What Is A Lift Chair?
A lift chair is a piece of durable medical equipment that looks similar to a home recliner. The key function that makes the chair a medical device is the lift mechanism that will lift the chair into a standing position, helping the user easily transfer in and out of the chair itself. Sherman Oaks Medical has a wide range of choices from all of the leading manufacturers. Browse our site to see the many different types of lift chairs that we have available from top names, such as Golden Technologies and Pride Mobility. You can come to our Los Angeles storeroom to see and try out the chairs to make sure you are getting one that’s right for you. Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff are here to help! The several different styles of lift chairs we provide include:
- 2-Position Lift Chair: The 2-Position lift chair is a basic lift chair option that will feature the standing function of the chair as well as a slight back recline and leg elevation. 2-Position Lift Chairs are not able to go fully flat for a sleeping position and do not allow for separate adjustment of the back and legs of the chair. When the user presses the recline button the back and foot section of the chair must move together in one motion. Due to this drawback, many people look for 3-Position or Infinite position lift chairs for better positioning and comfort.
- 3-Position Lift Chair: The 3-Position Lift Chair is very similar in functionality to the 2-position lift chair, except it can recline further into a napping position. The 3-Position Lift Chair will not go flat into a full sleeping position, for users in need of multiple positions, and the ability the option would be an Infinite Position Lift Chair
- Infinite Position Lift Chair: The Infinite Position Lift Chair is capable of moving the back independently from the foot section of the bed. This is possible because they use 2 separate motors (1 for the back & 1 for the foot) to operate and perform the infinite number of positions the lift chair has. Of these positions, users will be able to fully recline into a sleeping position.
- Zero-Gravity Lift Chair: The Zero-Gravity Lift Chair is an infinite-position lift chair that can go into the Zero-Gravity Position. The Zero-Gravity Lift Chair allows for the legs and head to be raised at just the right angle to reduce back pressure and increase circulation. This position boosts better health and sleep by encouraging the body's natural capability to relax as gravity is evenly distributed throughout the body.
Lift Chair FAQs
How do two-position and three-position lift chairs differ from each other?
A two-position lift chair maintains a fixed angle between the backrest and the seat when reclining and raising the footrest. In contrast, a three-position lift chair allows for a greater recline as the backrest reclines further, creating a larger angle between the backrest and the seat. This extended recline enables the chair to reach a more fully reclined position, often referred to as a "sleeper" or "napper" position. Here at Sherman Oaks Medical we have all types of Pride Mobility and Golden Technologies recliner lift chairs on display for you to come in and try out.
What is the difference between a "split chaise pad" and a "full chaise pad"?
A "split chaise pad" refers to a design where there is a noticeable gap between the front edge of the seat and the footrest. This gap is covered by a fabric piece known as an apron. On the other hand, a "full chaise pad" indicates that the seat consists of a continuous piece of foam covered in fabric that extends from the back of the seat all the way to the front of the footrest. This design provides enhanced support and comfort for the legs when the footrest is raised.
What is the meaning of the TV and ZG labeled buttons on my hand control?
Golden Technologies, in particular, offers exclusive AutoDrive hand controls for our MaxiComfort Zero-Gravity lift chairs, which come equipped with pre-programmed buttons for the TV Watching position and the Zero-Gravity position. The TV Watching position elevates the footrest while slightly reclining the backrest, ensuring proper alignment of your back, neck, and head for comfortable TV viewing. On the other hand, the Zero-Gravity position adjusts the chair to place your body in the Zero-Gravity position, which helps alleviate stress throughout your entire body.
What is the Trendelenburg position and how do I achieve it with my recliner lift chair?
Golden Technologies, in specific, have the exclusive MaxiComfort chairs that can transition into the Trendelenburg position. Accessing this position is simple. Begin by using the ZG button to shift the chair into the Zero-Gravity position. Once the chair is in this position, utilize the backrest button to lower the backrest towards the floor. When the backrest comes to a halt, the chair will have reached the Trendelenburg position.
Buying a Lift Chair on a Whim?
Sometimes, consumers make impulsive decisions to purchase a Lift Chair due to their excitement. This often occurs when a friend mentions their own Lift Chair without providing important details such as the number of positions, available fabrics, sizes, and other relevant information. It is advisable to avoid impulsive purchases and instead carefully consider your options, ensuring that you find the perfect fit for your needs. Lift Chairs greatly enhance comfort and ease in daily life, particularly for individuals with limited mobility who desire optimal comfort in their living rooms. These chairs are known for their durability and long lifespan. However, over time, Lift Chairs may require repairs to maintain their optimal performance. If your Lift Chair is in need of repair, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for further assistance.
How do I choose the right fabric for my recliner lift chair?
There are numerous options available to you when it comes to selecting fabric for your Pride Mobility and Golden Technologies Recliner Lift Chair. This includes a wide variety of materials, designs, and colors. Among these choices, Golden Technologies offers the world’s first breathable polyurethane fabric, known as Brisa®. Brisa® fabric offers the elegant look of leather but in a luxuriously soft and breathable design. Pride Mobility also offers Ultraleather™ fabric that is made up of a polyurethane surface with a 100% Rayon backing. Both fabrics are easy to wipe down and sanitize.
Golden Technologies additionally offers advanced fabric incorporating Alta™ technology which is ideal for seating that experiences heavy use or frequent traffic. Alta™ significantly enhances performance by creating a complete barrier against liquids, incorporating antimicrobial protection, and offering excellent resistance to both liquids and oil-based stains. The exceptional ease of cleaning reduces reliance on harsh cleaning substances. The Durablock™ liquid barrier ensures breathable protection. Pride Mobility also offers Crypton’s Super Fabric which repels stains and germs, resists a variety of cleaning products, and still looks and feels great. Aside from these luxury, durable fabrics and colors Pride Mobility and Golden Technologies offer a wide selection of standard fabrics and colors for their recliner lift chairs.
Here at Sherman Oaks Medical, we have all the mentioned recliner lift chairs along with their fabrics and colors on display in our showroom for you to come in and try out.
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