While its important that a person is comfortable in a seated position its also equally important that the individual can get up out of the chair as comfortably and as easily as possible.
Through power assisted operation of a lift chair the user can slowly and carefully manoeuvre the chair so that they can go from a seated position, gradually to a standing position in a safe and supported manner.
Other movement operations of the chair will allow for the chair to be in a recliner position, a foot rest area can be raised and lowered and the user can generally move the seat into a position that suits their need and requirement for that moment with the least amount of effort and the most amount of support.
Not all lift chairs will offer the same amount of functions and manoeuvrability and the price will often define the options available with the chair that you purchase.
Most lift chairs are designed to blend in reasonably well with existing furniture, so if they are used in a persons own home they will generally provide a comfortable and aiding form of seating to the user in a way that the individual can appreaciate the comfort of their own home while still benefiting from the functions of the chair.
Lift chairs can be generous in cushioning and comfort and many will accommodate up to quite a high body weight.
Some of the chairs available offer a battery backup function so that if the user of the chair is very dependant on the chairs functions and there happens to be a power failiure there is then a backup battery power supply so that the person does not find themselves unable to operate and get up and out of the chair.
Some of the more expensive lift chairs will include heat and massage features, this can be a personal choice and dependant on how much someone wants to pay but there are many companies offering different functions with riser and reclining lift chairs from set available positions to many more options for positioning, heating, massage, fabric choice and more.