|Chair lifts raise and lower under power to
assist in standing up or sitting down. They
generally move in an arc that mimics the
motion of your body when changing from a
standing to seated position and can do wonders
to take the stress off of legs, knees, and
backs when getting in and out of chairs.
What should you look for when buying a chair
- Size and capacity - People come in different
sizes and so do chair lifts so that you can
get that "just right" fit. Check
that the width and rated weight of the chair
will accommodate your size.
- Comfort - Lift chairs are, after all, chairs.
Find one with the padding, arms, and width
that will allow you to sit in it and enjoy
it. Look at the number of reclining positions
so that you can get the position that is
right for you.
- Battery backup - Lift chars are electrically
powered. In the event of a power failure,
a battery backup for its motor will allow
you to continue to use it.
- Style - Lift chairs are piece of furniture
no less important than any other in your
home. Pick casual or formal, chair or recliner,
fabric or leather, and the color that matches
your decor or makes the fashion statement
that suites you.
- Extras - Many lift chairs offer a full range
of extra features like heat, massage, adjustable
support for head and lumbar, and footrests