How to Select a Lift Chair Recliner

If you are thinking about purchasing a lift chair recliner, there are a few things you will need to know in order to select one that is appropriate for you or your loved one.

A lift chair recliner will help just about anyone who has difficulty standing up from ordinary furniture, while still providing all the comfort of a traditional recliner. Many people who have mobility issues will have problems getting comfortable in ordinary furniture. A recliner lift chair has a variety of positions that will help a person get comfortable. It is important to understand the various positions that a recliner can move into so that you can match the recliner to the person’s specific needs.

Recliner Positions

Recliner lift chairs come in a couple of primary types that determine their overall capabilities and the positions into which they will recline. Each manufacturer incorporates slightly different capabilities into their recliners, so be sure to check the specifications of the exact model you intend to purchase.

Two-Position Chairs

A two-position power lift recliner has two main positions, often called sitting and reading positions. The name “two-position” is a bit of a misnomer, however, since these chairs can be positioned anywhere between the sitting and reading positions. In other words, these chairs will accommodate any position between upright and approximately 45 degrees (the so-called reading position). Like all lift style chairs, there is a standing position as well.

Three-Position Chairs

A three-position lift chair recliner has the same two positions as a two-position recliner plus a third almost fully reclined position. In other words, these chairs are fully adjustable between an upright position and a reclined position of about 60-80 degrees. This type of chair has a standing position as well, of course.

Infinite-Position and Zero-Gravity Chairs

These types of power lift recliners have specialized functionality that provides more options and comfort. Depending on the specifications, these models can help relieve back pain, increase lung capacity and improve circulation. You can learn more about these models at our website.

Other Considerations

These chairs also come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different sized people more comfortably. This is particularly important when it come to standing. A tall person may have trouble standing from a lift position that was build to stand a very small person. It is important to understand the different sizing options available.

You will also want to check the specifications of the exact lift chair model you intent to purchase for lift capacity. Not all models will lift heavier individuals. On the other hand, you could wind up paying more for a model whose power you simply don’t need. Visit our website to learn how to match a lift chair’s power to that of the person who will be using it.

The actual width of a lift chair recliner will vary between manufacturers, so be sure to check widths as well.

Of course, lift chair recliners also come in a variety of styles, colors and fabric options, so you are sure to find something that will suit your personal style, taste and home decor.