Lift Chair

Lift chairs, which are also known as rise or recliner chairs, are chairs that feature a powered mechanism to lift or push the entire chair up from its base, and with this assists the user to move more easily to a standing position.  Lift chairs can be used for those with limited mobility.  They can assist in promoting comfort and mobility with independence for those with mobility issues.  Most lift chairs will work with weights up to 450 pounds although some can handle up to 700 pounds.

There are several basic varieties:
  • Two position: has a lift position and a slight recline position.  As the user reclines in a two position lift chair, their back and thighs will stay at about 90 degrees; they do not recline for sleeping.
  • Three position: will recline to approximately 135 degrees, which allows some people to sleep.
  • Infinite position: allows the chair to go fully flat and the back and feet to move independently.  This type can sometimes allow for the feet to be higher than the heart.
  • Zero gravity position: similar to the infinite position chairs, they have two motors with the added ability to place the person in a "zero gravity position" where the person's legs are above his or her heart.  This leads to the advantage of helping those with back problems, circulation issues and or reduced lung capacity.

Medicare Information and Qualifications:

The above mentioned items are not covered by Medicare. They are not considered medical equipment but can be purchased by the patient for cash.

The items listed below are often sold, prescribed or needed in addition to the equipment above:

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