November 5, 2014 in Pain Management
When you realize it is time to help mom and dad move up and down from a chair, then you need to get serious about what to look for in your investment of a lift chair in order to make their life easier to move around. How big should it be, and where are you going to put it? What does a good lift chair do? These are all frequently asked questions when trying to find that perfect chair for mom or dad.
3 Features to a Good Lift Chair
The right size. First and foremost, you need to know where this chair will live to help determine the size of the chair. You need a chair that will fit in the space of the room, and still give your loved one room to get around. Carefully consider which room this chair will live, and what size makes sense for the space. Also the style of the chair is important to many consumers. Based on where you are putting it in your home could help determine what style of lift chair you may want or need. For example, the size and style of a chair in your bedroom could be very different than a chair you would put in your family room.
You not only have to consider how the chair fits in the room, but also the size of the adult using the chair. Not every chair fits every person. Make sure the chair is the best for your weight, height, and needs before purchasing.
Number of Positions of the Chair. Multiple positions for a chair are important in selecting a lift chair. This is critical for seniors who will be left alone and may need the chair for not only sitting but also lying down, so they can rest without having to get up. It is also important to have a chair that can easily move from one position to the next, so the senior, whether alone or not, can maintain independence while moving about their home. For example, mom can easily get up, go to the kitchen and then sit down again without help from you. If you are investing in a chair for your parent’s comfort, you need to make sure it fits the bill for their living style and what they need to ease their daily living tasks.
Have Heat or Massage Feature. Having extra features to the chair is great in helping ease uncomfortable pain while sitting that some aging adults experience. Many chairs have heat or massage features that can be an added comfort while parents are using the chair.Heat can soothe back muscles and help the elder relax and move more freely when they get up and about. Also, the massage feature comes in several settings that can help their shoulders, lower back, and seat. The massage feature can be adjusted to different time settings and types of massage.
When trying to purchase a lift chair for mom or dad consider the features that will make their life easier. We had an adult daughter in the store the other day looking for a lift chair for her dad. After she bought one, she came back and got one for her mom too. Her mom loved the chair and was always using dad’s chair. She decided if they each had their own, they would both be happy and able to get up and down as needed and relax in a chair that soothed their back and shoulder needs.
Stop by New Visions in Coldwater to see our newest models of lift chairs! They are truly packed with many features that make life for mom and dad comfortable and easy. They arrived just in time for the holidays! We are offering 50.00 off for a limited time with a free BONUS gift! Stop by today!