A Guide to Australia’s Best Riser Recliner Chairs

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Riser recliner chairs play an important role if a person’s health and aging conditions are making their daily chores or even sitting and getting up from a chair difficult. Sometimes it could be difficulty in standing up from a chair or could be due to feeling tired soon and need to recline in the chair itself to feel comfortable. It is also helpful when you have blood circulation issues and have been advised to keep your feet elevated whenever seated.

Types of riser recliner chairs

Single motor chairs are regulated by one motor which makes the backrest and leg rest move simultaneously. These chairs also easy to operate due to minimum buttons on the hand control. It is ideal for small spaces and could be reclined even if it is placed near a wall.

Wall dual motor chairs are regulated by two motors which make the backrest and leg rest work separately. Since dual motor chairs have more buttons on the hand control, the operating part might be more difficult to some users.

Royale’s Signature Mayfair recliner lift chair  made from High Quality Custom Soft Angora Fabrics features class in any setting and home décor.

Royale’s Signature Mayfair recliner lift chair made from High Quality Custom Soft Angora Fabrics features class in any setting and home décor.

Upholstery

Upholstery could be chosen to suit your size, skin condition and color, and style to match your home décor. Using a fabric or vinyl should be considered according to what is best for you. Although fabric makes the seat comfortable, a vinyl cover is the best option if you have continence issues or perspire too much. Vinyl is also more durable and very easy when it comes to keeping it clean.

How to choose the right size

• Riser recliner chairs are available in various sizes and it is very important to select a chair that fits you best with maximum support and comfort.
• Your bottom should fit the back of the seat and feet flat on the floor when you sit on the chair
• Check whether you could get two fingers between the back of your knees and the side front edge.
• Ensure the seat is wide enough to sit comfortably but not too wide to lose the support of the chair and not being able to use the armrest.

Maneuvering of a riser recliner chair

Operating a riser recliner chair will differ according to the chair chosen by the user. But nevertheless, all riser recliner chairs operate on a similar standard.
Rising from the chair
• Place your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart and put your arms on the armrest.
• The chair will begin to rise and tilt forward when you press UP/riser button the hand control.
• When this happens take the weight on your feet and straighten your legs to come to a standing position.

Sitting

• To get further back to the chair, place yourself in a way the back of your knees touches the front frame of the raised chair.
• Keep your hands on the armrest.
• Press the DOWN or lowering button on the hand control.
• When the chair begins to lower, bend your knees and get to a sitting position making sure your bottom is comfortable at the back of the seat.

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The riser action will help reduce the stress which would normally occur on your joints and knees when you get up and down. A battery backup also ensures you are able to retain mobility in the event of a power outage.

Tips on lowering and raising a reclining chair

• Leaving the chair in an upright position when not in use is recommended as it is easier to sit down.
• Ensure to feel the chair at the back of your thighs before lowering yourself down to a sitting position.
• Contact your healthcare professional and get advice on how to use your riser recliner safely.

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How To Find Folderble Lightweight Wheelchairs

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These days any person with limited mobility need not worry about not being independent or moving around without a hassle as several brands of ultra-lightweight aluminum wheelchairs which could be folded down for easy storage and transportation are now readily available in all the stores of Independent Living Specialist throughout Australia. These collapsible wheelchairs can easily fit into a car boot and ideally usable indoors and outdoors or when traveling on holiday, shopping, attending social functions etc.

Types of wheelchairs

ILS has the best range of wheelchairs to suit your budget, lifestyle and body type. There are also different varieties of lightweight to heavy-duty wheelchairs manufactured with self-propelled or transit operation for easy maneuvering by the user or care attendant.

Brands

The best brands have been carefully selected by the ILS for those with limited mobility. Ultra lightweight portable wheelchair plus carry bag, Omega lite transit chair, Drive medical 18” transit super budget wheelchair and Breezy Basix folding wheelchair are some of the fast moving foldable lightweight wheelchairs available in their stores throughout Australia.

Ultra Lightweight Portable Wheelchair with Carry Bag

This is a strong but lightweight wheelchair which could be folded into the carry bag included. It is ideal for holidays, days out to shopping trips. The carry bag included with the wheelchair is fixed with wheels to make transportation easy.

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Omega Lite Transit Wheelchair

The Omega wheelchair has a lightweight aluminum frame removable footrests and back rest that could be folded down. It also features 8 inch rear wheels with attendant brakes and has a weight capacity of 125kg.

