Tips For Buying A Power Recliner When You Have Mobility Issues


If you're starting to have mobility issues, or if you have problems with back pain, you may appreciate owning a power recliner. These recliners operate with the push of a button so they're easy to operate. Plus, they can lift you to a standing position, and that makes getting out of the chair much easier for you. Here are some tips for buying a power recliner.

Buy A Recliner That Matches Your Size

If it's possible, try out the recliner before you buy it. Recliners come in all sizes, and you need one of the right height and width so it's comfortable. A recliner that's too wide will have armrests too far away from your body to be comfortable. If the seat is too narrow, you may feel squeezed into the recliner.

If you buy your power recliner from a medical supply store, they can help you choose the right size so your feet touch the floor when you're sitting, your head is supported, and you have just the right amount of seat space.

Choose A Recliner That Fits The Room

Measure the space in your TV room or bedroom so you can choose a recliner that fits. Depending on how the recliner operates, it may need several inches of clearance from the wall. If the recliner will be your primary seat, you may need to downsize a sofa or move your furniture around so you can place the recliner in the ideal spot in the room.

Match The Recliner To Your Lifestyle

Some recliners stretch out nearly flat so they double as a bed. Others don't recline very far. Make sure you know what you are looking for in a recliner so you aren't disappointed to find out the back doesn't go down as much as you wanted.

The material the power recliner is made from is important too. If you spend a lot of time in the chair, you may want one that has a lot of padding and that's covered in soft upholstery. However, if you're concerned about keeping the chair clean, you might want one made of leather that you can wipe clean.

You'll also want to ensure you can operate the controls easily. Some have buttons on the side and others are operated with a remote or hand wand. If you won't be able to get out of the chair without the lift feature, then you may want a chair that comes with a battery backup so it will work during a power outage.

Some power recliners even come with extra features such as heat or massage. You might enjoy a chair that also gives you a relaxing massage, but extra features also make the chair cost more.


17 December 2020

Understanding Medical Equipment Features

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