Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lift Chairs –An Aid to Living a Functional Life

A doctor would always recommend a chair lift to a mobility impaired patient. Immobility could be age related or due to medical problems such as arthritis, back pains, osteoporosis and many other diseases that could weaken the muscles and cause excruciating pain in the joints. Nothing could be more frustrating than feeling helpless. And this is what most people with mobility difficulties feel every time they need to move and fail to do so. 

Lift chairs are chairs that are specially designed to help people with mobility problems on order to sit and stand from a chair with ease. With a push of a button, the mechanism will cause the chair to move into an upright position to enable the user to stand. If a user would want to sit, all he has to do is rest his back against the tilted seat, push a button and the seat would smoothly lower into a sitting position. 

Getting old is a fact of life that no one can evade. Weakening muscles and movement difficulties are suffered by those who are advanced in age. Getting in and out of a chair would pose a problem to a once agile individual more so if the chair is quite uncomfortable. Asking for assistance, however, would be both embarrassing as well as confidence deflating.   A lift chair is a technological advancement that would make life easier for people recovering from surgery and undergoing therapy. Women who have just given birth would find a lift chair most beneficial as sitting on a regular chair would cause discomfort. Likewise, a lift chair would be beneficial to people who have had accident and still recuperating. Those that have hip and knee joint problems as well as those that have weak muscles due to health related problems can make use of the lift chair.

Needless to say, a lift chair would provide elderly people independence as the need to ask for assistance every time they would want to stand up from a seated position is eliminated. Lift chairs would make the work of a caregiver less tedious as they do not have to carry their patients in and out of their chairs.  Lift chair are beneficial not only to the elderly but also to the office worker who suffer from agonizing back pains as a result of sitting for long periods of time. People would oftentimes ignore the importance of correct posture when engrossed with work. Chair lifts would offer back support that consequently reduces back strain.  Lift chair can give the elderly some form of independence and people with mobility problems the chance to live normal lives.

1 comment:

  1. Lift chairs is a life saver for those who have issues trying to raise from being seated to a standing position.