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Topic # 220350 7-Aug-2017 11:15
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Himself is starting to struggle to get out of his recliner chair.

 

Specifically, using his legs (he has mega dodgy knees) to put the footrest back in.

 

We either get a recliner with a separate footstool, or a power recliner which does all the work for you.

 

Does anyone have any experience with the power recliners?

 

Are they reliable or just a gimmick that packs a sad after a few years?





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  Reply # 1840497 7-Aug-2017 11:52
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There are special ones from lazy boy which are designed for mobility/health.  Including can stand you up.

 

http://www.la-z-boy.co.nz/design-inspiration/la-z-boy-for-health.aspx

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living/lounge-dining-hall/chairs/armchairs/auction-1388283415.htm

 

 





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  Reply # 1840505 7-Aug-2017 12:02
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@davidcole Thanks. I did suggest a lifting chair and nearly got my head knocked off!





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  Reply # 1840508 7-Aug-2017 12:05
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kiwifidget:

 

@davidcole Thanks. I did suggest a lifting chair and nearly got my head knocked off!

 

 

 

 

Well you could just show him the reclining function....





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  Reply # 1840512 7-Aug-2017 12:16
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Even with these chairs, I would still like to know if the power function is reliable or not.





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  Reply # 1840514 7-Aug-2017 12:19
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kiwifidget:

 

Even with these chairs, I would still like to know if the power function is reliable or not.

 

 

 

 

We had one for a while, but unfortunately it was for an elderly relative who passed away, so it was almost brand new when we sold it after 6 months use.

 

I believe they are since that's their intended purpose. 





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  Reply # 1840518 7-Aug-2017 12:30
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Sorry to hear that @davidcole. Thanks for sharing your experience of power recliners, much appreciated.





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  Reply # 1840542 7-Aug-2017 13:10
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Laz-y-boy branded things have a 10 year warranty. At least my manual leather recliner did.


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  Reply # 1840928 8-Aug-2017 09:29
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Just bought two powered recliners! Must admit I wondered about reliability. Our previous ones had the leg powered foot rests.

 

Didn't even consider separate stools - they take up space and you are likely to trip over them.

 

You could also consider Lazy-Boys as the side lever controls the movement of the foot rest.


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  Reply # 1840958 8-Aug-2017 10:21
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Powered recliner chairs may be bad for your health.

 

You might want to consult with your doctor....




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  Reply # 1841647 9-Aug-2017 10:18
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linw:

 

Just bought two powered recliners! Must admit I wondered about reliability. Our previous ones had the leg powered foot rests.

 

Didn't even consider separate stools - they take up space and you are likely to trip over them.

 

You could also consider Lazy-Boys as the side lever controls the movement of the foot rest.

 

 

@linw All very good points.

 

His current chair just has a wee tab lever that pops the footrest out, but has to use legs to put it back in.

 

Did not realise the long handle types managed both ways. Certainly worth looking into.

 

Thanks.





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  Reply # 1841709 9-Aug-2017 11:18
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Our old ones had that tab lever as well. Pushing the leg rest back wasn't great after my hip replacement either!


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