Whether you're looking for increased mobility support at home or considering adding a new piece to your furniture collection, lift chairs might be right for you. Many people have preconceived notions about lift chairs, and while the lift chairs of the past might have been bulky or unstylish, we've entered a "golden age" of mobility innovations. Today's power lift chairs are more aesthetically pleasing, compact and powerful than ever before. In a guide, Pride Mobility Products Corporation (Pride Mobility) explains what a lift chair is, who might need one and the benefits of one for the home. Pride Mobility also goes into product recommendations for buying lift chairs so customers can make the right choice for them.
Pride Mobility is a leading manufacturer of mobility products, including power lift chairs that enhance everyday life, prioritize comfort and integrate today's most innovative mobility technologies.
A power lift chair is similar to a recliner or an upholstered rocking chair. However, lift chairs perform two crucial functions: they help people stand up from a sitting position and vice versa. A typical lift chair might feature: a motorized mechanism (more on this below), rocking functions and cupholders. It might feature also reclining functions, like adjustable footrests, headrests, armrests and backrests and dditional luxury features, like a heated seat, massage functions, USB chargers and seat pockets.
But the power life chair's most important feature is the motorized lift. The motorized lift raises the seat of the chair up and angles the whole chair forward, providing additional support as the user moves to a standing position. They can also operate in reverse: while standing, a person can lean on the recliner as it slowly moves down into a sitting position.
A power lift chair can be a game-changer for people with mobility challenges, giving them additional safety and freedom while relaxing at home. While anyone can use one, lift chairs are primarily designed for people with mobility challenges. You can use a power lift chair to stand from a seated position, or sit from a standing position, recline into a comfortable position while reading or watching TV, sleep comfortably, easily transition from the chair to another mobility device, like a walker or a mobility scooter and manual or power wheelchair.
So, if you or a loved one live alone, a lift chair can provide additional freedom and safety. For instance, if you sit down in your chair and realize that you left your water cup or reading glasses in another room, a power lift chair makes it easy to safely and comfortably stand back up. Lift chairs are also excellent tools for people who are recovering from major surgeries, healing from major injuries or living with chronic pain.
Some benefits of a power lift chair include:
Enhanced mobility functions – While a traditional recliner might offer the comfort you're looking for, it won't make it easier to stand up or sit down. This is where lift chairs shine: they provide powerful, stable support for people with mobility challenges.
Increased comfort – If you're considering replacing a standard, straight-back upholstered chair with a power lift chair, you simply won't believe how comfortable the latter can be. While each chair has its own slate of reclining functions, some chairs can lay completely flat or even stimulate the feeling of floating.
Luxury functionality – Instead of purchasing a separate heating pad, massage chair or side table, you could choose a lift chair that offers a heated seat, massage functions and storage options (like seat pockets or armrest storage). Some models even offer USB charging ports for added convenience.
Ease of transition to another mobility device – If you or a loved one have trouble transitioning from the couch to a walker or wheelchair, a power lift chair could help ease the transition, reducing the pressure on your knees, hips and arms as you move to a separate device.
Among the nearly countless options on the market, some power lift chairs stand out from the competition with superior functionality, comfort and features:
VivaLift! Ultra – Its combination of superior lift and tilt functions and luxury features (like heated cushions, gentle massage functions and infinite-position reclining) make it the perfect addition to any living space.
VivaLift! Radiance – Featuring three heating pads (in the lumbar, shoulder and seat cushions), this power lift chair is one of the most comfortable on the market today. Hidden storage and cupholders, a USB charger and a wired ergonomic remote provide additional touches of luxury.
LC105 – The LC105 lift chair combines sleek functionality with superior comfort. Offering three-position reclining, tilt and lift functionality and stylish fabrics, the LC105 is an excellent choice for users seeking simplicity.
Despite what you may have heard, power lift chairs are truly for everyone. People with mobility challenges, temporary injuries and chronic pain (and people who use other mobility devices like wheelchairs or scooters) can all benefit from the functions and comfort a lift chair can provide. Pride Mobility is proud to offer a collection of power lift chairs that enhance everyday life, prioritize comfort and integrate today's most innovative mobility technologies. Plus, the chairs are stylish: the space-efficient designs and attractive fabrics complement any suite of existing furniture.
REHACARE.de; Source: Pride Mobility Products Corporation