Changing the way you do things after an injury, illness or as you age is not only physically and mentally difficult, but can also take a financial toll. Some adjustments like grab bars, raised toilet seats and widened door frames are typically the basic minimal requirements your home needs to meet in order for you to be safe and mobile in it. But comfort add-ons like lift chairs are often left behind because they are not in the budget. Our Maryland lift chair store has a solution for you—lift chair rentals!
What a Lift Chair Does
A lift chair offers a wonderful mix of comfort and function. It is designed to rise up and lower down, thus minimizing the bend your body has to make when assuming a sitting position. This chair meets you more than half way, so that you barely have to bend your knees and back or put stress on your arms and elbows. Some more advanced lift chair models can also recline, sometimes deep enough to turn into a bed. Lift chairs differ in how many positions they can switch to, what they are made of and how much weight they can support.
Why Get a Lift Chair
A lift chair may sound like more of a want than a need, but for many people it’s definitely a need. Sometimes, that’s the only place where they can comfortably fall asleep, or the only way they can independently sit down and stand up. Consider getting a lift chair if you:
- Have trouble sleeping in your regular bed.
- Suffer from limited mobility or chronic pain due to a paralysis, stroke, muscle weakness or arthritis.
- Have been advised by your doctor to engage your knees, back or hips as little as possible to allow them to heal.
Is Lift Chair Rental Wort It?
A typical lift chair costs an upward of $500, which is a lot of money for most people who have numerous medical bills to cover. If you or your loved one suffer from rheumatoid arthritis or another chronic illness, it may make sense to invest in a lift chair you own, because you will be using it a lot. Meanwhile, if you’ve returned home after a hip replacement surgery or another medical procedure that requires a period of recovery, you may only need a lift chair for this short period of time. In this case, lift chair rental may be a more financially feasible option. Or maybe you have an injured or ill relative or a friend staying with you for a few weeks? Lift chair rental to the rescue!
How Freedom Mobility Can Help
At Freedom Mobility, we offer a variety of lift chairs for rent from the simplest models to the sophisticated zero-gravity lift chairs. If you are not sure where to start, one of our mobility equipment experts will help you assess your needs and pick the right lift chair, whether it’s for rent or to own. And while you are visiting our Hanover, MD showroom, you are welcome to take different lift chairs for a spin to see which one you like better. We understand that comfort is very important when it comes to mobility equipment, so we do our best to help you make the right choice. Give us a call or contact us online today for a free estimate on lift chair rental.