The first reclining lift chair we took a look at is manufactured by Coaster Home Furnishings- it is advertised as a power lift recliner. It comes in what is called a brown sugar texture- with an automotive-styled bustle back and thickly cushioned pillow arms.
It's engineered to help individuals lift out of the seat without over-straining their knees or back. This remote-controlled power lifting recliner can easily accommodate individuals weighing up to 300 pounds with its 20-inch seat width.
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- Unfortunately, the buyers who have owned this power-lifting recliner for more than several months have experienced breakdowns.
- One user says that their motor actuator completely disassembled.
- Additionally, reviewers say they have had difficulty working with the manufacturer to replace or repair these specialized chairs, effectively rendering them useless.
- Other buyers were more satisfied- saying that it was an inexpensive option, useful for people who experience difficulty getting up or reclining down into chairs.
- It will recline all the way back into an almost prone position, helping to accommodate individuals with disabilities or those suffering from hip issues.
The second power lift and recline easy chair we looked at is manufactured by Best Home Products. The manufacturers say that it has three different electric-powered functionalities: lift, sit, and recline.
The cushions themselves are packed full of high-density foam and the chair is designed to accommodate individuals weighing up to 300 pounds. A remote controlled option, this wall-hugger, electric-powered recliner for sleeping does require that there be 4 inches of space from the wall so that the chair can comfortably recline once you tap a button on the included remote control. The seat dimensions are 19.5" high x 18" wide by 21.5" deep.
- This lift chair has received fairly positive feedback, with one buyer purchasing it for their loved one that suffers from immobilizing Parkinson's disease.
- Another reviewer, who purchased it for a relative who is partially paralyzed, says that this chair has helped him get out of it without requiring assistance or a security pole be installed in the home.
- Buyers were also impressed by the responsiveness of the manufacturer- with reviewers saying that they were easy to communicate with, making us more confident to recommend this option.
- You will have to do some minor assembly and buyers have told us that there is no battery backup for this power-lift sofa chair.
- Users say that it is a highly adaptive medical sofa couch- the recliner can move backward or forwards electronically.
- Reviewers also have told us that the remote control only has two buttons- one of them will lower the foot rest while raising the chair, so that you can get to a standing position, while the other lowers the chair while raising the foot rest to recline back.
The third power lift chair is the Portfolio Pro Lounger. It is advertised as an accessible means of getting in and out of your Lazy Boy sofa chair with advanced electric positioning abilities. An electric-powered option, you will have to plug it into the wall and it can support individuals weighing up to 300 pounds. Built from polyester, leather, and polyurethane, the manufacturer advises it be cleaned with a damp cloth.
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- One reviewer purchased it for an elderly relative who had recently suffered a stroke. This woman has fallen in love with the chair, saying that it made it simpler for her live-in caregivers to transfer her to sitting and standing positions.
- Another reviewer advises that the power reclining sofa chair works quietly, an interesting option for individuals suffering from disabilities.
- You will need about 4 inches of clearance from the wall to use- so make sure you take some measurements prior to purchase to ensure that when it reclines it doesn't jut into and obtrusive wall.
The fourth power lift recliner we examined is the Mega Motion Easy Comfort recliner- it has three different positions, a maximum weight capacity of 329-pounds and unlike other options includes an integrated battery that functions as an emergency backup should the power go out in your home.
The manufacturers describe their proprietary design as combining a rugged lift actuator with a scissoring mechanism- built from durable plywood and hardwood.
- Buyers tell us that the power lift chair has a very small footprint.
- It is not a wall hugger power recliner, however, so you will need to have some space between the back of the chair and the wall for it to fit right.
- Overall, the chair is 41.5-inches tall with a 34-inch with a 38.5-inch depth. In addition, the width between the arms measures 20 inches with a 20-inch seat depth and an 18-inch seat height from the floor.
- One reviewer who is senior citizen parent has unfortunately begun to experience all Alzheimer's dementia told us that the remote control is simple and intuitive, enabling him to lower and raise the chair to get into the most comfortable resting position.
- In addition, for caregivers, the power lift recliner makes it easier to help elderly and disabled individuals out of the chair without having to painfully bend down and manually lift, which could dangerously lead to falls in the home.
- Another reviewer whose mother-in-law is over 85 years old told us that it was easy to assemble- he didn't have to use any tools and found the power lift recliner to be a useful means of helping his elderly relative to sit down and get up.
- One important thing to mention, this power lift recliner isn't exactly suitable for larger people- with one reviewer saying that if you are over 5 foot 6 it may not be long enough or big enough to provide a comfortable recline.
- The way it assembles you just have to attach the seat base to the seat back by slipping it into the hinge- a not overly complicated assembly.
- One reviewer did tell us that it is not ideal to spend a night's sleep in- but it's likely individual experience varies depending on the size and weight of the user as well as the medical complaints they suffer from.
The last power comfort recliner we examined is manufactured by Serta- it is the Serta Perfect lift chair. This wall hugging electric recliner has a 375-pound weight capacity and comes in two different colors including an ocean blue and a chocolate. It is advertised as a means of making the lives of elderly adults much more comfortable- accommodating the decreasing mobility that unfortunately accompanies old age.
With a loss of range of motion there comes a greater need to find easier methods of relaxing. This power reclining chair, Serta says, provides an ideal solution for living rooms and family rooms to accommodate an aged person who needs a relaxing resting spot to watch movies, read the paper or enjoy convivial conversation with family and friends.
Seta decided to enter the medical recliner market to enhance the lives of older adults, combining their sterling brand reputation with an ergonomic and proprietary design intended to produce a best in class lift chair.
- One buyer purchased it for a relative who had undergone invasive back surgery and who needed a comfortable reclining spot that would help her get in and out of prone positions.
- Buyers say that the remote control is incredibly simple- two arrow buttons indicate lifting and reclining functions- whenever the back reclines the foot rest raises.
- Another reviewer's husband, who suffers from painful disc degeneration, says that her spouse has a complimented the chair- saying that it is an attractive and highly comfortable option that complements the interior decor of their large living room.
- The width between the arms of the chair, effectively the seat width, is 21 inches.
- Importantly, this is not a wall hugger option- it will need 1.5 to 2 feet of space to get fully prone- reviewers do say it appears like a standard piece of furniture and not ugly, medical equipment.