It is important to know the differences between a lift chair table and a recliner when looking for a medical lift chair. When we refer to a lift chair, this simply refers to the person who will be using it. A lift chair recliner is designed for people with limited mobility who can only get up to an upright position. These people have difficulty getting up from a seated position in a traditional setting like a home or office. Using a lift chair table instead of a recliner allows the person to be able to lie down while in bed or while in a car.
Lift chairs and recliners are often used together as a solution for those people who cannot get up to use the features of both. A lift chair table may not seem that much different from an ordinary recliner, but there are some notable differences. The table has more foot and leg room and comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate different users. The ability to elevate the legs during sleep gives the user a greater range of mobility and more comfort when they awaken.
The main difference between a lift chair table and a recliner is the amount of support, the table provides. Lift tables are built into beds because they make it much easier for the patient to reach all parts of the bed while in a recline position. Recliners are designed to be used in situations where the person needs more support than they receive from the mattress. For example, those who are bed ridden due to diabetes or advanced aging may not be able to bend over completely to pick up a pen or use the restroom. A lift table is typically built deep enough that the legs can be comfortably extended and the upper body is supported from underneath. Most tables have built in feet so they are also useful for people who are confined to wheelchairs.
A lift chair table is typically smaller than a recliner. Tabletop units measure approximately three feet by three feet. They are designed to fit against the side of the lift conveniently and are made of hard plastic or metal. They usually have an extending base that extends the full length of the chair. The table top has two or more cup holders and a small platform where a patient may stand. The platform may be adjusted so that the bottom of the legs is higher than the top of the legs, which allows the patient to have a greater degree of comfort while they are in the recline position.
If you have someone in your family who is bed ridden due to diabetes or old age, you may want to consider a lift table for their benefit. A lift chair table is easy to operate and comes with an instructional manual. The table can be used to provide for different levels of recline based upon the needs of the individual patient. If your elderly relative requires higher levels of support at night, you can use a lift table to provide them with comfort as they sleep. If someone in your family is having trouble climbing stairs, you can use lift tables to help them maintain a level of mobility.
You can purchase lift chairs or lift tables from your medical supply company, home depot or a variety of other sources. These items can be expensive, depending on the specific needs of the individual. If you are in need of an inexpensive lift chair or table, you may want to check out some of the discount medical supply stores that may have them. The doctor’s office may also purchase lift tables in bulk to keep their equipment up to date and give patients a better experience.
If you purchase a lift table from a medical supply store, make sure that you examine the item very carefully before making a purchase. Some lift tables are made of inferior material that could damage your furniture or hurt you if you try to lift it. Look at the lift chairs or tables legs for cracks or other possible damage. If you are unsure about the quality of lift table you need, ask the store about their return policies. The store may cover the cost of return shipping or repair of an item that is faulty.
As with any medical equipment, lift chairs and tables come with a variety of options and features. Each person who will use a lift chair will have a different preference for the amount of comfort and support they desire. If you suffer from arthritis, weak legs, or have back problems, you may not be able to safely operate on standard chairs. With a lift chair table, you can rest easy knowing that you can comfortably sit and stand for long periods of time while still maintaining good posture.