Becoming immobile and losing strength is a natural aging process and normal daily chores that were simple in the past become difficult to cope. Simple tasks such as sitting down and standing up will not be that easy especially when your legs are not as strong as they used to be. To overcome these issues and assist the elderly to get back their independence, lift chairs are the best alternative.
Independent Living Specialists has some of the best brands of power lift chairs specifically manufactured for the comfort and support of their customers.
A lift chair is an up to date equipment manufactured to improve a person’s life and increase mobility. Although there is a wide range of lift chairs available in the market, the user should be aware that the final decision of selecting and purchasing the device is the sole responsibility of the user with assistance from a health care professional such as a doctor or physical therapist.
It is important to read the manual and follow instructions mentioned before trying to use the lift chair for the first time. In some instances, as per the medical conditions, it will become necessary to practice operating the lift chair in the presence of a family member or health care professional who has been trained in assisting the user to perform the day to day activities whilst operating the lift chair safely.
Lift chairs have been manufactured to give maximum comfort and service. Yet, it should not be modified, disable, add or remove any feature, part or function of the device. Unwarranted modifications could also nullify the device’s warranty.
It is important to use a lift chair according to the weight of the user. Usually, the manufacturer will not hold themselves responsible for any injuries caused or damage to the device by not complying with instructions pertaining to weight constraints.
The scissor and lift mechanism is defined as pinch/crush point hazards on your lift chair. Keep away from these areas and ensure the movement path is unblocked.
Electromagnetic and Radio-frequency interference
Laboratory tests have proved that electromagnetic and radio frequency interference could have an unfavorable effect on the device’s performance. Cellular phones, walkie-talkie, radio/TV stations, wireless computer links, microwave signals, and paging transmitters are some equipment that can cause damage to the control system of devices that are electrically powered. It is recommended to maintain a minimum distance of at least 3 meters between the lift chair and any handheld device that emits 10W or more power.
Shipping and Delivery
It is recommended to ensure the delivery is fully intact before using the lift chair as some parts may be packed separately. If the delivery is not according to the specifications mentioned on the purchase, the dealer should be contacted immediately. In case the packaging or contents have been damaged during transportation, the delivery company in charge should be contacted.
Transporting by motor vehicle
When a lift chair is being transported in a motor vehicle, special care should be taken to ensure the individual parts are kept safe without slipping. The lift chair should also be secured from slipping and being damaged probably when the vehicle brakes due to a mishap.