Tips for purchasing a lift chair

November 22, 2019

The ability to transition from a sitting to standing position is an action that many of us probably take for granted. When health issues or mobility limitations occur, there is an increased risk of injury and unnecessary strain associated with simple activities such as this. An electric lift chair is designed to make this process easier and safer, by gently moving the user from a seated position to a standing one. 

Lift chairs are ideal for those experiencing difficulty standing from a seated position without assistance. At just the touch of a button, the lift chair begins simultaneously elevating and tilting the user so that they can comfortably stand up.

We recommend visiting one of our specialized stores to ensure that you get an electric lift chair that’s right for you. To make sure the lift chair is suitable for the user there are a few considerations to make when purchasing. 

The first consideration to make is in regards to functionality. When picking your chair you will have a choice of a single motor or dual-motor operation. The difference between these are the number of functions available. A single motor chair from IMG will provide you with an integrated footstool, recline & lift function, and adjustable head and neck support. A dual-motor chair allows the footstool and backrest to operate independently. Both models have optional power-operated headrest and neck support & power lumbar support add-ons.

The ease of use is also another element you need to consider. Think about where the control pad or remote is located on the chair, and whether the buttons on the controller are easy to understand and use. Lift chairs from IMG Comfort come with a large, hand-held controller with oversized buttons that allow you to lift, recline, and return to the home position effortlessly.

You will also need to choose an appropriate chair size for the user’s weight and height. When seated in the chair you should be able to have your arms resting comfortably on the armrests, legs sitting at a 90-degree angle with your feet on the floor, and the seat should accommodate your hips without being too snug. All lift chairs available at IMG come in 2 different sizes – standard and large. Another consideration to make in regards to chair size, is where and how it will fit in your living space.

After deciding on the specifications of the lift chair, there are some final considerations to make in regards to comfort.

If the user intends to be seated for long periods of time, then you may want to consider the type of padding on the chair and whether it’s adjustable. IMG’s lift chairs are made with cold-cure molded foam. This unique material encases the interior steel frame and sinuous springs, allowing for body-friendly curvatures to be covered with glove-fitted upholstery. Guaranteeing absolute comfort and durability.

You will also want to give a thought to what material will be most suitable for your chair. Lift chairs from IMG are available in a myriad of fabrics and leathers, including the high-performance Aquaclean range. Opting for a material that is easy to clean will aid the longevity of the chair.

At IMG, we want you to experience the ultimate comfort and support provided by our range of electric recliner lift chairs. So don’t feel overwhelmed by the decision, the experts at IMG Comfort will be there to help you through every step of the decision process.