As we all age, it sometimes becomes harder for us to move around. Even something as simple as getting up from a chair may become difficult, especially if you have bad arthritis or limited mobility.

With a riser reclining chair, the difficulty associated with getting in and out of a chair can be greatly reduced, or even eliminated. This is because the riser chair does what your muscles and joints would normally do. When getting out of a normal chair, you use your hips and your abdominal muscles to bring your torso forward. Then you use your leg muscles and your knees to lift yourself out of your chair. Your feet and ankles provide balance as you begin to stand up from the chair.

Riser reclining chairs will put you in an almost vertical position, so that you don’t have to put as much stress on your knees and joints in order to get out of the chair. With the simple press of a button, your lift chair will slowly push your body forwards and upwards so that you can literally walk right out of your chair.

Factors to Consider Before Buying

Riser reclining chairs (lift chair) can greatly improve the quality of life for people suffering from mobility-impairing symptoms. A Mobility Riser / Recliner chair or lift chair can look and feel like a normal reclining chair. But a lift chair makes it easier for a mobility-limited individual to get in and out of the chair by gently rising into a more comfortable position. Such chairs are available if in a variety of colours and fabrics. They also come with a variety of features such as heat and massage.

With all the different types of lift chairs, it is important that you get the right for you. You should consider the below:

Weight Capacity

Consider the maximum weight capacity of the chair. Does it match your needs?

Fabric Type

Riser / Recliner chairs come in a variety of fabrics and materials. Which suits you?

Battery Backup Feature

If you are entirely dependent on the lifting feature of the riser chair, in the event of a power cut you may get stuck in the chair. That is, unless the chair has a battery backup feature. If the lift chair features a battery backup, the chair would function normally in a power outage.

Number of Reclining Positions

Some riser recliner chairs have infinite reclining positions, other have set positions. Reclining to a laying-down position.


Check to see what kind of warranty is offered on the lift chair. Look for lift chairs that offer a free in-home repair and parts warranty.


Riser recliner chairs vary in price.


The more expensive riser recliner chairs offer such luxuries as heat and massage features. Are these features required? At Help My Mobility we can aid you in finding the right riser reclining chair that best suits your needs and the most competitive prices on for all riser chairs.