Electric Lift Chair

@webeishere (36353)
United States
March 5, 2009 5:40pm CST
I need some help as to where I can buy an electric lift chair. My dad needs one badly as he ruined the one he had. It is beyond repair. These chairs lift the seat area up so the person is almost standing and thus making it easier and less stressful to get in and out of the chair. I am in Minnesota USA and want to find one in a decent price range. I've checked online and found some anywqhere from $600 and up. He is paying and willing to spend up to $800 possibly higher. But I want to buy one at a store and not online. All help is appreciated. Thanks in advance all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
6 Mar 09
As far as a store, I am not completely sure, but I would bet that if you were to call your local nursing home or hospital, they could give you the name and number of a place to get them. I know that my Grandparents went throught their pharmacy to get the numbers the needed. If you are not set on a brnad new one, you may check with health care facilities in your area. Sometimes, they do get rid of them. I kn wwhen I worked in the nursing home, we had several in storage that were not brand new, but they were very gently used. They had to either sell them or throw them away.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Thanks. I've a lot of calls to make between njow and Sunday. I am getting one Sunday for sure one way or another. Wether in person or online. Dad needs it bad as he is just falling into the chair he uses now. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
7 Mar 09
It is Saturday, and I just loked in this week's Walgreen's add. In it, they have a lift chair on sale for $599 with free shipping. I know that today is the last day for this sale, so I hope you see this in time.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
6 Mar 09
Obviously I can't give you the answer you are looking for because I am in Canada. The reason for my reply is this: I bought a lift chair (Leather) and I did buy it locally but I have learnt two very good pieces of advice and I'd like to pass it on. Try to get one that has a pouch along the side so there's a safe place for the remote, mine doesn't. The most important thing is have your dad sit in the chair. I didn't pay enough attention to this and my ankles hang off the end of the foot rest and this chair is the most uncomfortable piece of crap I have ever bought and here they sell for 1,389.00. The chair looks good but it sure isn't built for comfort. Make sure you buy a long enough one!!! Just my opinion.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Mar 09
That's the one thing the old one did not have. Many times the remote cord got pinched due to it lying low as the chair was lowered. All the ones that I've looked at online have a pouch on one or both sides. Sorry for your problems with the size. Dad is a large man so many chairs don't fit him right as it is. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
10 Mar 09
This is an honor. Thank You so much for BR.
@mummymo (23707)
6 Mar 09
I wish I could help you AGB but i have no idea where you would fins something like that in the USA! I have a chair like that it is a riser recliner - it lays back as well as sitting up and then lifts me so all I have to do is step off the chair. I didn't buy mine though - it is provided by the NHS and has made a huge difference to my life! I wish there was somewhere like the medical loan equipment service where you live it would make it much easier for you! Good luck finding one! Hugsxxxxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I've a lot of numbers to call tomorrow and Saturday. A couple stores as well to visit Sunday. I found some online for under $600 with free delivery as well. Thanks bunches though. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM AGB!!~
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@mummymo (23707)
6 Mar 09
Please let us know how it works out! I can imagine the difference it makes to your dad! can I just say though that it may be worth seeing if your dad can test them for a little while before you buy any particular one if possible? Just that one that I had before I couldn't sit on it for more than 30 minute , the way the leg support was hurt my legs too much after 10 minutes , which was something I could never have guessed from looking at it! Hugs xxx
• United States
6 Mar 09
Bob If your Dad is a vet the VA will pay full price for one for him, just a thought. In my area you purchase those from the medical supply stores, if he's not a vet. Blessings Marilyn
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I'll have to check with the VA in Minnespolis as well. Thanks bunches also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
6 Mar 09
Bob one more suggestion for you. Try our local freecycle or craigs list, we have offers on the FC list I own at least once a month or so, people either lost the loved one using them, or they just don't need them anymore, and most of the post say they are in good shape.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I got a Lazyboy that lifts - no memory of how much I paid
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Do you recall where you bought it at? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
6 Mar 09
the Lazyboy store
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Have you checked medical equipment stores? They usually have them. I have such a store here and they have several models from $400 on up. Look under medical supplies in the yellow pages and I'm sure you'll be able to find one. If not, they will be able to steer you in the right direction!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Thanks. There's one actually very near me. I am going there Sunday to shop possibly. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
6 Mar 09
Check with your local furniture stores. Quite often they can order these even if they don't have them in stock. The problem with ordering them from furniture stores is that they are often hard to get repairs if they need them. Check with a store that deals in durable medical equipment sales. They also repair the item and sometimes the repair is free because of warranties on the item.
@suspenseful (40313)
• Canada
6 Mar 09
I live in Canada, so cannot help you, but we have a disabilities place, and also the Brick here, does have lift chairs as well as Sears. But I think that you have to go to a medical equipment place to get one. My husband is looking for one as well, but here in Canada, the cheapest price is $900.
@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
6 Mar 09
Contact your local department of aging and see if they have a list of local providers. Then get your dad's doctor to write a prescription and Medicare should pay for the "lift" portion of the chair's cost. The rest of the chair would be out of pocket. They would have done that with Mom if she'd improved enough to not be bedridden at the end, so I'm sure the procedure is the same in other states, if not very similar. Here - I think this is a number that could help you on this page: http://www.mnaging.org/advisor/SLL.htm They provide support for caregivers, so I'll bet they'd have the info you're looking for.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
7 Mar 09
Hi grandpa Bob - I am so sorry but I cannot help you with this question. I do hope that someones does know and respond. Blessings
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Have you checked at your local medical supply stores, you know where they sell stuff like wheelchairs, and walkers, and canes, sometimes you might be able to find chairs like that there. Even some furniture stores might have them, you'd be surprised. I hope he finds one....Have a good day
@Darkwing (21587)
6 Mar 09
I'm sure if you type it in the search engine, they will come up with some high street shops or manufacturers who could tell you which shops they supply. A lot of the high street shops have sites online but you can still go to the shop and buy. Brightest Blessings and good luck in your search, my friend.
@suzzy3 (8351)
6 Mar 09
I am in England so I cannot help you.Good luck with finding one soon.Thinking of you and your Dad love suzzy3xxx.
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Ok, I cheated a bit. I did a search for Electric lift chairs close to C00n Rapids. I know where to find them in my area. But I am not from Minnesota, so... 4 Day Medical Store Slp (952) 922-2420 4216 Minnetonka Blvd, Minneapolis, MN Jackson Medical Equipment (651) 645-6221 982 Thomas Ave, St Paul, MN Don't know how close you are, but maybe these will help.
@BarBaraPrz (25994)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Mar 09
Well, I see you have received many good suggestions. Isn't that great? myLot is more than a discussion forum, it's a useful resource.