Power Lift Recliner Chair

Selecting the Right One


If you have trouble getting to your feet from a sitting position, you might benefit from a power lift recliner chair.  The best lift chair for you depends on your specific needs.  We’ll tell you what to look for when selecting a power lift recliner chair.

A power lift recliner looks like a regular recliner except that it has a power switch.  When the chair is in an upright position, you simply press the button and the chair rises a bit and tips slightly forward, giving you a boost up.


A power lift chair can greatly improve your quality of life if you have a disability or other problems standing up.  It allows you to be more independent.  Obviously it makes getting up easier, which is important because sitting for too long can lead to stiff muscles and even blood clots in the legs.

Not all lift chairs are recliners.  Some have straight backs.  A power lift recliner chair can be very comfortable and convenient, though.  It’s easy to elevate your feet if you have swollen ankles, for example.

Choosing the Best Lift Chair

When selecting a lift chair, you’ll need to consider your height and weight.  Short people need a chair with a different seat height than tall people.  Very heavy people need a chair with added support and possibly more power.

If you need to elevate your feet or just want to relax more in your chair, we recommend a power lift recliner chair over a straight lift chair.  A recliner may allow you to spend more time in the living room or family room with your family if you need to lean back, rather than spending that time lying in bed alone.  You may find a recliner to be more comfortable than a straight chair, as well.

A power lift chair may come with special features like heat and massage.  These features can be especially beneficial for people with disabilities or health problems like a bad back.  They’ll cost more, but it may be well worth the cost.

When selecting the best lift chair for you, consider your comfort.  After all, you will probably spend a lot of time sitting in this chair.  Look for one that provides good lumbar support.  If you purchase a lift chair in a store, of course you will sit in it before buying to make sure it’s comfortable.  If you purchase a chair online, however, you won’t have that option.  In that case, make sure you can return or exchange the chair if it’s not comfortable.

Power lift chairs come in a wide variety of styles and colors, so you should have no problem finding the best lift chair to fit in with your décor.  Most companies that make lift chairs do not offer these chairs in leather or vinyl for some reason, but they come in a variety of fabrics and you should have no trouble finding one that you like.


A power lift recliner chair can be expensive.  You can spend anywhere from about $600 - $1500 on a good power lift chair.  Look at it as an investment, though. It can make your life more comfortable and convenient.

If you have Medicare, Medicaid, or health insurance, they may help pay for a power lift chair if you need it for medical reasons.  Check with your insurance company, Medicare, or Medicaid to find out.

Recommended Products

We recommend the Pride line of chairs as the best lift chair.  The Pride chairs are well-made, comfortable, and reasonably priced.  You can follow this link to view the full line of Pride Lift Chairs, and learn more about their features and prices.  This link will take you to Amazon.com, the largest and most reputable online dealer of mobility products.



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