What is a lift chair?
A lift chair is a recliner that has a seat lift mechanism that lifts the chair up and also allows the chair to recline. They come in multiple styles, fabrics, and sizes. The most basic lift chair is the 2 position lift chair. It features a sitting and standing position only. Then you have the 3 position lift chair which does sitting, standing and then it reclines, but not a full recline. This system has one motor on a scissor mechanism so when you recline the back the feet move and when you adjust the feet the back moves. The next type of lift chair is the infinite position lift chair. This chair has two motors that allow the back and the feet to work separately.
Does Medicare cover lift chairs?
This is a question we get asked all the time. The quick answer is yes but..... You have to ask the insurance company the right question. Technically they only pay for 1 lift mechanism, not the chair.Medicare pays 80% for Medical Equipment that they deem necessary. Your supplemental will pick up the 20% of what Medicare doesn't pay on the lift mechanism not the entire chair either. Example would be if you bought a chair that was a $1,000.00 Medicare is only going to pay around 80% of $240 of that cost. Your supplemental would pay around $60 which is the 20%. We have a blog where we go into more detail on this. Click here to read more.
Here's our update for 2019! Enjoy
At All-Star Medical we strive to be as unbiased as we can we it comes to offering our opinions to our consumers. We have updated this blog a few time over the years so if you are reading it we just made an update in March of 2019.We have over 60 lift chairs in stock so we let the customers decide what chair they like best. Today I'm going to give you my opinion on what I like and why. For Pricing on the chairs just click the words in Yellow and it will take you to the specific lift chair page to see all the options and pricing.
LC 358 Lift Chair by Pride Mobility
If you like the LC 358 but not sure on the size, you are in luck. Pride Mobility offers the LC 358 in 6 sizes and it has weight capacities of 375, 500, 600 lbs. It's a great fit for someone under 5'3 and up to 6'2. This is Pride Mobility's most popular lift chair. It's a single motor chair with an easy to use remote for a reasonable price.
#9 PR 501 Lift Chair by Golden Technologies
The Original. The PR 501 is the best seller by far for Golden Technologies. Whether you’re 5’0″ to 6’8″ and 300 to 375 lbs., the Comforter Series from Golden Technologies has just your size — actually five sizes. Featuring a plush seamed backrest with lumbar support, a soft, comfortable seat and our “grip rite” arm design, the Comforter series gives you the perfect fit. This chair comes in Jr Petite, SM, MED,LG, and TALL.
#8: Pride Mobility PLR 935 VivaLift Tranquil Power Recliner
You will searching a long time to find a chair that has 4 motors and is under $1200 but Pride Mobility has done it with the PLR 935 Traquil Vivalift Power Recliner. You get an independent motor for your feet, backrest, power lumbar, and Power Headrest. You also get an easy to use remote with a USB port to charge your gadgets along with lithium battery back up.
#7: PR 401 Lift Chair by Golden Technologies
The Cambridge is new and improved!! We’ve re-designed the backrest to give it a more supportive design, and re-sized both models to better fit more people.
The PR401-SME is the small/medium for people 5’1” to 5’6” and the PR401-MLA is the medium/large for people 5’7” to 6’4”. This is a single motor chair with a contemporary design with a deep seated seated comfort with ultra soft back.
#6 PR 355 Lift Chair by Golden Technologies
If price is an issue then the PR 355 Monarch is the lift chair for you. With its over stuffed double seamed back the PR 355 feel great. It comes in a Medium & Large and fits someone between 5'4-6'2 along with a 375 lb weight capacity. It offer a single motor with an easy remote for lift & recline. You are limited to fabrics on this chair.This chair retails under $900.00.
#5: PR 505 Lift Chair by Golden Technologies
This has been one of Golden Technologies most popular chairs for years. The PR 505 Lift chair is a two motor chair which gives you the ability to basically sit anyway you want because one of the motors actually controls the back independently. It comes in 4 different sizes and is offered in multiple fabrics. The Maxi Comforter features a plush, seamed backrest with lumbar support, a soft, comfortable seat and our unique “grip rite” arm design. You have the ability to go to a zero gravity position which is great for lumbar issues. The difference between this and the PR 501 is that the PR 505 has two motors.
#4: PR 756 Lift Chair by Golden Technologies
If you like comfort then the PR 756 is the chair for you. You get the waterfall back with a deep seat feel for the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. This chair is a 2 motor chair and will position you just like all the other 2 positions chairs do. The difference really is the back pillows can be easily adjusted for the perfect level of support. The PR 756 is offered in a medium or large for anyone 5'4-6'2 and has a 375 lb weight capacity. You can get multiple fabrics in this chair, I recommend the Brisa or the padded suede
#3" LC 525i Lift Chair by Pride Mobility
The LC 525i has been upgraded and you will like it even more. It's a great chair that comes in 3 different sizes(Medium, Large & petite Wide) to fit someone between 5'4 to 6'2 and is also made in a petite wide for someone a little larger in the hips and 5'3 or under. This is a 2 motor chair which gives you the ability to find that perfect position to just relax. You also get a wide variety of fabric selections in this chair too.
#2: VivaLift!® - Atlas PLR-985M
Pride Mobility has really outdone themselves this time with the PLR 985 Atlas Viva Lift Recliner. You get 4 motors in 1 chair! That's right 4 motors in one chair. One for the back, one for the headrest, one for the Power Lumbar, and one for the feet. The chair fits well for people between 5'6-6'2. It has a 375 lb weight capacity with a 22 inch seat width. You also get a easy to use remote with a USB port that gives you the ability to charge your phone or tablet along with built in easy to use CUP HOLDERS!!! Last but not least you get a Lithium Battery back up so you never have to worry about power outages.
#1: PR510 Cloud by Golden Technologies
The PR 510 Cloud is by far my favorite lift chair. I don't think there is another chair on the market like it. The over stuffed biscuit back design really makes you feel like you are laying on air. the unique arms conform in to give you a great feel. They are now making the cloud in a sm/med and med/large and I really like the small/ medium (I'm 5'8 ). You have a 2 motors which give you the ability to lay in trendelenburg or zero gravity or just sit back and relax in the TV Watching position. My favorite color is the coffee bean brisa but you have a lot of options when it comes to fabrics on this lift chair.