For people who have mobility problems, getting out of the chair in order to manage some simple tasks like answering the phone, the door, going to the toilet or bathroom and even preparing a meal might be difficult because of back pain or weakness. Lift chairs are great solutions that can help those go from sit to stand more easily and without pain of standing from a full seated position. Keystone Mobility provides lift chairs from Pride Mobility and Golden Technologies that have many features that can help central Pennsylvania residents feel more comfortable at home.
Here are some of the benefits of lift chairs:
- Lift chairs are highly beneficial to the seniors who have arthritis and other such issues which normally makes it painful or difficult to get up from a chair. Rising up from a chair will be significantly much less difficult when that chair has the ability of gently raising its’ occupant to a proper standing/upright position for a pain free and safe exit.
- Lift chairs offer the same comfort of the traditional recliners with 1 key difference; they normally come with a very strong electric motor that’s located in the chair’s base. The lift chair looks just like the traditional armchair recliner but it has a handheld control which accompanies the lift chair. The main purpose of its’ handheld remote is controlling the motor which gently lifts the chair’s occupant upwards and backwards from a seated to a standing position. Once the occupant is safely in the chair, they can use the remote to easily adjust the lift chair to a preferred comfortable angle. The lift chair can comfortably achieve all positions of best standard reclining chairs plus more.
- Some models of the lift chairs can also feature separate mechanism that allows the occupant’s foot to rest and get adjusted independently according to occupant’s preference. In short, a lift chair is a simple and a very affordable accessory which can help the elderly with mobility issues stay safe and totally comfortable as they gracefully age in their home.
Types of Lift Chairs
Different models of lift recliners are distinguished by number of possible positions their motors are designed or configured to provide. The two position chair is basically built to comfortably recline up to a 45 degree angle while a three position chair can recline to almost flat position. The infinite position lift chair can recline to complete horizontal position and it features a dual motor configuration that allows the foot to easily rest and operate independently of its’ seat back; this provides rehabilitative properties which are beneficial for soothing all the needs of the patients who have more complex requirements. Here is a great chart comparing the different types of lift chair models available.
Heat: different models of lift chairs offer heat options, however, the heat gets applied in various different areas basically depending on the model chosen.
Extra fabric: extra fabric can be selected to allow covering other items at home such as pillows and footrest.
Arm covers and head covers: most of the lift chairs come with covers but it’ll pay to ask about that particular chair you choose for purchase because all of them don’t include this option.
Removable arm rests: this option is primarily used to facilitate easy entry into the lift chair for those patients who are transferring from their wheelchair into the lift chair.
Tray tables; these tables are designed for the lift chair so as to avoid interference with the lift’s mechanism.
Mattress for sleeping: This option basically provides a comfortable removable mattress which can be utilized with the infinite position lift chairs to facilitate sleeping.
There are many different types of lift chair models and accessories available that can help meet the unique need of you or your loved one’s situation in the home environment. Keystone Mobility a great selection of lift chairs available at our Hummelstown location and our staff is very qualified to help you in selecting the most appropriate lift chair for your home and your needs. We also serve customers in the Dauphin, Lancaster, York, Harrisburg, Cumberland and surrounding areas in central Pennsylvania. Contact us today to learn more.