


”Now I can do the dishes and cook in the kitchen. It really is a wonderful chair. I absolutely love it.”


”I love my chair – with it I can do almost anything”


”I’m so lucky to have one. It is indispensable.”

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”I got a VELA chair 40 years ago, and still have it. The VELA chair is super”


”I also have such a chair and I become more and more fond of it. I wish I had one more.”


”My daughter loves her vela chair. She has one at home and one at school.”


”I’m super happy with my VELA chair. My everyday life has definitely gotten easier with this amazing chair.”


”Got my first VELA chair over 9 years ago and it is still in use to this day. Super product.”


”Our girl is the lucky owner of such a chair”

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