For many seniors, even the act of standing up out of a chair can be difficult. Fortunately, electric lift chairs can help. There are a variety of chair options on the market, each of which offers different benefits and disadvantages when compared to similar chairs. Electric lift chairs are also sold at various price points. The following models are among the most popular on the market and are available at a variety of prices. Understanding the differences between each will let you choose the one that is right for your personal needs.
Top 5 Electric Lift Chairs for Seniors
- AmeriGlide 325M
- Mega Motion LC-100
- Golden Technologies Relaxer
- Easy Comfort Infinite Position
- Electric Shiatsu Massage Recliner
The 325M is a three-position chair that is on the low-end of the cost scale, making it a good first electric lift chair for seniors. Like many chairs, it can support heavier people, with a weight capacity of 325 pounds (hence its name). It is designed for people between 5’4” and 5’8”, though taller and shorter people could likely use it in a pinch. A variety of available colors (including coca, sky, fern, and sandal) make this a very adaptable chair. Some assembly is required, but is fairly simple and easy enough for most people to handle. Designed to fit in with any home design, it doesn’t stand out the way that some lift chairs will.
- Diverse colors
Mega Motion LC-100
While this chair is a little more expensive than the previous model, it offers a variety of benefits that it does not. For example, it includes asynchronous movement options, one that isn’t included on every chair lift. This means that it doesn’t switch between pre-programmed positions and can be positioned in a variety of angles. Beyond this option is its incredible hardwood frame, its variety of colors, the backup battery for electrical emergencies, and a structure that is designed for a wider range of people.
- Asynchronous movements
- Multiple color options
Golden Technologies Relaxer
Another slightly pricier model, this one offers the same kind of benefits inherent in the previous models. However, it also comes with others including the Trendelenburg position and Zero-Gravity position. These models offer a more comfortable and relaxing seating options, allowing you to adjust it to multiple angles. Color options include hazelnut, sterling, copper, calypso, shiraz, brisa coffee bean, and brisa buckskin. This model can support nearly 400 pounds and can hold people from 5’4” to 5’10”, though the large model options support 5’11” to 6’2”. This makes it a great choice for people who are overweight and have a hard time getting out of their chair.
- Zero-Gravity position
- Heavy-weight support
- Multiple color options
Easy Comfort Infinite Position
The term “infinite position” seems rather lofty, but it is one that actually applies to this chair. It’s wide range of available angles creates a chair that can be adjusted to just about any position. While it’s weight capacity is lower than few of the models, its infinite positions makes it adaptable to seniors who suffer from heavy levels of pain. With seven color options and two different sizes, this model can suit just about anyone. It also comes with a remote control that allows the senior to manage the positioning of the seat without having to bend over or manage difficult manual controls.
- Infinite position
- Remote control option
- Side pocket for storage
Electric Shiatsu Massage Recliner
If your senior suffers from excessive pain and enjoys a healing massage, this recliner is a great option. It includes power rollers that will work directly on your muscles to relax any tension and fatigue that may be affecting your muscles. There are a variety of options they can choose, including neck, legs, and even arm massage. Beyond these massaging options are a heat intelligence system that will add a boost of warmth to the massaging option. These options make this great chair perfect for the senior who has a hard time getting to their massage appointments.
- Multiple positioning angles
- Heating options
- Massaging rollers
Do any of these models sound intriguing to you? If so, then talk to an electric lift store right away. They have experts who can help you find one that works for you or the senior in your life. Make sure to talk to your insurance agent, as it may be possible to get partial coverage on the chair.