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How to Choose a Lift Chair
Elder man testing a lift chair at YourCare Medical Supply store in Penfield, New York.If you or a loved one is looking to get a lift chair you have a clear understanding of what you need and why you need. We want to be here to make sure you know exactly what you are looking for in a lift chair and some of the features you should pay attention to.  Not everything is written clearly and easily for you to understand so we’re covering a few of the significant points and things you should look for when you go to purchase your lift chair.

How Many Positions Does The Chair Have?

This is one of the most important factors you should pay attention to when browsing for lift chairs. How many positions does the chair offer to the user? Some chairs only provide two positions, which typically consist of reclined and straight.
The standard position can be all you need, but there are a multitude of other positions that are beneficial for a variety of different concerns, such as back pain, swollen ankles, tight hips, and spinal discomfort.
For example, some chairs offer multiple positions that allow you to sit entirely reclined, and there are also chairs that will enable you to sit upright while your leg rests are up.
When you are deciding on a chair and how many positions you need also keep in mind that chairs with multiple positions typically come at a higher price. This is something to discuss with the user of the chair. If they feel that they need a chair that offers some versatility then look for one with many different positions so they can be as comfortable as possible.

Comfort and Durability

Something else you want to pay attention to when you are deciding on a lift chair is the comfort and durability of the chair. You want something that is nice and comfortable, but you do not want it to be so soft and plush that everything wears down quickly. This is an area where you want to find an excellent medium.
Pay attention to the frame of the chair and make sure everything looks sturdy. Be sure that the chair does not creak and groan when you put your weight on it. You want it to rise and fall smoothly and easily with your weight on it, so if you are putting too much pressure on it, you can burn out the motor.
All in all, you want a chair that is comfortable enough for the user to spend time in but you also want to make sure it will hold up as you spend more and more time in it. Especially for seniors who are aging in place, it’s important to make purchasing decisions that you know will last you a long time so you don’t need to worry about it later when you may have less mobility or time to pick out products.

Chair Size

The size of the chair is incredibly important because if something does not fit you properly, it will not be comfortable. Furthermore, it can be dangerous for a senior to have to struggle getting in and out of a chair. If a chair is too small, you could be placing too much stress on your arms, and if it is too large you could also be struggling to move your lower body out of the chair.  As you’re looking at lift chairs, it’s important to consider the dimensions of the chair to make sure that they make sense for you and your size.


A lift chair can be one of the first products you buy when beginning to age in place inside your home. As a senior, resting and maintaining your comfort are some of the most important things to pay attention to as you age.
With a lift chair, you can watch TV, read, nap, and relax while knowing that you’ll always be able to get in and out of your chair easily without help. A lift chair can also provide you specific position that optimizes your blood flow, so you don’t have to worry about further complications that arise from sitting for too long.
Regardless of your size, mobility, or ability, there’s a lift chair for you on the market. Consult with a loved one and find the perfect option to keep in your home for years to come.
Call or visit YourCare Medical Supply today and talk with one of our knowledgeable Staff members about Lift Chairs. Come into our store to “test drive” one of our many showroom Lift Chairs.  Ask about our current Lift Chair Promotions.  The staff at YourCare looks forward to helping you with all of your Lift Chair needs.

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