Bariatric Lift Recline Chairs
One of the top-selling bariatric lift recline chairs is made by Ambassador in Sydney NSW. Larger clients may find moving in and out of a regular seat is no longer an option due to weight, age or health, then durable lift chairs or recliners are often a convenient way to go.
Individuals may consider a more durable, bariatric lift chair by Ambassador at around 150kg and up to 300kg. When it comes to prolonged sitting in a durable lift recliner, bariatric users have a few more comfort and health factors to add to the list. The following information includes things to look for in a bariatric lift recline chair, some of which are applicable to both bariatric and average-weighing individuals:
- Weight capacity to suit a safe lifting load
- Durable and solid frame that’s designed and built to last
- Suitable and customisable foam
- Motor durability
- Dimensions of the seat weight, depth and height are important
- Leg elevation above hip height
Weight capacity for bariatric lift recline chairs:
Every durable recliner product listed online or in stores should have details about weight capacity. It’s best to look for a safe lifting load and Australian standards tested. If the user is in the bariatric weight category, it is essential to purchasing a bariatric lift recliner that was designed to hold a bariatric weight capacity. Using a bariatric lift chair for average weight will rapidly decrease the life of the chair and potentially turn into a dangerous situation.
Look into the materials and framework details of the chair. Some frame structures are welded together while others are held together with heavy, industrial nuts and bolts. Both types have pros and cons. The benefit of having a frame that is held together with bolts is that, in the event that something in the frame requires repair, the entirety of the frame wouldn’t need replacing like it would in a welded structure.
The weight capacity of the frame for bariatric users is one thing. The life and the weight capacity of the cushions are different factors. A high-quality bariatric chair can have a solid, lifelong frame while the cushions are of just mediocre quality.
This is another important reason why bariatric individuals MUST use bariatric lift recliners. If a person is too heavy for a chair that was not made to support their weight, then the combination wears and tears at the motor. Make sure that the chair has a long-lasting motor (with a backup battery) that will lift and lower the person all of the ways without straining or losing power. Read more about our Linak Electric Parts.
Pad width and depth:
One of the biggest mistakes future lift recliner users make is measuring their hips and waists in standing and comparing those measurements against the width and depth of the chair. Everyone’s (no matter how small or large) hips and waists get a little wider in sitting as compared to standing. Before purchasing the chair, measure your hips and waist in sitting, and then add 2-4 inches. Some people like a more form-fitting chair while others want some wiggle room. Three things could go wrong if you get a seat cushion that doesn’t fit your body: rubbing against the skin causing sores or breakdown, lack of back and hip support, and/or sliding out of the chair due to a lack of depth.
Like any recliner, the user needs excellent joint support for prolonged periods of sitting or else there is no reason to keep the chair. The back support should contour well to your spine. For typical spine shapes, there should be extra padding for the lower back in order to support the curvature and fill potential gaps between the back and the cushion. The hips and buttocks should be well-supported and symmetrically positioned at multiple angles of recline. The shoulders should be held neutrally with comfortable upper back support as well as height-appropriate armrests.
High-quality recliners should provide foot elevation at multiple heights and angles. Elevating the feet reduces stress on the lower extremities as well as the hips, which can be a major concern for bariatric individuals. Foot elevation also allows for increased circulation and reduced swelling of the legs and feet.
Multiple angle recline:
Reclined seating opens up the hip angle and reduces compression of the spine, but not every human body has the same needs. The lift chair should offer a wide variety of recline angles to meet unique sitting needs that change throughout the day. Reclining features also open up the lungs and the diaphragm in order to facilitate better breathing.
Overall size for home use:
Lastly, bariatric lift chairs are going to be fairly large in order to support a greater weight capacity. Then users need to consider how the chair will fit inside their home. Delivery through doorways, placement in rooms, space between the wall and back support while in recline, etc. Before making a purchase, users need to be absolutely sure of the both measurements of the chair and the measurements of the living space to see if the chair can realistically fit.
Find a bariatric lift recline chair:
Ambassador Lift Recline Chairs meet all of the above-mentioned features for bariatric Lift Recline Chairs. Contact a stockist near you to arrange a trial. https://www.ambassadorproducts.com.au/retailers/