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5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Lift Chair

  1. Go from seated position to standing position with a push of a button.
  2. Recline fully to enjoy a good night’s sleep.
  3. Infinite positions allow you to create your perfect pose throughout the day.
  4. Zero Gravity helps reduce pressure on your circulatory and respiratory systems!
  5. Heat and Massage relieve that achy back.

 


 

Does Medicare Pay for Power Lift Chairs?

If certain coverage criteria and considerations are met, Medicare may cover a part of the cost of a lift chair.

A lift chair unit consists of two main components, the chair itself and the motorized lift mechanism. Medicare will only consider the seat-lift mechanism part, even if it is built into the unit.

At a minimum, the beneficiary MUST meet the following criteria:

  • You have severe arthritis in your hip or knee.
  • You have muscular dystrophy or another type of neuromuscular disease.
  • You must be completely incapable of standing up from a regular armchair or any chair in your home.
  • You must be able to ambulate once standing. Cannot go directly from a lift chair to a wheelchair or bed only. Must be able to walk freely or with an assistive device.
  • You must able to operate the seat lift yourself, and the lift chair helps you sit or stand without the help of others.
  • Your doctor determines that regular movement is medically necessary and that the seat lift may improve your condition or prevent it from getting worse. The seat lift must be prescribed as part of your treatment plan.
  • Your doctor must complete a Certificate of Medical Necessity: CMS-849 – Seat Lift Mechanisms.

 

What You Need to Know About Lift Chairs

WHAT is a lift chair? A device that will gradually lift the person to a standing position and it will similarly, descend the person into a sitting position.

Why that is important… SAFETY!

For both the user of the chair AND the caregiver. The user won't hurt or strain themselves attempting to pull their weight up and out. The caregiver doesn’t worry about hurting their loved one, nor do they worry about hurting themselves at the same time.

A lift chair plugs directly into any standard outlet. It also features a backup power supply that is activated when the power goes out.

Lift chairs are nearly limitless in style and comfort and can accommodate you whether you are 4’9” and weigh 85 pounds or if you are 6’5” and weigh 500 pounds.

Lift chairs offer many different reclining positions designed to relieve discomfort on pressure point areas or relieve back pain. They can recline completely flat and can be a wonderful place to sleep.

WHO benefits from a lift chair? Many elderly and those with who suffer from arthritis or limited mobility will find lift chairs to be THE answer!  People who struggle with stability, leg or back weakness love having the features of a lift chair. 

Lift Chairs Promote Independence!

It allows people to stay in their homes. The impact extends past physically impaired users. Families are impacted in the most positive way!

If safety is a constant concern, let the lift chair take some of that burden off the caregiver. A person using a lift chair will function more independently. Caregivers appreciate the time saved and are able to take care of their other chores. Lift chairs, with their specially designed structure, are easy to operate. Hand controls are the key tool that prevents the injury! With the touch of a button, you can adjust the lift chair to any position you need.

WHAT else do I need to know? Lift chairs come in many styles and sizes. You need to be properly fitted. One size does not fit all! Each chair is made for a certain height and weight.

You or your loved one will be spending a lot of time in the lift chair. You want to sit and try as many as possible before you invest in one. You are looking for the one that will assist in relieving your discomfort.

WHERE should I buy it? If you are comfortable purchasing your furniture that you will spend a considerable amount of time in, without trying and comparing to different models, then purchasing online may be an option. However, if this concerns you, then visiting a local expert with many models to test drive is probably the best option.


 

Lift Chair FAQ

What is the difference between a two-position and a three-position lift chair?

With a two-position lift chair, when the chair is reclining and the footrest is going up, the angle between the backrest and the seat does not change. With a three-position lift chair, when the chair is reclining and the footrest is going up, the backrest reclines back farther, opening the angle between the backrest and the seat. The chair can recline more fully into a “sleeper” or “napper” position.

 

Some of your chairs have a “split chaise pad” while others are described as having a “full chaise pad.” What is the difference?

A “split chaise pad” means there is a gap between the front edge of the seat and the footrest. The gap is covered with a piece of fabric called an apron. A “full chaise pad” means there is one continuous piece of seat foam covered in fabric from the very back of the seat all the way through to the front end of the footrest, providing more support and comfort for the legs when the footrest is raised.

 

My hand control has buttons labeled TV and ZG. What does that mean?

Golden’s unique AutoDrive hand controls for our MaxiComfort Zero-Gravity lift chairs feature factory-programmed buttons for the TV Watching position and the Zero-Gravity position. With the TV Watching position, the footrest raises and the backrest reclines very slightly so that your back, neck, and head are properly aligned to watch TV comfortably. With the Zero-Gravity position, the chair moves your body into the Zero-Gravity position to help relieve stress throughout your entire body.

 

The Owner’s Manual says my chair goes into the Trendelenburg position. My doctor recommends this position for me to help improve the circulation in my legs. How do I get to the Trendelenburg position?

Only Golden’s patented MaxiComfort chairs move into the Trendelenburg position. It is very easy to get to. First, use the ZG button to move to the Zero-Gravity position. Once the chair has moved to that position, then use the backrest button to move the backrest down towards the floor. When the backrest stops moving, the chair is in the Trendelenburg position.

 

What is the correct way to sit in and operate my lift chair?

Follow these steps to properly sit in your lift chair:

  • Make sure that your lift chair is in the standing position.
  • Back into the lift chair and sit in the center of the seat.
  • Press the DOWN button on your hand remote to lower the lift chair to a comfortable seated position.

Follow these steps to properly stand up from your lift chair:

  • Press and hold the UP button on your hand remote to raise your lift chair.
  • Release the button when the lift chair reaches a height where you can stand up comfortably.

Follow these steps to lift or recline your lift chair from the seated position:

  • Press and hold the DOWN button until you are comfortably reclined.
  • Press and hold the UP button to return to an upright, seated position.
  • Release the button when the lift chair reaches a comfortable seated position.

 

Can I use the arm rests on my lift chair when attempting to stand?

Avoid putting all your weight on the lift chair’s armrests. When transferring into your lift chair from a walker or power chair, or when attempting to stand up, we recommend the use of assistive aids and/or a caregiver or attendant for enhanced stability when standing or sitting. Avoid dropping your full weight down into the seat. This can cause damage to your lift chair.

 

Will Medicare pay for a lift chair?

Maybe, you may qualify for coverage on a lift chair. The motorized lift mechanism of a lift chair is a Medicare-covered item. Click Here to Learn More