Buying a Lift Chair for a Loved One
Standing after sitting for awhile in front of the TV can be difficult for some people, especially elderly persons. The difficulty of standing also afflicts persons with back problems. The perfect solution for this is a lift chair. A lot of names are used to describe these kinds of chairs, some may call it lift recliners or chair lifts but it is commonly known as lift chair. A powered lifting mechanism which pushes the entire chair up from its base sets the lift chair apart from ordinary recliners. This feature allows the user to move to a standing position effortlessly.
The elderly, infirm or handicapped people can get increased independence from several equipments. The lift chair is a must have to better address a handicapped persons need for comfort, it is similar to the ordinary upholstered recliners in appearance, but the lift chairs have a lot more to offer. A recline and lift mechanism containing one, or in some cases two motors enables the lift chair to move the chair up and down. This same mechanism also permits the chair to be reclined back and raise the foot rest for added comfort. There are buttons to control the lift chair, one is to adjust its position if you want to recline or to move the chair to assist you in standing up.
When the chair rises to a standing position it is easier for you to stand and walk out of the chair. It is a great benefit for people who find it difficult to stand outright due to a bad back or for caregivers to transport their patients from the chair to the wheelchair. Lift chairs provide an enjoyable TV viewing time as the chair reclines to a comfortable position that the user desires, now if you need more popcorn, standing up will be a breeze. There are three classifications of lift chairs depending on the positions it is capable of. The 2-position lift chair –as it name implies has two positions, Straight and TV recline. With the TV recline position the chair is slightly leaned back for comfortable TV viewing, relaxing or reading. The 3-position lift chair, likewise has three different recline positions, which are Straight, TV recline, and Full recline positions. Aside from the TV recline the full recline feature of the 3-position lift chair provides more choice for the user. The Infinite position lift chair offers an unlimited variety of recline position. This kind of lift chair have independently operated back and leg movements which varies from straight up to a full flat recline or sleep recline.
Although called 2 or 3 position these lift chairs are not limited to two or three positions. For example the 2-position has numerous position from straight up to TV recline depending on the adjustment, as well as for the 3-position lift chairs: from straight up to full recline you can choose numerous positions. Choosing the right kind of lift chair to accommodate the correct weight of the person is imperative. Height also plays an important role in buying the right lift chair. Some lift chairs are not suitable for taller persons due to frame limits. A lift chair can be a great gift for your elderly member, nothing can be more thoughtful than a comfortable mechanism to help him out with his day to day activities around the house.