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Drive Medical Super budget Wheelchair

The drive medical wheelchair is also a foldable lightweight wheelchair manufactured by keeping user’s comfort in mind. It is a perfect wheelchair for outdoor and indoor use, highly efficient and foldable easily. It could be purchased at an affordable price and is considered to be great value for money.

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Breezy BasiX Folding Wheelchair

This is a trustworthy collapsible lightweight wheelchair as it has been thoroughly tested to make sure the ride is stable. It also provides caregivers and users great satisfaction in terms of dependability, quality, and easy operation. It is a self-propelled wheelchair with improved adjustability and toughness, together with a new clean look. Greater seat depth adjustment, tension adjustable backrest are some of the improvements included The Breezy Basix wheelchair is usually preferred by the Allied Health Professionals and considered to be the most versatile eco wheelchair in the market.

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Social and Health Benefits

Any person with limited mobility who chooses to use a lightweight foldable wheelchair will definitely see an improvement in their lifestyle. The low feeling of being handicapped and missing social activities could also be easily overcome. Being able to participate in social activities and leading a normal life will also help to ease stress and mental stability.

LIGHTWEIGHT WALKERS AND MOBILITY SCOOTERS FOR THE ELDERLY IN AUSTRALIA

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The elderly people in Australia will find the lightweight walkers and mobility scooters an excellent manner to get around when they find it difficult to walk. Walking and traveling aids are some devices which come in handy to overcome your disabilities.

Lightweight walking aids.

Space saver walker, Forearm walker and ball walker cooper folding walking frame are some of the lightweight walking aids available at Independent Living Specialists.

Space Save Walker

This lightweight walking aid can be easily folded up and stored in small spaces. The rear glides and 4-inch wheels assist to move easily.

Forearm Walker

The forearm walking aid is perfect for people with limited hand and wrist strength with adjustable hand grips enabling the forearm walker to adapt according to forearm lengths. It is also foldable flat for easy storage and transportation

Ball Walker Cooper Folding Walking Frame

The ball walker cooper comes in three sizes manufactured with lightweight aluminum. The foldable frame does not need buttons or any other complicated mechanisms. Once folded it could fit easily into a smallest vehicle or storage space. It is also height adjustable.

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Foldable Portable Mobility Scooters

Likewise foldable and portable mobility scooters also provide the elderly and people with limited mobility better independence and self-confidence to venture out alone and carry out their day to day activities confidently.

Products

S19 Quest folding mobility travel scooter, Scout portable mobility GoGo ultra X mobility scooter are some of the many branded mobility scooters available at Independent Living Specialists. However, selecting the type of mobility scooter depends on your personal requirement. Independent Living Specialists deliver the selected products to the door for online customers.

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S19 Quest Folding Mobility Travel Scooter

The S19 mobility scooter  an advanced ultra-lightweight folding mobility scooter with a greater range of drive. It could be folded in a simple movement and takes up very limited space after it’s folded. This could be taken overseas without affecting your luggage allowance as airlines have approved this as a wheelchair.

Scout Portable Mobility Scooter

The Scout Style mobility scooter is best suited for both indoor and outdoor areas. It is portable and could be disassembled to be stored or transported. It is also comfortable, stylish, reliable and maintains a good performance.

GoGo Ultra X Mobility Scooter

The GOGO Ultra X mobility scooter has an auto-latching lockup mechanism that allows the simple frame to be separated with only one hand. The front frame-mounted seat gives maximum support and its modern frame design could be easily disassembled into 5 lightweight parts for storage or transportation.

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Public Transport Benefits

Australian public transport permits traveling with a mobility scooter, giving you more courage and if you intend to go on vacation, your mobility scooter could even be taken on an airplane or cruise line.

Customer Service

Independent Living Specialist has an excellent after sales customer service. Exceptionally qualified and trained staff are readily available to help customers choose a product suitable for their need.

Independent Living Specialists is well-known for the unique pre and posts sales assistance inclusive of after sales service and advice on handling, caring and maintenance of the device. Assistance is also provided for urgent repairs or mishaps on the road.

Social and health benefits

Those who are unsteady on their feet can easily lose their confidence in balancing themselves which may subsequently affect mobility movements and social activities. Independent Living Specialists are doing their best to support people overcome these issues by providing a wide range of mobility solutions in their stores spread across Australia.

Although there are many varieties of mobility aids, what is eventually required for you depends on your personal preferences.

BEST TYPE OF MOBILITY SOLUTIONS FROM INDEPENDENT LIVING SPECIALISTS

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Independent Living Specialists is an institution pioneering in providing some of the best solutions for the handicapped and aged population.

The mobility solutions provided by them are available at your door for online customers countrywide.

