Lift chairs are very important tools used by those who have difficulty standing.

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Resources for Selecting the Right Lift Chair

Selecting a lift chair can seem overwhelming, as there are a lot of different types and models available, but if you learn a little bit about how they work and the different types of lift recliners available, selecting the right one is not very hard.

Here at the Lift Chair Guide, we strive to offer accurate unbiased information, so you can learn about how these, and other types of home medical equipment work, without having to spar with a high pressure salesman or worry about the motivations of the advice you are receiving.

While lift chairs are one of the most common topics discussed at the Lift Chair Guide, we also cover a number of other health topics, including offering information about many types of senior arthritis.

Please visit some of our featured lift chair and medical resources listed above and to the side, which not only discuss the devices themselves, but also include reviews of popular lift chairs and manufactures, or check out some of our recent senior health topics that are covered below!

Recent Senior Health Articles

Shopping For Lift Chairs: Local vs Online Lift Chair Stores

Published by Steve Hedberg on April 21, 2012

In todays world of online resellers and smart phones, finding the best possible price is often only a few clicks away, even when you are away from home! Buying medical equipment is no different and so, determining the advantages of an online lift chair store as opposed to a traditional local medical supply company, should be a consideration for anyone purchasing a lift chair.

While both online and local merchants offer advantages and disadvantages, buying a lift chair online is usually the least expensive option. There are a variety of lift chair stores available and in addition to cost, selection is usually bigger at an online store. However, local medical supply stores should not be discounted completely, as they often provide a lift recliner showroom, with a nice selection of lift chairs to choose from!

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Treating Arthritis Naturally

Published by Steve Hedberg on March 24, 2012

There are a number of surgeries and medications that can be used to treat arthritis, but exercise, diet, and non-medical treatments, such as massage, can also play an important role for dealing with arthritis pain. Using helper tools, like a lift chair to make standing easier, can also be important, but lift chairs and other types of home medical equipment are only a part of a successful arthritis treatment plan.

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Medications Used to Treat Arthritis

Published by Steve Hedberg on March 23, 2012

The main symptoms of arthritis include pain, swelling, inflammation, and difficulty moving. These can make many things that a person takes for granted, like cooking breakfast in the morning, much more difficult. A proper arthritis treatment plan will include things like a healthy diet and exercise, as well as making daily tasks easier, such as by using a lift recliner to stand up, but most also include some sort of medication. NSAIDs, or Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, are some of the most common, but these have a number of side effects and, aside from a few like Ibuprofen, will require a doctors prescription.

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How Osteoarthritis Effects the Hip and Knee

Published by Steve Hedberg on March 20, 2012

Osteoarthritis is a type of degenerative joint disorder, which is often found in the elderly. Over time, especially in those who put extreme pressure or force on their joints, cartilage that is found in the area around the joint disappears, resulting in the bones rubbing directly against one another. This can be quite painful and can result in bone growths around the affected joint. Osteoarthritis often leads to disability and among those affected by this type of arthritis, reduced mobility is often a result of the disease.

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The Effects of Osteoarthritis on Cartilage and Joints

Published by Steve Hedberg on March 18, 2012

Osteoarthritis is by far one of the most common types of arthritis, especially among seniors and the elderly. Many refer to it as degenerative joint diseases, due to its effects on joints, which are largely the result of cartilage loss in the joint. One of the more common symptoms is bone growths, called spurs, which develop as the bone attempts to heal small fracutres and fissures that are the result of bones rubbing directly against one another.

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Surgical Treatments of Arthritis

Published by Steve Hedberg on March 2, 2012

While shoulder, hip, and knee replacement surgeries have become much more common and effective treatments for arthritis, surgery is still not usually used as a treatment of arthritis until other treatment avenues have been expended. There are also several other common and much less serious surgeries that can be preformed to treat arthritis, including washing the joint to remove particles that might cause inflammation and removing the Synovium fluid from the affected joint.

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Importance of Safety and Design in a Lift Recliner

Published by Steve Hedberg on February 27, 2012

Many people, when shopping around for a lift recliner, often focus on cost and the type of deal they can get. While this is important and with a little looking, you can often find a great deal on a lift chair, it is also very important to consider the physical needs of the user. Selecting a lift chair that does not meet the height or weight needs of the user can not only make for an uncomfortable experience, but it can also be dangerous. As a result, not only should the characteristics of the user be taken into account, but also their needs as they relate to style and design.

By spending some time understanding the needs and abilities of the person who will be using the device, sorting through the different lift chairs available can be much easier…

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Lift Recliners and Other Types of Lift Systems

Published by Steve Hedberg on February 6, 2012

For seniors, as well as others with difficulty standing, there are many areas of the home that can be difficult to navigate. Using home lifting aids, like lift chairs and bath lifts, can make life easier and safer for the elderly. There are many common types of lifting aids that are used in the home, both by seniors and their caregivers, as well as others who are mobility challenged.

The Lift Recliner, or lift chair, is one of the more common tools used to make standing easier in the living room. Lift chairs offer a complete seating system, providing a comfortable place to sit, as well as making it easier to stand up. Using lift chairs in the home is one of the more common and less expensive ways of improving accessibility, but many other types of home medical equipment is also used…

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Osteoarthritis: Gender and the Relationship with Osteoporosis

Published by Steve Hedberg on January 12, 2012

As is the case with almost all other types of arthritis, the risk for osteoarthritis is much higher in females than it is in males. The reason behind this increased risk in woman is not understood completely, although several risk factors have been identified. In woman, the risk of osteoarthritis in the fingers and hands is the greatest. Osteoporosis is also much more common in females, but a more concrete link between these two diseases has not been identified yet.

However, the diseases can, and do, often work together to form a dangerous combination, as those who have osteoporosis can break their bones very easily and arthritis increases the risk of falling. For many, since tasks such as using the stairs, or even standing, become harder when arthritis develops, using tools like lift recliners provides a way for decreasing the risk of injury. However, if left untreated, arthritis often causes deformities and disabilities, so it is essential to speak with a doctor and begin treatment as soon as possible.

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Osteoarthritis: Risk Factors and Symptoms

Published by Steve Hedberg on January 9, 2012

Osteoarthritis, or, as the British refer to it, osteoarthrosis, is the most common type of arthritis. There are still many things that are not completely understood about this kind of arthritis, including the exact cause, but a number of risk factors have been identified, which include age, obesity, and occupation.

Often referred to as wear and tear arthritis, this type of arthritis is the most common type of senior arthritis and often leads to deformities, as well as difficulty getting around. Many of those who use lift recliners are affected by this kind of arthritis.

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