Lift Chairs Research

What to think about when choosing a lift chair?

When getting up from a chair becomes difficult, you may consider a lift chair and are not certain about which one will work best for you. There are a few important factors to consider when purchasing a lift chair. Do you sweat a lot, or have incontinence? Is your living space limited? Here is what to consider ...

  • NUMBER OF POSITIONS: The most important feature to consider. When looking at chairs, you'll see some are '2 Position', some '3 Position' and some 'Infinite Positions'. Infinite position models have two motors to let the footrest move independent of the back portion. Those who want to sit upright, but also have the footrest up, will need this type of chair. Both '2 Position' and '3 Position' chairs require the backrest to recline to have the footrest slide out because they only have a single motor. '3 Position' chairs differ from '2 Position' types in that they allow full recline; 2 positions only recline to 45 degrees.


  • FIT (SIZE OF CHAIR): You want the chair to fit your body size. This is very important because the larger the chair, the deeper the seat cushion. Choose a chair that's too big and your legs may not touch the floor when sitting straight up. Choose a model that's too small and your lower back area might not respond well.
  • TYPE OF COVERING (FABRIC): From standard fabrics, to performance fabrics (waterproof), to breathable ultra-leather (man-made leather) there is a fabric to fit your need. Understanding your choices will help you make the right decision.
  • LIVING AREA: Do you have a fairly tight area in your living room to place the chair? Does it need to be against a wall? Models are available that hug the wall for tighter spaces.
  • UPGRADED FEATURES: People with aches and pains might benefit from a Heat & Massage upgrade, this feature can be built into most lift chairs and can offer comfort and pain relief for some people.

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