We all like our creature comforts so it isn’t surprising that these comfortable chairs are so popular. Recliner chairs not only appeal to the stressed and tired members or our population but to the senior population as well.
Thanks to the growing popularity of home entertainment units, the sale of reclining chairs continues to grow despite the recession. You can fine recliners for every budget. If your entertainment dollar is going to be spent at home you might as well opt for comfort and spring for the very best that you can afford. So what will it be? Some models come with stereo systems and outlet plugs for iPods, while others can heat, vibrate, massage or help you get in and out of them should the need arise. Seniors may need to consider chairs that use electric power to tilt back or give a little boost when it is time to settle in or try to get out of them. The comfort level is important and the appeal is universal.
You don’t want to let yourself get too comfortable though, and I don’t want this to be an open invitation for spending the rest of your life snoozing in your chair. It is okay to snooze in your chair but it should be because you are exhausted from your exercise program and not because you are just being lazy. Keep working to maintain your strength and avoid the “help-I’ve-fallen-and can’t-get-up” predicaments that some seniors find themselves in.
Recliner shopping is quite an adventure. There are many features to consider if you are going to splurge on the chair of a lifetime. You can see chairs with manual controls or touch buttons that do all of the work for you. You might like opt for Chaise Styles with head to toe support, wall hugging recliners if space is a problem, or entertainment unit styles with hidden storage features, food trays and cup holders.
Some chairs are stationary but if you are like me, a glider or rocking feature is a must. You can find massage chairs, chairs with heating units, lift recliners or large chairs for oversized people. The selections seem endless and they come in styles from traditional to wing backs so to match your decor.
Lift chairs can look just like any recliner. The difference is that the chair gently and slowly pitches you forward into a standing position. It can give an older person the independence of standing up or sitting down without help.