A chair for stroke patients can ease everyday challenges

A stroke occurs due to a bleeding or blood clot in the brain. A widespread complication is a varying degree of disability.

Adult in VELA-chair making dinner

Living with stroke: Different disabilities mean different chairs

If you suffer a stroke, you may need stroke aids that can support and compensate for the functional abilities you have lost. 

At VELA, we produce chairs that help people living with stroke cope with common challenges in everyday life. The same challenges that a stroke can cause. 

Our starting point is to focus on your needs to get you an aid that supports you according to your specific requirements.

A stroke can cause a wide variety of injuries depending on where in the brain it occurs, so naturally, there is not just one type of chair. For example, you may have problems with paralysis, fatigue, your sense of touch, sight, hearing and much more. 

Therefore, you need a stroke aid that will help you. VELA chairs help you with:

Increased mobility

Lifting and moving

Pain relief

Improved balance

Security and comfort

An aid that gives you stability and the opportunity to move around the home will improve your quality of life and independence. We cannot eliminate the disability, but we strive to make aids that allow you to do more things yourself.

Stroke assisted living – stroke aids can provide increased mobility

If you have had a stroke, a stroke aid can make everyday life much easier. VELA mobility chairs can increase your mobility because it has four smooth-running wheels that allow you to “walk” or push the chair around while sitting down – even if one leg is not very helpful in the process. 

You get plenty of room for your feet because the chair is designed for you to “walk” around with it. If your stroke has caused balance issues or a reduced function in your legs, this solution is ideal for you.

Blood clot aids: Transfers become more manageable

A blood clot can cause hemiplegic paralysis, making it impossible to stand or walk independently. It is often possible to train your body to stand and walk again, but your balance will not necessarily reach the same level. 

The VELA chair’s brake gives you a stable foundation for a safe transfer, so you do not fall when you move to and from the chair. 

If you need to move between your VELA chair and a bed, you can activate the brakes on the chair, fold the armrest away and thus move more easily. A sliding board can facilitate the process even more.

Get tailor-made aids for stroke 

There are many options for “tailoring” your chair for stroke patients to support you in the issues you have in everyday life. 

Different types of backrests and seats can ensure that you can maintain a good and stable sitting position. If you need support for your head in case of fatigue, a headrest can also be a good idea.

Read more about hemiplegia here

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Independence at home

Personal stories – living with stroke

Selv-reliance despite stroke-related disability - walk the VELA chair while sitting down

Charlotte’s story

It’s easy to walk the chair between the kitchen and the dining table, and my VELA chair doesn’t take up as much space as the wheelchair.
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Managing the daily life despite hemiplegia - VELA chairs

Disability in the legs

Strokes can also cause impaired function in one leg or one foot. It is possible to get a foot or leg support that supports the injured side. Rest the injured foot on the foot support, so you can ensure it does not get in the way.

Disability in the arm

If you have a disability in your arm or hand, it is possible to place all of the chair’s adjustment handles on the “healthy” side, so you can easily use them. For example, use them to raise or lower the chair or to apply the brakes. 

The right stroke aid supports you to retain as much of your physical function as possible – improving your everyday life and independence.

Greater autonomy

Our stroke aid can make your days easier and give you a greater degree of independence – and with independence often comes a quality of life.

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This content is based on over 50 years of development and expertise in VELA Chairs, with a global reach reflected in the sale of over 500,000 chairs worldwide. This page is a collaborative effort with the author.