Power Lift Chairs… Are they for me? How do they work?

Power Lift Chairs... Are they for me? How do they work?

How do power lift chairs work?

Power lift chairs resemble a typical recliner but are a piece of medical equipment made to assist people with mobility challenges.

A lift chair differs from a standard recliner in that it has a lifting system that tilts the base and back of the chair forward to help the user stand up again with just the push of a button on a remote.  It also reclines and can be programmed with the user’s favorite positions.

Power lift chairs enable you to continue to be independent

It can become more challenging or nearly impossible as you age to stand up by yourself from a seated position. A power lift chair is made to assist you in rising independently from a seated or even a reclined position.

Preserving one’s independence lowers the risk of developing chronic illnesses as well as anxiety and depressive disorders.

Power lift chairs can reduce bed sores

Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers, are wounds to the skin and underlying tissue brought on by sustained pressure. The skin covering bony parts of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips, and tailbone, is where bedsores most frequently appear.

People who have difficulty moving or who spend most of their time in a bed or a chair are most at risk for developing bedsores.

Moving around is one of the simplest ways to avoid pressure sores. Mobility limitations make this a difficult task. With a lift chair, you can switch positions during the day or use the lift position to stand up from the seat and move about which will help your blood circulate more freely.

Power lift chairs can be safer for caregivers and family members

Lift chairs can offer convenience and safety. Caregivers run the risk of injuring themselves when attempting to assist an individual in standing.

A power lift chair is far more helpful than a conventional reclining chair for those attempting to assist someone in standing up.  The push of a button on a remote is safer than attempting to maneuver a manual lever on the side of a recliner.

Power lift chairs are user-friendly

An easy-to-use remote is included with power lift chairs. Compared to buttons or switches on the side of the chair, this makes the chair simple to operate.

Decrease edema with a power lift chair

Long periods of sitting or remaining in one position could cause edema/fluid retention. This frequently causes the legs to enlarge, making it challenging to move around. The position of your legs can easily be adjusted in a power lift chair to reduce this retention.

Power lift chairs have therapeutic advantages for the joints and back

Your muscles and joints become stiffer as you age, and discomfort may develop. Lift chairs have unique features that help people with painful joints, back discomfort, and arthritis by providing lumbar support, as well as optional heat/massage.

With a lift chair, you can switch positions during the day or use the lift mechanism to stand up from the seat and start moving about.  This will help blood circulate more freely.

Power lift chairs can make life easier for both you and your loved ones to assist in maintaining independence at home.

The staff at Triton Medical Retail have both the experience and knowledge to assist the unique needs of our customers. Visit our showroom for affordable, durable, and reliable power lift chairs as well as excellent customer service.