People who struggle with health or mobility issues spend a lot of time sitting down. That’s alright, as recuperation often requires rest and relaxation. However, a prolonged length of inactivity can lead to new health challenges, and innovative solutions are required. Liberty Healthcare has a wide range of electric lift and recline chairs designed for those looking for comfort and/or those with mobility issues.
What is a lift chair?
A lift chair, or electric lift and recline chair, helps a person sit down, stand up and keep active. A comfortable lift and recline chair also allows you to relax and repose in a variety of positions beneficial to health and wellbeing. Tilt chair benefits are well known, and Liberty Healthcare offers high quality, ergonomic models recommended by health providers.
Lift and recline chairs provide benefits to people suffering from wide-ranging ailments including arthritis, asthma, back pain and circulation problems. People who spend a lot of time in a wheelchair also benefit from the additional seating positions a lift chair provides. Here are just a few lift chair benefits.
- Improving overall physical functionality from sitting to standing positions
- Elimination of muscle fatigue associated with uncomfortable seating
- Elimination of fluid retention by elevating the legs
- Correcting posture and reducing pain using multiple seating positions
What is the best lift and recline chair?
This will depend on your physical needs and personal style, and Liberty Healthcare has some great lift and recline chair options. Even our least expensive models boast luxurious leather and soft fabric upholstery, plus options for single or dual motor mechanisms to operate the footrest/leg rest and backrest independently. Contemporary and classic styled tilt chairs from Liberty Healthcare include:
Theorem Abingdon with Headrest and Lumber: This richly-appointed four motor Power Lift Recliner benefits from independent headrest and supportive lumbar adjustments, and a foot chaise pad that fully supports the legs. Slide back and relax as the Abingdon places your body in soothing and relaxing positions.
Theorem Alperton Petite: The Alperton Petite Dual Motor Lift Chair by Theorem is smart, compact and chic. Featuring the same innovative independent headrest and lumbar support as the Abingdon model, it combines class with function.
Redgum Vittoria Heavy Duty: Vittoria Heavy Duty Dual Motor Lift Chair comes with four points of vibration massage. It is rated to 250kg and is available in Black and Grey colours, in full leather on all touch surfaces.
Ambassador Premier A3 Bariatric Lift Chair: This chair has a heavy-duty motor mechanism combined with a full steel frame enabling the chair to hold up to 250kg comfortably. Durable materials and features are incorporated to assist heavier and wider people adapt to the many tilt chair benefits. Available in four standard colours and endless custom fabrics if you wish.
At Liberty Healthcare, we have a range of products that lets you personalise your lift and recline chair with a range of colours, materials and styles to suit your needs.
How to choose a lift chair
There are a lot of innovative features and functions that make contemporary tilt chairs desirable. Your specific needs will determine the tilt chair you choose, including the seat depth, seat width, seat height, weight capacity, headrest and more.
Rising: The whole chair slowly raise up so you can stand comfortably. As the seat goes up it also tips forward, helping you to stand. Sitting is easy also; simply position yourself on the raised seat and lower the recliner into a comfy position at the push of a button, allowing you to gently slide comfortably into your chair. No more sudden jolts when you sit down!
Reclining: For people suffering arthritis and other ailments, and those dealing with back pain, a chair from Liberty Healthcare can be the answer. The chair will recline into comfortable position so you can enjoy different activities: watching TV, reading, writing, etc. If you sit for long periods a recliner chair will help you adjust your position for better comfort and circulation.
Tilt In Space: Some chairs will perform a "Tilt In Space" which is ideal if you have limited space and clearance for your lift chair. The whole chair will perform its recline transition with limited additional space required behind the back of chair.
Can lift chairs be made personal to my needs?
Many lift and recline chairs have colour options and some adaptions, however if you are looking for something to assist with your physical needs, then there are certainly some ideal options, including the Ambassador Premier A3 Bariatric Lift Chair and the Alaska.
Alaska Lift and Recline Chair: The Australian Made Alaska Chair from Liberty Healthcare is designed with elegance, comfort, and mobility in mind. Built on a high-quality steel frame and available in either single or dual motor versions, the Alaska Chair has the ability to raise you from a seated position to a fully standing position, or relax in a fully reclined position, all at the touch of a button.
The Alaska can be configured by width and height and even have the option of a removable arm for transfer.
How does a lift and recline chair adjust?
An electric lift and recline chairs are operated by remote control. Adjust leg height and back position for maximum comfort, and if you need to answer the door or get up for any other reason, it’s no stress or strain. By fingertip control, the chair will gently reposition you and elevate you comfortably to standing position, giving you the independence you desire.
The remote control handset is attached to the chair so it can’t get mislaid. Incremental ergonomic position adjustments are possible, so you can get comfortable while relaxing, or spring into action when it’s time to get up. Other mobility aids and products that encourage mobility for the elderly, such as mobility scooters and wheelchairs, go hand in hand with lift chair reclining for all day action and relaxation.
Why use lift and recline chairs?
The benefits of lift and recline chairs are recognised in the aged care and health care industries. Electric lift chairs can improve daily living for the elderly and infirm, while there is no denying that tilt chairs with massage function are appreciated by people of all ages. A tilt chair can improve the quality of your life by promoting mobility, independence and a can-do attitude.
Liberty Healthcare are mobility aid product experts, and lift and recline chairs are one of our specialties. If you would like to speak to an Equipment Specialist, call the Liberty Healthcare team on 1300 688 388 (Brisbane) 1300 885 853 (Gold Coast).