A power lift chair looks like your average, everyday recliner. However, “average” and “everyday” a power lift chair is not! This awesome innovation, in fact, is a piece of medical equipment. Power lift chairs are uniquely designed to assist individuals with mobility issues to both sit down and stand up from seated positions with ease.
People who require the use of such mobility devices as wheelchairs, scooters and walkers can especially take comfort in knowing that they can sit comfortably in a power lift chair. But, more importantly, they can also get out of their chairs effortlessly and without pain.
Power lift chairs promote independence.
For many people with mobility issues, help is needed to both get in and get out of a chair. This is especially true for elderly people who have issues with strength and balance. A power lift chair makes it so that no caregiver is required to help with sitting and/or standing. Instead, a person can easily transition from a reclining position to a regular seated position to a standing position independently. By regaining independence, a person can significantly improve his/her overall happiness.
Power lift chairs reduce the risk of injury.
When a person with mobility issues attempt to get up out of a chair independently, it can lead to an injury. Losing balance and falling down is among the most obvious ramifications of getting no help to stand up. With a power lift chair, a person is elevated to a standing position without having to do any work. It practically eliminates the possibility of falling down. Furthermore, a power lift chair replaces a caregiver in terms of the assistance-provider for getting up.
Power lift chairs can reduce bedsores.
Bedsores are also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers. They are classified as injuries to the skin and underlying tissue. Generally, bedsores result from prolonged pressure on the skin, especially on bony parts of the body such as the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone. As you can imagine, people who stay in bed or in any lying down position for too long can develop bedsores.
Naturally, moving your body around can help to prevent bedsores. Yet, those who have mobility issues often find the whole concept of moving around pretty difficult. With a power lift chair, a person can change his/her position easily and as many times as desired. This helps to promote blood circulation and therefore, reduce the risk of bedsores.
Power lift chairs offer a variety of seating positions.
There are two-position, three-position or even infinite-position options depending on your need to fully recline in the chair. Power lift chairs also have the option of massage and heat features. They can be very beneficial for people suffering from arthritic problems. Keep in mind that it is very important to ensure that your power lift chair is fitted to your height, weight and mobility requirements.
LifeCare Mobility Solutions will come to your home to ensure that your power lift chair fits your needs and your home! If you have any questions about the power lift chairs we offer, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800 or email us at [email protected]. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!