Demand electronic control
In the past, many lift chairs were designed with spring mechanisms that were incapable of stopping once they began to move. Unfortunately, some users suffered injuries because they had so little control. Today’s better lift chairs are electronically controlled to ensure safe lifting and lowering. Don’t endanger yourself — make sure that the lift chair you purchase is electronically controlled.
Check weight limits
The vast majority of lift chairs are designed to assist those who weigh up to 300 pounds, but some models are capable of lifting someone who weighs as much as 500 pounds. Selecting a model that meets your weight requirements will ensure that your chair operates properly over the long haul.
Select a fabric
Lift chairs come in a variety of fabric styles and colors. Focus on fabrics that are breathable, durable and stain-resistant. They’ll be comfortable and long-lasting.
Consider your options
Lift chairs have optional features that can really add to your comfort. Consider including some of the following:
- Full recline capacity.
- Heat and massage.
- Removable armrests.
- In-chair storage.
- “Wall hugger” design for close quarters.
At Power and Mobility Lifts, we have more than 35 years of combined experience in helping customers find mobility solutions to match their lifestyles. Let us help you select the right lift chair for your needs. Contact us for expert advice and assistance.
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