While you may not know exactly what a lift chair is or how you can benefit from one, chances are you have probably seen one before. That’s because a lift chair looks no different from a standard reclining chair – it just has better features!
It can be used in an upright or reclined position with just the push of a button. The difference between a standard recliner and a lift chair is that it contains a powerful lifting system that can be triggered to tilt the base and back of the chair forward, assisting the user in returning to a standing position.
ADAPT’s Operations Manager, Peter, gives a short introduction to lift chairs in the video below.
Of course, lift chairs are perfect for individuals with bad knees but there is more! Here are 6 reasons you might want to get one.
1. Reduces Injury and Falls
Lift chairs are ideal for individuals who have mobility issues or challenges with standing up from a sitting position. With just a push of a button, you can gently get yourself up from a chair with very little pressure on the knees.
For persons who need care, it helps to promote a level of independence. These chairs have shown to reduce the risk of falls and injuries that may occur if someone is unstable on their feet.
2. Great Therapeutic Features
With optional heat and massage features, a lift chair provides therapeutic benefits to those with stiff and sore joints, back pain, arthritis, and a variety of other conditions.
They provide an excellent, affordable alternative to expensive furniture modifications for those who require heat and massage therapy.
3. Remote-Operated Ease-of-Use
Unlike most standard reclining chairs which need the pulling of a lever or the push of a button to jerk the desired position into place, the lift chair has a softer and more comfortable touch. The whole mechanism of the chair is controlled via a handheld remote control that gently adjusts the chair to the desired positions.Speak to a Lift Chair Specialist
4. Provides Comfort During Pregnancy
With the plethora of discomforts that pregnant women may go through during pregnancy, finding a comfortable position to sit in can be one of the toughest. A lift chair does that and more.
For many pregnant women who suffer from joint pain, stiff sensation, and aches in hips, elbows, knees, a lift chair can provide much-needed comfort while sitting and standing up.
5. Ideal for People with Lymphedema
On a forum on inspire.com, a person living with lymphedema asked, “I have very heavy legs. Does anyone know who makes a recliner that will lift my legs?” A lot of people living with lymphedema deal with particularly heavy legs and elevating it while sitting is one of the best ways to control swelling and alleviate discomfort.
A lift chair is perfect for elevating legs gently without discomfort and is a must for those living with lymphedema.
6. They Might be Covered by Your Private Insurance Plan
Lift Chairs are officially classified as medical devices. Unlike recliners from furniture stores, lift chairs may be eligible for reimbursement through your private insurance plan or other programs that we may be able to get you access to!
Our showroom is equipped with different styles of lift chair recliners to suit your needs. Our Medical Equipment Specialists will work with you or your loved one to select a lift chair that suits your needs!