Medical Recliner Lift Chairs
Medical Recliner Lift Chairs
When you think of medical lift chairs, you probably think of a not-so-attractive piece of furniture that doesn’t fit in with the décor of your home. Happily, today’s lift chairs are fashionable, come in many different fabrics and styles, and offer almost endless options and features to provide you with the chair best suited for your needs.
A lift chair is a piece of medical equipment that looks like a regular recliner, but it is built on a very strong frame, and contains a lifting system operated by a hand-held remote that tips the chair forward to assist the user in standing up.
These chairs are ideal for anyone who has trouble moving from a seated to standing position but can include heat and massage features to help with a variety of other conditions. It can be an alternative to bathtub modifications for those who need heat and massage therapy, and renting a lift chair is an option for those having a surgery where they must sleep on their back and keep an injured limb immobile for a period of time during recover.
We offer recliner lift chairs from 11 different quality companies including Med-Lift and Pride Mobility. Med-Lift lift chairs have a classic look, while Pride Mobility lift chairs have a more modern style.
Chairs are offered in a multitude of sizes including standard, ultra-petite, petite, tall, and wide as well as combinations to fit every body-type comfortably. Choosing the correct size is important so the chair can function correctly and provide the needed assistance. Also make sure you choose a model with the correct weight capacity.
Below are definitions of the most common positions offered by lift chairs:
- 2-Position (TV Recline) – Comfortable 45-degree position for many activities such as watching TV, reading, working on a laptop, or simply for relaxing
- 3-Position (Full Recline) – The ideal position for full relaxation or napping
- Infinite Position – Recline to a flat position
- Trendelenburg Position – Elevates the feet higher than the head for more comfort and relaxation, or for certain medical conditions
- Zero Gravity Position – Positions the thighs and lower legs higher than the torso, relieving the spine from the normal pull of gravity
The options on lift chairs are endless. The more deluxe models offer more standard options included in the price, but any chair will offer many choices in addition to their base rate. Determine which options are most important to you, then we can help you determine which chair meets those needs for the best price. Chairs come with different types of warranties, so take a look at what is covered and for how long.
Here are some of the options and accessories you can choose from for various lift chairs:
- Arm & Headrest Covers
- Vibrating massage and heat
- Reading light
- Headrest Pillow
- Lumbar Pillow
- Protective Seat Pads
- Options for fabric types and colors, including leather, suede and vinyl
- Battery Backup
- Storage Pockets
- Non-Skid Leg Levelers
- Removable Seat or Back
- Self-Diagnostic Electronics
- Wall Hugger Recline Feature
- Power Headrest/Lumbar Support
- Seat Options – Width, Depth, Construction
- Different reclining options
- Wireless Remote
- Footrest Extension
Shopping for a lift chair can get overwhelming due to the number of options available. Our staff can help with the process, and may ask you questions such as:
- Will you be eating and drinking in the chair? If so, leather or vinyl may be a better option for cleaning purposes
- Do you have a pet that will be sitting with you? If so, a wider chair can be ordered to accommodate both you and your pet
- Do you plan to sleep in your chair? If you’ll be sleeping in your chair, there are options that will maximize your comfort through the night
- How much time will you be spending in your lift chair? If you’ll be spending long periods of time in your chair as opposed to using it only for relaxing and watching TV, a 3-Position or infinite-position chair will provide more comfort than a 2-Position chair.
- What is your weight? Different chairs are built with different weight limits. For your safety and the longevity of your chair, make sure to choose a chair designed for your weight.
- Do you currently have a lift chair? If so, providing us with information about your current chair can help us find a suitable replacement.
- How much space do you have for your chair? This is an important question, as you want to make sure your chair fits the space you have without obstructing your living area.
- Do you need a lift chair temporarily or permanently? Some companies offer lift chair rentals for use while recovering from a surgery, or for those who have a relative visiting who requires a lift chair.
No matter what your needs, we can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed when trying to find the right lift chair. Our trained staff is available to answer questions and guide you through the process. Call us now for more information.