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Buying a Riser Recliner Chair

Riser recliner armchairs are no longer exclusive to care homes or retirement villages. Many people, and in particular the elderly or those with mobility issues, choose to have a riser recliner in their own home to make their life a bit easier. These kinds of chairs offer greater comfort than a standard armchair because they provide more support, as well as making it easier to get up again. Riser recliners in particular make it much easier for those with mobility issues to get up because there is a rising function in the seat which aids the user to stand.

There are plenty of different models available on the market, so here are some of the main features and considerations that you should take into account when choosing yours.

1. Style

Your chair doesn’t have to make your living room look like it’s turned into a retirement home. Modern riser recliner chairs don’t look much different to standard armchairs and are available in a variety of colours and materials so that they complement the rest of your living room décor, as well as going with any other seating that you have such as a sofa or other armchairs. Most chair manufacturers will offer a range of different fabrics for you to choose from, so ask to see a selection of the materials and try them out in your room.

2. Additional Features

Some chairs have extra features, such as massage therapy technology, which can be a great benefit if you are suffering from painful conditions such as arthritis or chronic back or neck pain.

3. Electric or Manual

This may depend on your budget, but riser recliner chairs are usually available in both electric and manual versions. An electric chair will usually give you a greater choice of positions, as well as more control over the different functions. Bear in mind, however, that you will obviously need to place your chair within reasonable reach of a power socket.

4. Space

Reclining a chair can take up more space than you think, and certainly more space than a standard armchair, so consider where you’d like your chair to go ideally and decide if there is enough space in this area to accommodate it. You’ll be able to get measurements from the manufacturer in advance to fully check whether the chair will fit. Also make sure to leave enough room around the chair for any equipment that you might need to help you once stood. This equipment will need to go at the side of the chair once it is reclined to be clear of the foot rest, so think about space at the sides of the chair as well as in front and behind.

5. Price

The prices of riser recliner chairs vary across the board,, but if you are buying this chair to give you extra support and comfort, then don’t go for the cheapest option. Choose a chair that is good quality and that will help to improve your independence and quality of life.

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