Lift chairs, which are also known as rise or recliner chairs, are the chairs that have a powerful lifting mechanism that pushes the entire chair up from its base ,and so assists the user to move more easily to a standing position.
It can be useful to the old and aged people or disabled. By this they can aid comfort and mobility and also promote independence.
Most of our lift chairs work well with weights up to 450 pounds (204 kg) although some can handle up to 700 pounds (318 kg).
Following are the main basic varieties that we have:
- Two positions: Have a lift position and a slight recline position: as the user reclines in a two position lift chair and their back and thighs will stay at about 90 degrees and they do not recline for sleeping.
- Three positions: This will decline to about 135 degrees, which allows most people to sleep.
- Infinite position: In this position it allows the chair to go fully flat at the back and the feet to move independently. This type can sometimes allow the Trendelenburg position whereby allowing the feet going higher than the heart.
Lift chairs can pose a hazard, principally one of entrapment so official standards have been introduced in an attempt to minimize this possibility, an example being British Standard BS8474 which is issued in 2006.
Lifting cushions are also available on the market as an alternative to the more expensive lift chair or in addition to it. These can adapt to any stable seating surface but the user has to be aware of the potential hazards that it and may be unstable if not positioned correctly or not used on an appropriate seat.
LIFT CHAIR FOR STAIR – useful facts
- If you develop mobility problem when your house or workplace has stairs which you need to use every day, then you need to look at acquiring our quality lift chair for stairs.
- They can be easily installed into any situation where the condition of the stair tread is good as the railing that the lift chair uses is attached to the stair tread. Some of it is attached to the wall of the stairs but this is not a safe option.
What are the points to be considered while making a decision to purchase a lift chair for stairs???
- The weight and height of the user is considered.
- Also if the user’s stairs are not very wide (i.e. less than 37”) then the taller person may face the difficulty with their knees reaching the other side of the stairs.
- The rail for it must go right from the top to the bottom of the stair for ensuring easy mounting and dismounting for the user.
- There are different models for straight rails as opposed to curve. Curved chair lifts for stairs can come in single and double tracks and which latter tend to be more expensive.
- If there is any obstacle on the way of lift chair when moving up and down it will stop until the observation is removed, as they have safety sensors.
If you or a family member has trouble while sitting down or standing up, then our lift chair is for you. Our chairs are extremely comfortable, can add an air of elegance to your living room, and will give you a whole new feeling of independence, support and comfort.