Lift Chair – helping seniors stand up from a chair…easily
I have seen this so often with my dad and mom, both of whom are over 70 years of age.
Lifting themselves up from a chair can be a torture. I reckon this will be especially so for those who ave arthritis related problems and/or are obese.
A Lift Chair can make their lives much easier.
Lift chairs, which are also known as rise or recliner chairs, are chairs that feature a powered lifting mechanism that pushes the entire chair up from its base, and so assists the user to move more easily to a standing position.
These mechanisms gently lift the body from a sitting position to a standing position. If an elderly person is sitting in a chair, he/she may not have the leg strength to pull the body up. The spring loaded seat assist lift raises the entire body with minimal effort.
Once the person reaches an “almost standing” position, he can grab a table or the arm of the chair and pull himself up.
Learn More About Seat Lifts Raise You Up Off Your Chair http://www.handicappedequipment.org/seat-lifts-raise-up-chair/#ixzz30EZLaflR
Here’s a nice page from MediChairs on their lift chairs. And here are two pictures from the Medichairs site that show how these work
From the above pictures, you can see how, from a fully reclining position (picture 1) the Lift Chair has, through a mechanical movement, enabled a senior to a position where her feet at touching the floor (picture 2).