Medical Lift Chairs
Do you love to relax in your favorite recliner at the end of the day but have difficulty getting back on your feet again? Medical lift chairs solve the challenge of getting back up from a comfortable chair.
These innovative powered chairs offer various recline settings and comfortable support. When it's time to get up, these chairs gently tilt forward, helping you back to your feet again.
Medical lift chairs are built on a mechanical frame that allows the chair to raise up while simultaneously tilting forward. These chairs also serve as recliners, offering various positions to keep you comfortable and to help you relax.
Most modern lift chairs are electrically powered and operated by a hand-held remote. These lift chair recliners are significantly safer than older spring-loaded chairs that could not be stopped during operation and would sometimes throw users out of the chair. Therefore, we always recommend electrically powered lift recliner chairs for a safer, smoother, controllable lift.
Medical Lift Chairs Benefits at a Glance
As we age, we become more prone to arthritis and other medical conditions, making it difficult to perform one simple, everyday activity: getting up and down from a sitting position. That’s where medical lift chairs come in. These chairs provide many advantages, including:
- Improved stability when getting up and down from a chair
- Reduced risk of injury
- Greater independence
- Leg elevation, which can reduce swelling
- Easy transfer to wheelchairs
- Reduced pain
- Increased comfort
Things to Consider When Choosing a Lift Chair Recliner
As you shop for a lift recliner chair, you’ll discover chairs that offer many different features and styles. For example, you’ll find that different models offer different recline settings. Some chairs offer two positions, others offer three positions, and some even feature infinite position options.
Choosing the right lift chair recliner for you will depend on your preferences and needs. Here are things to consider when choosing a lift chair.
How Many Positions Do You Need?
The number of positions you’ll need in a medical lift chair is unique to you and your situation. For example, if you’re more comfortable sleeping in an upright position, you may not need as many position options. However, if you frequently rest in different positions, you’d like the ability to lean back, or you need to transfer from your chair to a bed or a wheelchair, you’ll want a chair with more flexibility.
Each lift recliner chair model has an approved weight capacity, and it’s important to stay within the approved weight limit. Choosing a chair with the appropriate weight capacity will extend the life of your chair and improve your comfort.
The Overall Fit
Lift recliner chairs feature a wide selection of sizes for you to consider. You’ll want to choose a chair that will be comfortable and help you avoid awkward positions, like slouching to one side or hanging feet. Therefore, before purchasing a medical lift chair, we strongly recommend you review the model’s floor height, seat depth, and seat width.
Additionally, make sure that the chair will comfortably fit into your home. Check the chair’s dimensions to ensure that you have a space to accommodate the chair, but remember that as the chair reclines, it will require additional room in front of and behind where it is positioned.
Exploring Lift Recliner Chair Options
Whether you’re replacing your old medical lift chair, opting for a newer model, or purchasing a lift chair recliner for the first time, here’s a look at some of your options.
Zero Gravity: Zero gravity lift chair recliners deliver versatility with countless unique position options that help relieve stress on your body. These recliners are available in many different styles and designs, with some chairs providing more options to remove or change padding for customized fits.
Infinite Position: Infinite position lift chairs are a step up from 2 and 3 position recliners. These chairs feature two motors instead of one, so you can control your recline and footrest position independently.
3 Position: 3 position medical lift chairs provide an excellent way to relax after a long day. Generally, these chairs offer semi-recline, full-recline, and upright position options to improve your comfort.
2 Position: 2 position lift chairs provide a comfortable reclining option with gentle support when it’s time to get back on your feet. Like most recliners, leg rests elevate as you recline back for additional leg support.
Heavy Duty: Heavy duty lift chairs feature enhanced weight capacity and sizing options. These chairs are highly durable, built to last, and have a weight capacity ranging from 375 to 700 pounds.
Geri Chairs: Geri chairs are designed to improve mobility while providing support and comfort. These chairs are commonly roomier, can be reclined, and feature wheeled bases to help you get around.
Why Choose Med Mart
Medical lift chairs should suit the needs of the individual, not the other way around. That’s why we provide recommendations and assistance in finding the right recliner. Furthermore, our commitment to you doesn’t end after your purchase. By choosing Med Mart, you’ll be choosing lifetime tech support with every purchase.
Contact us today for recommendations, or browse through our vast selection of lift recliner chairs to find the chair that’s right for you.