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3 Questions to Ask When Buying a Lift Chair

Posted on: January 11th, 2018 by Bellin Health Home Care Equipment Blogger

Is it getting harder to help mom out of her chair? Does dad have a hip or knee surgery scheduled, and is worried about how he will get around afterwards? If so, they may benefit from a lift chair. This piece of furniture contains a device that lifts the entire chair from its base, allowing the user to get in and out with ease. It will allow mom and dad to move more independently, as well as make your job as caregiver less physically stressful.

Before you start shopping, make sure you ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is this lift chair the right size for my loved one?

Just like regular recliners, lift chairs come in a variety of sizes. In order for your relative to feel completely comfortable, you need to make sure you get the right size for them. If it’s too tall, their feet may not touch the floor. If it’s too small, it could cause a strain on their lower back. We recommend purchasing a power lift chair only after obtaining the height and approximate weight of the person for whom you are purchasing it.

 

  • Which type of covering is best?

If your loved one has a problem with incontinence, it might be best to forgo the cloth-covered lift chair and get one with leather instead. The opposite is true if they sweat a lot. In that case, the cloth one will better serve them.

  • Why do they need the chair?

 

A lift chair offers a variety of amenities, from heated seats to cup holders, as well as lift speed variation and vibrating seats. If your relative experiences aches and pains, these features can help increase their comfort levels. We’ll help you find the unique qualities that set your perfect chair apart from the rest.

Stepping into the role of family caregiver is never easy, but a lift chair from Bellin Health Home Care Equipment could make your job less physically demanding. Once you’ve checked out the selection

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