Handicapped Chairs

Those who suffer from limited mobility or are wheelchair bound may want to consider the purchase of a handicapped chair. Handicapped chairs are used by those who may require assistance bending and moving in order to lower and raise their bodies into a seated position.

Individuals who are hampered by severe or chronic knee pain, back pain or mobility issues of the legs and upper body would benefit from using this type of assistance. Offering the user a gentle lift motion by way of remote capability, handicapped chairs provide assistance in gaining access to a desired position for either sitting or standing with little physical effort.

With the chair seat raised to its highest position, the user is then able to move securely in a backward motion resting their lower body against the raised seat where it then is able to gently lower them into a seated position. This assisted motion relieves pressure on the knees, lower back, hips and arms which normally support these bodily actions during self movement.

Chair Lifts For Seniors

As the senior is seated, the handicapped chair lifts for seniors provides a comfortable gliding motion while lifting the body into a standing position. Both uses, standing to seated and seated to standing, provide the seniors with less physical stress and impact on the joints and muscles which may be adversely affected by the normal tension used when situating the body into these positions during self movement.

Buy Recommended Chair Lifts

Offered in a range of sizes and fabrics to suit any physical need or style, handicapped chairs easily provide both comfort and soothing reliability. Most handicap chairs will come padded with a cotton cushion cover. Higher end lift chair models can be leather or suede covered. This allows them to blend into any room environment.

Lift Chair Weight Capacities

Handicapped chairs are well suited for any need and space. Average handicap chairs will be able to support up to 350 pounds. For those who require more power, there are bariatric lift chairs suitable for weights ranging from the 500 and 700 pound capacity. These are oversized models for the larger individual.

Most lift chairs offer a variety of positions making the choice of comfort levels and positions, a convenient personal option. While some handicapped chairs only perform the seated to standing and standing to seated positions, others are available with both a semi and fully reclining capability.

Who can use these handicapped chairs?

Have you noticed an older friend, relative or neighbor moaning and expressing grief when they sit down or stand up from a chair? Or maybe someone who has undergone knee or hip surgery recently. These chair lifts make excellent gifts for people after an operation. Many people prolong the recovery and rehabilitation period because they bend their hips and knees when they try to sit and stand from chairs. They are told not to put any stress on them but without lifting devices, they have no option. But now with handicap chairs, they can get the chair to raise them from sitting to standing position without compromising their own health.

Handicapped chairs provide the users with the means for solitary and unassisted physical movement, greatly increasing their sense of independence and personal choice. With variable options as to size, weight capacity, fabric types, colors or patterns, a handicapped chair is an optimal choice for those who seek both comfort and style in an independent means of physical assistance.

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Handicapped Chair Lift

Are you having trouble getting out of your chair? If you have been using a pillow to provide extra cushion and support to get out of a chair, please know there are other solutions.

There are specially made handicapped chairs or lift chairs that assist you to a standing position. It operates with an electric motor and is able to rise and lean forward. This allows the handicapped user to place their feet on the ground. In addition to assisting you to standing position, these handicapped chairs also allow you to recline back like a bed.

The control switch is very simple to learn, with the controls being up or downhandicapped-chair-lifts. Some models allow you to independently control the headrest and the footrest. If you want your headrest to stay upright but the footrest raise, you can do that. These controls tend to be a bit more complicated but are very customizable to the user’s preference. If you are purchasing this chair for someone who has trouble with gadgets, I would recommend the simpler up and down control switch.

Chairs That Assist With Seat Lift

handicap-chair-liftAn alternative to a handicapped chair is a seat lift assist, which you can place on any regular chair, and the seat lift will rise at an angle to help you to a standing position. These seat lifts and handicapped chair lifts are very helpful for anyone who recently had hip surgery. There are also great for anyone who has arthritis in their hip or knee areas. Seat lifts can usually support weights up to 300lbs and are considerable cheaper than the handicapped chairs.

You can also purchase lift chair accessories like a portable tray for your mealhandicap-seat-lifts or hobbies. Medicare will assist you in the payment of these products. Some have reported payment up to 80% of the total cost of the handicapped chair and seat lifts. For chair lifts, I would not buy used handicapped equipment, just because, I would want to be the first person breaking in the chair. For seat lifts, definitely consider used, because it’s not the same feeling you get with a chair.

Browse the category (Chair/Seat Lifts) and find the chair lift that meets your needs.

Handicapped Chair Lift Tips

If you find yourself having trouble getting out of a chair, make sure to have an accessible phone nearby to call someone. No one should be trapped by their chairs.

For someone who recently had knee surgery, you will not be able to lean forward when you are on a chair or sit in anything that sinks. There are techniques such as straightening your back and then using your hands to slide out to the edge of the chair. Finally lifting your body up with your good leg and hands. But in order to minimize the chances for injury or pain, one should use a handicap chair lift.

To sit down on a chair, reach back on the armrests and slowly lower yourself with the good leg. The bad leg and torso should never bend less than 90 degrees. With a chair lift, you can just raise up to an angle and you can lower yourself back down.

No longer will you have trouble getting out of a chair with these chair lift assistance equipment.

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