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Recliner Chair Disability Recliner Chairs

A riser recliner chair could be the perfect option for you if you are disabled or suffer from a type of mobility restriction. It not only offers you all round support and supreme comfort, but it will also elevate you to a near standing position if you find getting out of your chair a bit of a struggle.

Once safely seated, you will be able to adjust your chair through a range of positions including raising your feet or even to a fully reclined position.

These adjustments are carried out by using an on-chair control mechanism or a remote control handset, slowly adjusting you into your favoured position for maximum comfort and minimal straining.

Safety considerations

Most recliner chairs come with an emergency battery pack that enable you to leave your sitting position, stand up to walk away should you need to in the event of a power cut.

What’s more, it may be a good idea to consider an anti-trap feature fitted so that in the event of anything getting trapped in the mechanism, the chair stops immediately. This is an important factor to think about if there are young children in the house.

Additional features

There are a number of advanced options that make recliner chairs an even more comfortable proposition. For example, many people also consider adding a heat and massage system which can be extremely beneficial if you suffer from any back problems. It has been proven that over time, regular massaging can ease pain over the long term.

Other features you may like to add are side-pockets for easy access to books, magazines, your mobile telephone or the chair’s remote control.

Technical considerations

Recliner chairs typically have either a single motor or a dual motor. Single motor versions offer a simple ‘up and down’ seat motion and tend to fall into the cheaper end of the spectrum.

By contrast, dual motor versions not only provide the ‘up and down’ motion, but also allow the footrest and backrest to operate independently from each other, instantly providing a much wider range of resting positions for the user. Therefore, these tend to be slightly more expensive.

It’s essential that the person who is going to be using the chair knows how to work the remote control handsets. Although simple single motor versions often just have two or three buttons for up and down movement, more sophisticated dual motor reclining chairs often include a more complex array of controls to manage the extra features they offer.

In order to appropriately operate a dual motor chair, the user must have a basic level of manual dexterity as well as competent eyesight.

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