New and Used Lift Chairs: A Buying Guide and Our Recommendations

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A nice lift chair can make it a whole lot easier for you to get around because it makes getting back into your wheelchair a lot easier or even standing up if you have difficulty getting up from a sitting position. These chairs are some of the favorites and there are definitely reasons for that. Each one is going to be super comfortable and great for just about any household.

Choosing Your Lift Chair

You want to make sure the lift chair that you choose is going to be comfortable. Don’t sacrifice anything in order to get a chair you’re going to like. You’ll be the one sitting in it for an extended period of time, after all and you’ll likely spend a bit of money on it, which means you don’t want to get something you don’t even want to use. Why spend your money on something you can’t sit in comfortably and enjoy when you’re watching TV or reading or doing whatever you want throughout the day.

You also want to make sure that the chair is working properly. This is especially important if you’re buying a used lift chair because you need to test out the mechanics. If it doesn’t work then it’s not really going to be useful for you because at that point it’s just a chair and not a lift chair. Don’t buy anything without testing it out.

The materials of your chair may be important to you as well. You want something that is going to be soft but still provide a decent amount of support. You may be sitting in this chair a lot and if it doesn’t have the right level of support that can get to be a problem. If it doesn’t have soft materials at the same time, however, it can actually lead to injury at the same time. You want something that you can lay back in and be comfortable for as long as you want.

Finally, make sure that you are comfortable using the chair. You’re the one who needs to know how to operate the chair and how to get up out of it. If you can’t then it’s not going to do you much good and you may want to pass and keep looking. After all, you don’t want to be entirely reliant on other people for trying to get in and out of your chair. That’s one of the reasons you want to get a lift chair, right? You want to be more independent and the lift chair allows you to do that.

The Options

Perry Ellis

The Perry Ellis ProLounger is a great option that looks great in any household and works great too. This cream colored chair is made with leather, which gives it an elegant and stylish look. It’s also heavy duty, so you don’t have to worry about damage and it has an attached pouch for the controller and anything else you might want to keep with you at all times. It looks just like a standard chair when you don’t need the lift portion and even has a recliner feature so you can lay back and relax while you’re watching TV or reading or anything else.

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The DFM Power Lift is another leather chair that fits easily into just about any space. It’s brown leather this time, which gives it a super-rich look. With a recliner feature so you can easily lean back whenever you want, this chair also has two cupholders, which make it easy to keep your drink or snack right there with you, no matter what you’re doing. It also has a pocket for the controller or anything you might want to carry but this time on the side and the front. The frame is wood and definitely durable for easy use.

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Med Lift

The Med Lift 5555 is actually designed for you to sleep in as well, which means it’s definitely designed to be comfortable. Rather than leather it’s made super soft and plush with reclining features and a pillow. Great for those between 5’ 6” and 6’4”, this chair can lift up to 375 pounds with ease. It offers a lifetime warranty on the frame and lift and a 4 year warranty on everything else so you know you’re getting something strong and durable. There are pockets all around to store everything you might want and the chair itself is designed to be dustless, odorless and non-allergenic so you get to stay comfortable.

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Golden Technologies

The Golden Technologies MaxiComfort Cloud is a little more expensive than the others but it’s definitely comfortable for sitting in over an extended period. This chair is very plushy and comes in a very stylish blue color that will fit with just about anything in your favorite room of the house. It’s programmed to certain settings but also has the option for you to program it to your favorite settings so when you sit down it’s going to be just right for you and provide the right level of support no matter what you want to do.

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Pride Mobility

Finally, the Pride Mobility LC-358XL is another slightly higher priced option, but it offers you a lot for the money. It’s a recliner with a large pocket on each side so you can store anything you want, including the controller. It’s also designed with plush fabrics that keep you comfortable and it has a solid and quiet frame system, so you can use it whenever you want without having to worry about disturbing the rest of the household. You will definitely like relaxing in this one, and you won’t have a problem with it either.

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Each of these chairs are going to help you get in and out easily enough and will make sure that you’re comfortable while you’re sitting or reclining back in them at the same time. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be comfortable all the time, after all.​

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