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For many people with mobility problems created by things like arthritis or rheumatism then a riser recliner chair can be a real boon. Too often though somebody makes a wrong decision for them and they end up with an standard recliner chair, mainly because they are less expensive. However this is short sighted as the person with the disability or mobility problems will not get best use out of the chair.
Riser recliner chairs are designed specifically for those people with mobility and disability problems and as such can be purchased without VAT providing the right information is supplied. This means you completing a declaration form for whoever you purchase your chair from for them to hold on file for their VAT records, a false declaration can bring prosecutions though from HM Revenue and Customs so make sure you get it right!
There are two types of riser recliner chair, one which has a single motor and the other which comes with a dual motor system. If you chose the single motor chair you will find it wonderfully useful to you in the fact that it will take you easily and gently from a standing position to a sitting psition without any pressure on your back knees or hips and without that jarring sensation you can get when you have to drop into a standard chair. Once you are into a sitting position, you can by continuing to press the button on the hand control set raise your feet to relieve the pressure on your ankles and help with circulation. The only disadvantage with this is that as the feet raise up the back of the chair tends to recline as the single motor drives both areas.
Dual motor riser recliner chairs have the advantage of having a separate control on the handset for the back of the chair. This is so much better if you want to watch television or read as it means that the back only reclines when you want it to not just when your feet are being raised. Obviously having a dual motor means that the chair is slightly more expensive but it could be money well spent. You should not be confused by the term dual motor it means that they have separate motors for the footrest, which also controls the rising action of the chair and the back rest but it does not mean that there is a ‘back up motor’. However most riser recliner chairs also come with battery back up systems so if a power cut happens you can gently get back to a normal position, no need to be trapped.!
If you find you need a riser recliner chair because of your condition it may well be sensible to look at having an electric adjustable bed as well, between the two of them, the chair and the bed, your life style can become so much better.