By Anna Hazard
Tis the season for holiday sales and so it's the best time to find a deal if you've been considering a medical lift chair for you or your loved ones.
Medical lift chairs (also known as lift chair recliners, power chairs, or riser recliners) can help those with mobility problems -- or whose legs simply need that added extra "oomph" -- to stand up or sit down by changing the positioning of the chair itself from vertical to sitting (or reclining if you choose that style).
These types of chairs can be broken down into five main categories (from most economical to priciest) as seat lifts, 2 position, 3 position, infinite position, and zero gravity.
The most economical alternative for a full lift chair, besides the vertical standing position, these types of chairs are also capable of a normal sitting position as well as a partly reclined (around 45 degrees for watching TV or reading) position. The foot/ottoman of the chair will automatically rise as the back begins reclining.
A medium price alternative, besides the vertical standing position, these types of chairs can recline nearly fully back (similar to a la-z-boy). While the foot/ottoman of the chair will automatically rise as the back reclines, the chair's position can be stopped anywhere in-between full recline and sitting up.
A higher priced alternative, besides the vertical standing position, these types of chairs can move to any angle of position from vertical/standing, to sitting, to fully horizontal/sleeping. The chair's back and foot/ottoman can be operated separately
The most expensive option, these chairs will levitate around the room to-- no, sorry, no magical flying chairs here. These chairs offer all the benefits of the infinite position chair (capability to stay in any angle between vertical, full sitting, and fully horizontal with the chair back & foot/ottoman being separately operable) it can also assume the zero gravity position used by astronauts in NASA that supposedly takes stress off the body, particularly the spine, and evenly distributes the sitter's weight.
Lift chairs can be widely found from local stores such as Walmart/Sam's Club, Walgreens, Sears, Valu-city as well as ordered from places that places that specialize in lift chairs such as Pride Mobility and Spin Life.
Also keep in mind that when using suppliers that meet Medicare's guidelines, while the chair's entire expense will not be covered, you may be eligible for up to $300 in reimbursement if your doctor signs a Certificate of Medical Necessity
11/14/2017 09:37:35 am
These chairs have many benefits as these chairs can mold in any position. It has capability to stay in any angle from 0 to 360. You can use it as a bed also by folding the nut from the sides and can relax on it..
12/18/2020 06:02:13 pm
I like how you mentioned that medical lift chairs help anyone with mobility or strength issues to stand up or sit down on a chair with ease. My parents want to buy our grandpa a lift chair for Christmas this year. I will be sure to pass along all of your tips to them so they can find the best possible chair lift company.
10/26/2021 07:48:18 pm
I like your lift chair tips. My chair broke. I need a new one.
12/31/2021 07:12:14 am
I like this. Thank for all the home care who are helping us to about medical lift chairs and also thank you for helping the seniors for their medication reminders.
2/9/2022 06:36:21 am
Thank you for letting me know that a lift chair can assist people who have difficulty standing. I first learned about this term in a couple of medical movies that I watched recently, and it got me curious. Getting one of these can definitely help the injured to stand up with confidence again.
2/10/2022 10:50:50 pm
I liked it when you said that people with mobility issues can be assisted by medical lift chairs. My husband and I want to ensure a comfortable environment for our senior parents who are living with us. With this, we will look for chair lifts on Friday that can provide comfort and convenience for them when watching TV.
5/4/2022 12:41:38 am
Thank you for sharing
3/24/2023 01:50:41 pm
I appreciated you pointing out that lift chairs are made for those with mobility problems. My friend told me that his mobility scooter needs repair. I should advise him to look for an expert in mobility scooter repair to ensure reliable work.
5/2/2023 06:45:52 am
Thank you for sharing this beginner's guide to medical lift chairs. It's great to learn about the different types of chairs available and their features, such as the seat lifts and three position chairs. I appreciate the explanation of each type and their price points, as it helps me understand what options are available at different price ranges. This guide will be helpful for anyone looking to purchase a lift chair for themselves or a loved one.
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