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Riser Recliner Chairs for the Elderly

Riser Recliner Chairs for the Elderly
June 05, 2020

Why are riser recliner chairs so beneficial for the elderly? And what riser recliner chairs do we recommend? Find out here.

Riser recliner chairs are one of the most popular pieces of furniture amongst the elderly community and it’s easy to see why. They’re incredibly beneficial to those who have aches and pains in their joints, providing some temporary relief. 

We’ve put together a guide to show you the benefits of riser recliner chairs, the options available to you as well as some of our top picks of the best riser recliner chairs in our collection. 

What are the benefits of Riser Recliner Chairs?

  • They are specially designed to provide support on key pressure points including your neck, back and joints.

  • Riser recliner chairs help you put up your feet and relax. As well as reclining, they lift and tilt allowing you to get back to your feet with ease. 

  • They help to ease the pressure on your joints, especially if you suffer from poor posture, swelling in the feet, or weak knees 

  • Chairs with heat and massage features provide temporary relief from aching joints and some even turn into a bed which is ideal if you fancy an afternoon nap.

  • You don’t need to have a mobility issue to feel the benefit of riser recliner chairs. They provide anyone with hours of comfort so you can kick your feet up and relax. 

What options do you have to choose from?

The first choice you have to make is what type of riser recliner chair you'd like. There are two main types, these are single motor and dual motor. 

What's the difference between single motor and dual motor?

A single motor riser recliner chair has a backrest and footrest that move simultaneously. So as you recline back, the footrest moves at the same time.

Dual motor riser recliner chairs have independent motors for both the footrest and the backrest. This allows you to adjust the backrest and footrest independently for a wider range of movement. 

It’s important when you pick a riser recliner chair, as with any piece of furniture, that you pick something that suits you and your home. Here are some of our top picks to help you find the best riser recliner chair for your needs.

Cullingworth Riser Recliner Chair with Headrest and Lumbar

The Cullingworth is handmade here in the UK and is the first British-made riser recliner chair that comes fitted with a powered headrest and lumbar support. It’s been specifically designed with comfort in mind. It’s easy to use and has a neutral colour scheme to ensure it suits any home decor. 

It’s dual motored so you can operate the backrest and footrest independently. This allows you to find your ideal position that suits your posture. It also features a USB charging port and LED lights.

If that wasn’t enough, it’s also Which? recommended. They’re quoted as saying “simply put, this is the best riser recliner chair we’ve ever seen”. It also comes with a 5-year warranty for your peace of mind. 

The Cullingworth is part of our British Heritage Range, all of which are handmade right here in Britain. 

Cullingworth Dual Motor Rise Recliner Chair with Powered Headrest and Lumbar - Semi Reclined

Hainworth Dual Motor Riser Recliner Chair with Heat and Massage

What’s better than unwinding in a riser recliner chair with heat and massage functions? The Hainworth will help you to feel less stiff with a daily massage in a heated recliner that keeps you warm in the colder months. We love that it's made using leather so is incredibly easy to clean and maintain. 

The Hainworth riser recliner chair has an 8 point vibration massage function that helps to relieve those who suffer from MS, Arthritis, Rheumatism and poor circulation.

You can recline fully flat with or without the footrest raised. And you can use the rise and recline functions with a simple touch of a button using the 4 button handset. This chair also comes with handy pockets for storing loose items like books and magazines to keep your room free from clutter.

Hainworth Riser Recliner Chair with Heat and Massage

Axbridge Dual Motor Riser Recliner Chair

The Axbridge is a dual motor riser recliner and gives you the ultimate power over finding your comfortable reclined position with multiple positions to choose from.

A rare feature for mobility chairs, the filling in the chair can be easily added or removed from the backrest to help you find your ideal level of comfort and support.

This chair is also available as a single motor model and has an electric recliner chair model that comes with easy to use controls.  Axbridge electric recliner chair - fully extended

Burlington Fabric Dual Motor Riser Recliner Chair

The Burlington comes in a stunning fabric with your choice of bright and vibrant colours. This riser recliner will help you get to your feet without worrying about spilling your drink with a handy cup holder that comes fitted. 

This chair also comes with a padded headrest so you can comfortably rest your head and recline to a fully flat sleeping position for those afternoon naps. You can choose whether to raise the footrest or keep your feet on the floor.

The chair is simple to operate with a 4 button remote control. It operates quietly so you can move position without disturbing anybody else in the room.  Burlington Fabric Dual Motor Riser Recliner Chair

So, there you have just a handful of our top riser recliner chairs. If you need any more information or help choosing yours, feel free to send us a message using the live chat below or give us a call on 0800 567 7618 and we’ll be happy to help you.

If you want to find out more about our range of recliner chairs, take a look at our Recliner Chair Buying Guide for even more help choosing the right chair for you.

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