Modern branded lift and recliner chairs in Australia are a popular mode of relaxing and reaching to a standing position for those with limited mobility.
Once you decide investing in a lift and recliner chair hoping to improve your own lifestyle or maybe someone close with limited mobility, it is important to understand the function and necessity it provides. All lift chairs are operated electrically by a hand control. It can be manipulated to recline as well as gently assist a person to a standing position.
How to Choose
There are four types of lift chairs and it is important to decide on which position feature you prefer.
Two Position Chair
This chair has one motor to control the rear and leg rest at the same time which means that if the back reclines, the leg rest will also move. It also reclines to a comfortable angle for reading or viewing television.
Three Position Chair
This type of chair also has one motor but gets back to about to approximately 45 degrees, great to take a short light sleep in a partially upright position.
Infinite Position Chair
This chair has been built with two motors to operate independently and also provide an unlimited range of positioning benefits. The leg rest could be raised and the back angle adjusted according to your preference. Many prefer to sleep in these chairs as they can lie back, almost flat like a bed. This chair could also be reclined to have your feet elevated slightly above your heart. This is called the Trendelenburg position, usually recommended for those with swollen ankles and legs.
Zero Gravity Chair
This chair has a seat box which raises and tilts almost like an adjustable car seat. With the lifting of the lower back, zero gravity chairs put minimum pressure on the spine. This zero gravity lying down position adjusts the spine accurately, relaxing muscle tension, improving circulation and lung capacity expansion.
Chair to fit your Size
Reclining lift chair is available in various sizes to suit petite to heavyweights. So, you can easily find a chair to fit your size. Ensure to check if the chair is comfortably fit to enable your feet to rest on the floor when you stand upright whilst your back is against the backrest of the chair. The seat should be wide enough to fit your hips to the broadest point. Those with long legs should look for a chair with footrest extensions to support your ankle and foot comfortably. Weight capacity should also be checked.
The chair could also be modified according to personal expectations. Fabric and color could be used to match your interior décor. Other options such as warmth and vibration for added luxury could also be considered.
Lift reclining chairs in various models are readily available at all showrooms and the online store.