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Lift chairs are large, comfortable chairs that are designed to provide additional head, neck, and back support for users. Also known as lift recliners, these chairs can be switched from upright to reclined positions with the push of a button. Thanks to their powerful lifting systems, lift chairs allow you to tilt the base and back of the chair forward, making it easier for the user to return to a standing position. Unlike traditional recliners, the user operates the lift chair by pushing buttons on a remote rather than manually engaging a lever or switch.
Scootaround offers a great selection of lift chair recliners from leading brands like Pride Mobility and Golden Technologies. Call our specialists at 1-844-664-7467 or email [email protected]. We will be happy to fit you with the perfect medical lift chair for your needs!
Lift recliners are commonly used by elderly people and individuals who are suffering from joint pain. They can also be an important investment for people who are recovering from heart attacks, leg/ankle surgeries, or other injuries. Lift chairs are available in several different models and can be adjusted into a variety of positions, including lounging, reclined, sleeping, and Trendelenburg.
Three-position lift chairs offer more sitting positions and a deeper maximum recline than two-position models. However, like two-way chairs, three-position chairs do not have full reclining capabilities, with the deepest position being a “recline” or “napping” position.
Three-position lift chairs are one of the most popular recliner styles thanks to their plentiful features, wide range of designs, and comparatively modest price tag.
If you’re looking for a chair that can recline 180 degrees or more, an infinite-position lift chair may be right for you. Most infinite-position lift chairs have dual motors that let the user adjust the leg rest and seatback independently. These power recliners are significantly more versatile than their two and three-position counterparts, allowing users to fully recline for sleeping or resting.
Infinite-position lift chair recliners are also an excellent option for people with circulation problems, as the chair’s deepest recline position (known as the “Trendelenburg Position”) allows the user to lie with their feet elevated above their heart.
Zero gravity lift chairs are able to achieve an even greater number of reclining positions than infinite-position chairs, including the unique “zero gravity position.” Similar to the Trendelenburg Position, zero gravity allows the user to lie flat and positions the lower legs higher than the torso. This helps relieve back pain by reducing tension on the spine and vertebrae, and also improves circulation by allowing the feet to rise to the same level as the heart.
Zero gravity lift recliners are available in a variety of colors and are generally more expensive than chairs with fewer reclining positions.
Heavy duty recliners are similar in design to standard lift chairs but can support higher weight capacities of 500 lbs or more. In order to handle this additional weight, heavy duty recliners will usually have a wider seat and a larger overall size than regular lift chairs. They use powerful electric motors to recline and tilt, providing the same reliable operation that you would expect from a smaller lift recliner.
Heavy duty recliners also provide a more comfortable and spacious fit for taller users.
There are a few key features to take into consideration when shopping for a medical lift chair.
Comfort: seat width, depth, and fabric will all affect the comfort of the lift chair.
Size: the height, width, and recline angle of the lift chair will determine how far you need to place the chair away from the wall. Review the product specifications for further details.
Weight Capacity: lift recliners can handle anywhere from 300 to 500 lbs or more depending on the model.
Yes, lift chairs are classified as durable medical equipment (DME), the same as mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs. They can be partially covered by Medicare Part B or Part C if your doctor determines that the chair is a medical necessity.
Scootaround has lift chairs for sale online at scootaround.com/shop. You can also purchase lift recliners over the phone by calling our sales team toll-free at 1-844-664-7467.
A typical lift chair from Scootaround will cost approximately $1150, but prices can range anywhere from $600 to $1700 depending on the make and model. In general, heavy duty, infinite-position, and zero gravity recliners will be more expensive than three-position models.
Lift chairs can weigh as little as 96 lbs and as much as 161 lbs depending on the size of the chair. An average lift recliner will weigh approximately 150 lbs.