Making sure the lift chair fits the person is extremely important. If their feet do not meet the floor when sitting in the chair, the lift function will not operate safely.
The seat must be wide enough to support you comfortably & the top of the headrest a couple inches above where your head meets the cushion.
Weight capacity is also important for heavier occupants that need extra reinforcement to guarantee their safety.
If you are recovering from a recent surgery or serious injury, you might want a lift chair that you can sleep in. A couple options are available if the chair user wants to sleep in it at night:
A lay-flat chair reclines to a horizontal sleeping position, and is sometimes available with an innerspring coil cushion for additional support.
A bed chair comes to a full sleeping position like a lay-flat, but can be customized by removing the back and chaise cushion and adding an optional mattress to the chair.
When confined to a chair for long periods of time, it can be difficult to get comfortable. This is especially a problem for those suffering from conditions in which they experience chronic pain.
Ask your doctor or chiropractor if elevating your legs or easing spinal tension with a zero-gravity recliner are effective pain management methods for you.
Chairs with zero-gravity recline, for example, have been shown to be effective in some cases of chronic lower back pain.
3 Things to Consider When Choosing
a Lift Chair
A power lift chair gently raises you from a sitting to standing position, which makes more than just a comfortable chair, but an indispensable asset for getting around each day without assistance.
Anyone with difficulty getting in and out of a chair stands to gain from a lift chair. This benefit is amplified for those with hip or knee troubles as lift chairs can reduce the strain needed to get out of a chair, especially with recliners.