Finding it hard to get into and out of an armchair is a common problem for older people and one which can really affect the ease of everyday living. Buying a riser recliner chair helps solve the problem and allows users to remain independent in their own home. Imagine an armchair that lifts and tilts forward to gently help you stand; you are picturing a rise and recline chair.
Single or dual motor riser recliner chair
There are basically two types of rise and recline chair; they both look the same and raise you up or sit you down in the same way. One type is powered by a single motor; you use a simple handset to control movement of the footrest and the backrest together. Some people prefer single motor chairs as they can be more straight-forward to operate. Dual motor riser recliner chairs can be moved into more positions as the back and footrest are operated independently, helping you find exactly the right position for watching TV or even sleeping.
Riser recliner chair features
Just like ordinary armchairs riser recliner chairs come in various design styles and fabrics to fit with your existing room décor. Plus, some manufacturers offer a full suite of furniture to match your new chair.
Whilst the look of your chair is important, many of the features serve a practical purpose too. For example you can choose from a variety of back types which give different levels of support. A buttoned back and split back will give firm support whilst the cushions on a waterfall back can be filled to give you exactly the right level of support where you need it.
Some chairs also have wooden knuckles ie hand-shaped grips at the end of each arm, to give the user more grip as they rise from the chair.
It is important to buy the correct size of riser recliner chair and to try out the various features to see which suit you the best. If you would like to try out a chair or two, visit our showroom and our team will be happy to help you.