The Riser Chair has proven to be a great innovation for both the disabled and the elderly. These lift recliners are electrically powered with a motor, which allows the chair to slowly push your body forward and upward so that you can literally walk right out of your chair. The chair is easy to control by using a remote control unit that is attached to the chair by a wire. When you are not using the remote, it can be stored in a pocket on the side of the chair.
One of the choices that you will have to make before purchasing a lift recliner is whether you require a single or dual motor model. The single motor chair is more cost effective to buy but will not allow the chair to recline as far. The dual motor chair allows the back section and the footrest to work independently thus allowing the user to find a very comfortable position.
Riser chairs come in a variety of fabrics and materials. Leather is very popular as it offers great style, comfort and durability. With all the fabric options available, it will not be a problem matching your current furniture or home decor. There are also deluxe models available with massage settings and heating units, for a real sense of luxury.
It is essential to consider the maximum weight capacity of the unit before making a final choice. Some chairs may have a maximum of 300 lbs while others could be 500 lbs.
If you become entirely dependent on the lifting feature of the riser chair, you may want to consider a battery back up to allow the chair to function normally in the event of a power outage.
Please keep in mind that some riser recliner chairs have infinite reclining positions, other have set positions. You will want to identify what best suits you before you buy.
Also, check to see what kind of warranty is offered on the lift chair. I suggest that you look for lift chairs that offer a free in-home repair and parts warranty.