A riser recliner chair is a type of electric armchair that’s designed to facilitate movement, offer a uniquely comfortable and optimum viewing position to watch television (or enjoy an afternoon snooze!), and make it easier to get in and out of your seat. They are also perfect for people with mobility issues, and can restore independence.
Riser recliner chairs come with three major functions: the leg rest can be lifted, the back rest can be adjusted and the chair can move into a rise or recline position. Together, these functions provide you with that little bit of extra support for ease of comfort and independence, whilst also transforming your living space.
So what are some of the main benefits of using these chairs? Here we’ve outlined 5 key benefits of riser recliner chairs:
1. Improves circulation and reduces the risk of swelling
There are many ways in which riser recliner chairs help to improve circulation. Sitting in the same position for long periods of time can lead to poor circulation and swelling, but a riser recliner chair helps to keep you moving – it supports your seat and enables you to change positions at the push of a button. The adjustable leg rest also gives you the opportunity to raise your legs, which is not only great for sitting back with your favourite tea, biscuits and a good programme, it also helps to take away any strain on your legs and aids healthy circulation.
2. Improves posture
A tilt in space feature helps to improve overall posture, especially for those of us who have difficulty sitting upright. The feature works by tilting the entire chair backwards and forwards, all while the seat and back angle stay fixed, which helps to secure your pelvis and support your thighs, minimising the risk of you sliding down on your seat.
3. Reduces aches, pains and pressure sores
Pressure sores, as well as aches and pains, can be extremely uncomfortable and are often a consequence of being in the same position for long periods of time. However, riser recliner chairs give you the freedom to adjust your position and keep you moving easily and conveniently. Many riser recliner chairs that have the classic three waterfall cushions on the back rest can often also be adjusted in various ways to maximise your comfort too.
4. Maintains independence
The riser function in particular helps you claim back your independence. There is absolutely no need to feel like you’re confined to a chair or need to wait for help to get up and about and back on with your day. Having a little extra support to aid your standing can reduces the strain of getting up all from the push of a button. Some chairs can also have their rise position adjusted to suit your specific needs, so whether you need a little help getting up or a lot – your riser recliner has you covered!
5. Provides maximum comfort
For so many of us, comfort is one of the most important features of a riser recliner chair; this type of chair should be extremely comfortable and relaxing in order for you to fully benefit from its features.
Find out more about Farborg riser recliner chairs
We work closely with clinical professionals to ensure that our riser recliner chairs not only provide support, safety and independence, but also provide total comfort. We’re so passionate about this that we offer a 100% no-quibble comfort guarantee – if you’re not completely comfortable in your Farborg chair, we’ll give you your money back!
Choosing the right size riser recliner chair is extremely important in terms of both safety and comfort. If you’re unsure whether a riser recliner is right for you or you’d like some guidance on choosing the most appropriate chair, please do give us a call and we’ll arrange for your local representative to bring one of our chairs to you for a no-obligation trial.
They’ll show you everything you need to know so that you can try before you buy. You can also find out more information about us and what makes our chairs different via one of our other blogs: Why Buy a Farborg Riser Recliner?