I need to buy a lift-chair, have no clue, ideas?
November 3, 2011 7:29 PM Subscribe
Caring for elderly relatives: What is the best brand of lift-chair?
posted by Ponderance to health & fitness (4 answers total)
My Father-In-Law had polio as a teenager and as a result has lived with a seriously atrophied leg. He's tough as nails and it didn't slow him down until recent years where the wear and tear started to catch up with him. Compensating for any injury has a price and now his "good" leg has had lots of problems, knee replacement, and he has spinal stenosis and post-polio syndrome. He walks with cuff style crutches and has for decades. He is moving to a walker.
He is 75 YO, I'd guess 235 pounds, 6 feet tall.
He spends a goodly amount of time in his recliner, but getting in and out of it is clearly a source of great discomfort for him.
In an effort to make his life easier we are going to buy him a lift chair. I've looked at the LaZboy site and a number of other sites, but honestly I doubt I've purchased a new piece of furniture in my life, much less a specialty chair.
I want it to be bulletproof, reliable, warrantied, and in deference to my Mother-In-Law, not hideous. Any advice, anecdotes, or wisdom you can offer would be appreciated!!!