Lifting Seat Assists Help Those Mobility Challenged
My Mom had a hard time getting up from her easy chair toward her later years. I wanted to buy her one of those fancy power lift electric chairs, but she repeatedly said ‘No.’ I knew that she was firmly rooted in her beloved easy chair so, the next best thing I could figure out was to buy her one of these spring powered lifting seats, aka seat assists, aka, lifting cushions.
There are basically two types of lifting seats on the market – those that use no electricity and those that do use electricity. I chose the simpler model which uses no electricity as we didn’t have an outlet by her chair (all I needed was for Mom to trip over a cord….)
The lifting seat I chose for Mom was spring powered and assisted in lifting when she started to get up. This spring powered seat assist worked perfectly to give Mom just the little boost she needed to get up and on her feet on her own. In looking back though, I probably would have gotten the electric seat assist, especially since, as she aged, she needed a bit more of a ‘boost.’
Spring Powered Lifting Seats
When purchasing a spring powered lifting cushion, make sure you check the weight range so you select the right one for your elderly loved one.
Carex Upeasy Seat Assist (Standard – Up to 200 lbs.)BARIATRIC – Uplift Technologies UPE 3 UPEASY Lifting Cushion, 200-340 lbDuro-Med Seat Assist Chair Lift, Navy (80-230 lbs)Lifting Cushion Seat Assist Chair Seat Lift – Weight Limit 80-230lb (36-159kg)Carex Health Brands Uplift Premium Seat Assist, Standard SizeBARIATRIC Duro-Med EZ Boost Seat Chair Actuator Lift Assist Cushion with 6 Weight Adjustment Levels, Weight Capacity 200 to 340 pounds, Black
Electric Power Lift Seats
Electric power lift seats are wonderful for those senior citizens who are unable to rise themselves enough for the spring powered seats. With a push of a button, your senior citizen friend will be standing and ready for action (whatever that may be….).
Carex Health Brands Premium Power Lifting Seat, Up To 300 lbs.Uplift Technologies UPE-P100 UPEASY Power Seat, Up To 300 lbs.Lifting Cushion Electric Chair Seat Lift – Weight Range Up to 300 lbsUplift UpEasy Power Lifting Assist Seat Cushion, Up to 300 lbs.Carex Health Brands Upeasy Power Seat,
Standing is always better with something to hold onto, particularly with senior citizens who might have blood pressure issues that cause dizziness. These standing aids will help provide security for your senior citizen friend as they stand or sit.
Stander CouchCane – Ergonomic Safety Support Handle + Adjustable to Fit Most Chairs Recliners Couches and Lift Chairs + Lifetime GuaranteeStander Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar – Tension Mounted Floor to Ceiling Transfer Pole and Standing Mobility Aid with Multi-Position Safety Support Handle for Elderly + Fits Ceilings 7-10 Feet + Lifetime Guarantee Iceberg WhiteAble Life Universal Stand Assist – Adjustable Standing Mobility Aid and Assist Handle for Couch Chair and Sofa with Dual Cushioned Support Handles + Lifetime GuaranteeSafetySure StandEaseStander EZ Stand-N-Go – Ergonomic Support Handles and Adjustable Standing Mobility Aid for Couch Chair or Recliner 8.5 Pounds + Lifetime Guarantee