Wheel Chairs

There are more than 31 types of high quality wheel chairs to suit your budget and requirement.

The Independent Living Specialists do their best to provide a wide range of manual and electric wheel chairs. Those with limited mobility will find their freedom and independence back with the use of a wheel chair. Their wheel chairs range from light-weight to heavy-duty manufactured to suit any body type, lifestyle, and budget. All the wheel chairs are made with self-propelled or transit operation for easy use of the carer or user. The products are durable and reliable and assured of long quality use and mobility. A wide range of well-known brands such as Auscare, Pride, Breezy, Days Healthcare, Otto Bock, Ausmedic, and Invacare are available.

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Power Chairs

The power chair is another product made available by Independent Living Specialists. Considered to be one of the most comfortable, user-friendly and easy-moving chairs available for users of all ages ranging from young children to seniors offering exceptional mobility and independence to move around within the home and outdoors.Indoor power chairs are manufactured to be more rounded and compact to enable maneuvering easily on tight corners and small spaces inside the home. Outdoor power chairs built more sturdily wide-tread and extra large tires and increased ground clearance for a safe and smooth ride on rough outdoor surfaces.

Independent Living Specialists also offers a wide range of fully customizable power chairs from leading manufacturers and brands such as Permobil, Shoprider, Pride and Days Healthcare and Royale.

All power chairs have an adjustable arm, leg, and seating to suit all types of users. Independent Living Specialists can provide a lightweight indoor power chair or a heavyweight outdoor model suitable for whatever purpose you may need.

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Mobility Scooters

A mobility scooter is a product that is moving fast and popular among the handicapped and aged. It is often referred to as “aged care scooter” but in reality, people of all ages enjoy their independence and freedom when using this battery powered device. Although there are various names given to this category of vehicle, they all refer to the same thing

Independent Living Specialists have approximately 42 types of mobility scooters and some of the best brands such as Pride, Shoprider, Invacare and Drive Medical with prices ranging from $1099 to $10499. They are also able to tailor a model to suit all needs. Each brand has a wide range of models to suit your personal needs. The most preferred brands are Pride and Shoprider scooters due to their reliability and spare parts availability.

Independent Living Specialists offer a rent/hire or buy option in their mobility scooter range. The scooters are now available in a variety of sizes, power, comfort, and design and whether you hire, rent or buy the electric mobility scooter from Independent Living Specialists, they will support you on every kilometer of the way with their affordable prices, reliable service and free roadside assistance for the first 12 months.

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THE ALL NEW PREDATOR 4 WHEEL DRIVE

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The all new Predator 4-wheel drive scooter is a useful and small sit down mobility scooter providing many advantages to those with mobility problems throughout the world. This is helpful to those who don’t have the strength and arm/shoulder flexibility needed to use a manual wheelchair. Revolving on an electric mobility scooter is much easier than moving the foot support on most common wheelchairs. It is also useful for persons with systematic or whole body disabling conditions, coronary or lung issues, obesity or arthritis. This mode of transport also helps those who do not like the idea of moving around in a wheelchair.

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The Independent Living Solutions has introduced the all new Solax predator 4 wheel driver mobility scooter to the market which without any doubt will be a blessing in disguise for the aged and handicapped. It is an expertly manufactured and reliable product which could be ridden easily.

The all new Predator 4 wheel drive is structured like an automobile, with two wheels for steering at the front and two drive wheels at the rear. It provides good stability over any kind of indoor or outdoor ground, reducing tripping even at a higher speed, and safely handle hills and curbs. 4-wheel balance is helpful for users who may suffer from poor balance.

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Users can travel on both road and pavements without any restrictions on the new Solax Predator 4-wheel drive mobility scooter. All four wheels are manufactured with a superior 500W motor and also assembled with independent suspensions and disk brakes. All these special features make the Solax Predator 4-wheel drive mobility scooter a perfect mode of transport for off-road driving.

This particular predator 4-wheel drive mobility scooter can be driven in two modes. One for a commanding off road mode and a smoother on road mode. The Solax Predator 4-wheel drive mobility scooter is a good investment for those looking for a special mobility scooter to travel on an outdoor adventure or sometimes ride outside the home, around town or even shopping.

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It could be driven up to a distance of 80km with a maximum speed of 10 km per hour and weighs around 85 kgs with the batteries. It is equipped with four 18” tyres on the rear and front. The overall length and width are 1670 mm x 800mm.

It comes with a warranty of two years and 50% off on scooter cover price during the promotion period. Australia wide online customers can get it delivered free of charge to their door.