Benefits of a Lift Chair
If you fall into one of the categories above, what will a lift chair purchase do for you? There are many benefits to owning one of these specialized seats.
The functions of a lift chair help people regain their independence. We sit and stand up every day more than we realize. It isn’t until we can no longer do this on our own that we realize how basic and regular of an action this is. Constantly having to depend on someone for help getting in and out of a chair can feel inconvenient and degrading. Lift chairs allow people to do it all on their own.
They also help to improve posture. Since these lift chairs also function as electric recliners, they have remotes that let you change the position. Many chairs have wide ranges of motion, allowing you to pick the position that works best for you. They move slowly and smoothly, so they won’t disrupt or agitate any injured or sore part of your body.
Elderly users can expect less fatigue for a couple of reasons. For one, they don’t have to use as much effort getting up and sitting down. That can take a lot of effort that can quickly wear you down. Additionally, it’s been proven that these types of chairs cause less shoulder fatigue because users do not have to push back to recline like they would in a manual recliner.
The elevation settings you can use on your leg rest help to improve fluid reduction. This is good for circulation and can lessen swelling and pain in the legs.
Finally, it has been proven through various studies that lift chairs can increase muscle tone. They can also reduce skeletal joint degeneration.
How Can I Choose the Right Style?
It is very important to nail down all the above details to figure out which chair is best for you medically or physically, but everyone wants furniture that looks nice too! Experts can certainly help you out with this, but it is always a good idea to prepare yourself ahead of time. Consider a few things before purchasing your chair.
When deciding on what material you want your chair to be, ask yourself how often you will be eating or drinking in the chair. If you plan on doing so often, you should look into vinyl or leather upholstery. They are easier to clean and won’t stain as quickly.
Lots of people have pets, and lots of those pets like to cuddle up next to their owners while they relax or watch TV. Do you have a cuddly pet? If so, you should consider getting a wider chair so that they can fit with you.
Think about how much time you plan on spending in your chair. Is it just for relaxation, or do you plan on sleeping in it? If you intend on spending long periods of time in the chair or even sleeping in it, you should invest in an infinite-position chair as opposed to a two or three-position chair. The infinite-position chairs are much more capable of facilitating healthy and comfortable sleeping positions.
Believe it or not, some companies will offer lift chair rentals. This is a great idea for someone who only needs this chair because of a temporary situation, like surgery recovery or a short-term stay with relatives. It can be less expensive and will serve its purpose as long as you need it. When you are recovered or have moved on to a different situation, you take the chair back. You can also rent chairs to decide if they’re the right fit for you before deciding to make a purchase.