As you’re surely aware, mobility issues are common among older adults. It’s simply a fact of life that, as we age, we contend with greater aches and pains. In some cases, those ailments are minor. In many other instances, the health conditions of seniors can be debilitating. Tasks as simple as getting up from a chair can feel next-to-impossible. This is what makes the power lift chair such a sensational invention.
A power lift chair recliner lets you find your most comfortable position with just the touch of a button. Some lift chairs recline all the way back to sleep-ready positions. Other models offer additional recline positions to increase circulation and provide hidden pleasures like heat and massage.
Power lift chairs can reduce edema.
Edema is a condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid that collects in the cavities or tissues of the body. Although the condition can affect any part of the body, it tends to predominantly impact the hands, arms, feet, ankles and legs. Mild cases of edema are known to result from sitting or staying in any one position for too long. This causes portions of the body to swell, making mobility more difficult.
With a power lift chair, a user can easily change the position of his/her legs. They can actually be raised them above the heart to improve blood circulation throughout the body. Not to mention, of course, power lift chairs help their users get to standing positions with ease. A person with mobility issues no longer has to worry about remaining in any one position for too long because of a lack of assistance from a caregiver.
Power lift chairs can reduce pressure sores.
Pressure sores are also known as bedsores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers. They are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue that result from prolonged pressure on the skin. Usually, bedsores develop on skin that covers the bony areas of the body. We’re talking about the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone. People who have difficulty changing their seated or lying positions can often develop pressure sores.
As you may have guessed, one of the easiest ways to prevent pressure sores is to move around. With a lift chair, a user can change his/her position so that he/she is not stationary for too long. Again, this assists with blood circulation, minimizing the risk of pressure sores developing.
Power lift chairs ease stiff joints and muscles.
Back and joint pain are common occurrences for elderly people. To avoid stiff and sore joints, back pain, arthritis and a variety of other conditions, an elderly person can use a power lift chair. Many of the chair’s features promote lumbar support while offering heat and massage. Power lift chairs, in fact, are considered excellent alternatives to pricey back pain relief options like massage therapies and bathtub modifications.
Power lift chairs come in a wide variety of sizes and styles.
In addition to providing optimum safety for the senior or person with disabilities in your home, a power lift chair can greatly improve the look of a room. Don’t assume that you’d be forced to go with a generic model. Power lift chairs are available in a variety of contemporary fabrics and colours to match your home decor. For many users, the power lift chair is simply the best seat in the house!
At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we’d be happy to help you discover the incredible comfort a power lift recliner provides while increasing your independence and safety. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact page! We will help you make an informed choice!