Grande Prairie Furniture Expert – Mike Turner

What is a Lift Chair?

A lift chair is a piece of medical equipment that looks similar to a standard reclining chair. It can be used in an upright position, or reclined with just the push of a button. The difference is that the lift chair contains a powerful lifting system which can be triggered to tilt the base and back of the chair forward, assisting the user in returning to a standing position. The user operates a lift chair by pushing buttons on a remote rather than manually engaging a lever or switch.

There are a number of different names used to describe lift chairs. You may see them marketed as “Power Lift Recliners”. Pop-Up Chairs, or 3-Position Recliners, But each of these terms refers to the same device.

Some chairs have dual motors so that the footrest, and/or the back of the chair can by controlled independently. Most chairs have a 350lb capacity, Heat and Massage options are available also, and they come in Fabric or leather, depending how much you have in your budget.