You’ve heard a lot about lift chairs, but how much of it is actually true? We’re here to debunk some of the most common myths and discuss some of the top benefits. Let’s get started!
Myth #1: A Lift Chair Will Decrease My Muscular Strength
As you age, your bone strength decreases and your muscles start to weaken, which also affects your range of motion. Trying to rise from a normal chair places your knees at a 90-degree angle, causing immense pressure on your joints when you try to stand. A lift chair allows you to adjust the height of your seat and helps you stand, causing less pressure on your joints. If you are able to rise comfortably with the assistance of a lift chair, you can actually increase your muscular strength!
Myth #2: A Lift Chair Will Decrease My Independence
Contrary to popular belief, lift chairs can increase your independence! Because a lift chair can help you stand without any assistance from a caregiver, you are able to do more for yourself and complete daily tasks. Lift chairs can help increase your confidence and help you live a healthier lifestyle.
Not only can lift chairs help you out of your seat, but they also offer various seating positions. Lift chairs, as a whole, were created to help decrease the risk of pressure sores as well as other medical complications you may encounter by staying seated in one position for too long.
Some lift chairs even include a zero gravity component, allowing your chair to recline so your feet can be elevated above your heart, helping with total body circulation.
Myth #3: Medical Lift Chairs Are Too Expensive
Although lift chairs may seem expensive, you have to think about how long they will last and how they will benefit you in the long run. With a little TLC, you can use your lift chair for many years to come! There are even some financing options available and sometimes Medicare will pay for your lift chair if you qualify.
Your health should come first, which is why at Progressive Mobility & Medical, we do everything we can to find the right type of mobility equipment that will fit your needs as well as your budget.
We Have Several Lift Chair Options
At Progressive Mobility & Medical, we want to help you find the right lift chair for you, which is why we offer Golden Technologies and Pride brands of lift chairs. Whether you’re looking for a lift chair for yourself or a loved one, one of our staff members would love to discuss the various options with you! Call us today at 724-228-4568 to schedule a consultation or feel free to stop by the shop at any time.