Lift chairs are motorized chairs that help you move from a sitting to a standing position. They are useful for people recovering from surgery or those with arthritis or a neurological condition that limits movement. You control a lift chair using a remote control.
Lift chairs look like normal chairs but have a motorized part that lifts and tilts the chair forward to help you stand up. Lift chairs help older people with poor mobility to safely rise to a standing position. These chairs are also useful for people with severe hip or knee arthritis.
Lift chairs can also improve posture. Some chairs offer lots of settings so you can choose a position that works best for you. If the chair has an elevated footrest, you can use this to reduce leg swelling and pain. You will not use as much energy getting up from a lift chair, so you may benefit from reduced fatigue, especially in the shoulders.