Having used a riser recliner chair for several months I am able to review and share the good points of using a riser recliner chair, what to look out for and be aware of when buying this type of chair and the models available. At Mobility Shopper we don’t forget the bad points. We are not here to sell you anything, just offer you our honest opinions and a straight talking review along with a few things that the sales person might chose not to tell you! You may well find advertising links relating to the product being reviewed, please consider these as additional information links as they are not directly related to us in any way but are designed to offer you great information and details.
Riser Recliner Chair Introduction:
This riser recliner chair review concentrates purely on chairs designed to assist the disabled or elderly user with rising to a standing position, it is not a review of everyday recliner armchairs designed just for comfort.
Riser Recliner Chair Review:
Before you go out and spend your hard earned cash on a new riser recliner chair there are a few things you should know and be aware of, firstly there are basically two different types of riser recliner chair and choosing the right one is absolutely vital as I found out to my own cost. I will try not to get too technical, not for your benefit but for my own!
Recliner Chair Type I
This type of chair has a single motor so that if there is a footrest on the chair that will rise automatically when the chair (or chair backrest) reclines. This can be a problem for some people that find it uncomfortable to have their feet in a raised position for a long period of time, you can of course put the chair back into its upright position to lower the footrest but of course you will no longer be reclined. This type offers no individual settings for the footrest.
Riser Chair Type II
This is the preferred dual motor option and has a separate motor to raise and lower the footrest, this means that you can recline your chair to the desired position and also not only altar the height of the footrest but also decide if you want the footrest up or down.
As I said at the beginning of this review, I have tried a riser chair to provide assistance with getting to a standing position but unfortunately I went for the type I model shown above and simply could not get on with the permanent raised footrest so my advice would be to try both models but ultimately you would get more options and probably get the most comfort out of your chair by choosing the dual motor option.
Apart from this issue, the chair did the job that it was supposed to and I was happy with that so yes, I would recommend a riser recliner chair if you have difficulty getting out of your current chair into a standing position. It certainly makes getting to a standing position a lot easier, safer and with little effort.
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A few other things to be aware of including chair material, if you go for a leather or plastic type finish to the seat it will be easier to shuffle back into your seat and easier to clean it but be aware that this type of finish will or could be slippery, especially if you add a cushion to the seat. Leather will of course also be colder and take longer to warm up than many other types of fabric.
As always, make sure you get as much information as possible, check the guarantee to ensure that the motor is covered and always do your homework before buying. Click for a great riser recliner video guide for more details or call Willowbrook free on 0800 854 330 if you have any questions or you would like to book a free home demo.
I hope that this riser recliner chair review has been helpful and informative. As with all our reviews we would very much appreciate your opinions.
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