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by Jonathan Trout ConsumerAffairs Research Team

Power lift chairs are designed for people with limited mobility or who have difficulty sitting and standing. Use our guide to research the best power lift chair company for you or a loved one. We considered lifts that plug into your wall and lift automatically so you don’t strain when sitting and standing. Power lift chairs come in a variety of colors and include various features that cater to individual needs.

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Jackson Furniture Industries Read 466 Reviews

Furniture retailer that designs and manufactures comfortable and durable Catnapper recliners, sofa, sectionals, chairs and more. Products are distributed and sold by 2,500 independent dealers in the US.

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Pride Mobility Read 64 Reviews

One of the largest designers and manufacturers of mobility solutions in the United States, their products include lift recliners, scooters and electric wheelchairs outfitted with the latest technology. Prices start around $1,699.

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Comfort Chair Company Read Author Review

Comfort Chair Company is based out of Jefferson, Wisconsin. It designs and hand-makes multiple models of power lift chairs that come in your choice of various fabrics and options.

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Franklin Furniture Lift Chairs Read Author Review

Franklin Furniture has been in the reclining furniture business for more than 40 years. In addition to reclining sofas, chairs and sectionals, it makes a line of power lift chairs in various fabrics and colors.

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Golden Technologies Lift Chairs Read Author Review

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, Golden Technologies makes lift chairs, scooters and powerchairs for the durable medical equipment industry. Its lift chairs come in five different models.

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Med-Lift Chairs Read Author Review

Med-Lift got its start in 1990 and continues to manufacture quality lift chairs. Their chairs come with features like three-position recline, quiet motors, wall-a-way models and more.

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Mega Motion Lift Chairs Read Author Review

Mega Motion, LLC designs and makes two models of power lift chairs. Each model comes in a variety of colors and fabrics and includes a two-year manufacturer’s warranty on all parts.

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UltraComfort Lift Chairs Read Author Review

Based in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, UltraComfort has been making power lift chairs for over 30 years. Each chair comes with a lifetime warranty and your choice of many accessories, fabric options and colors.

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Windermere Lift Chairs Read Author Review

Windermere Motion is headquartered in Exeter, Pennsylvania and is the furniture division of Pride Mobility. They make mobility scooters and over 10 models of lift chairs.

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What should you consider before choosing a power lift chair?

Power lift chair sizes

Power lift chairs come in six sizes to accommodate different heights and weights. Size and weight limits vary for each brand's chair models, but here’s a general breakdown.

  • Petite/Small: For consumers under 5 feet 5 inches tall.
  • Medium: For consumers 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and under 375 pounds.
  • Large: For consumers 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall and under 375 pounds.
  • Wide/XL: For consumers needing a seat that’s 2 to 4 inches wider than normal seats. These can hold up to 500 pounds.
  • Heavy Duty/XXL: For consumers needing 4 inches of extra seating room. These chairs can hold up to 700 pounds.

Battery backup

Most companies include an integrated battery backup in their chairs in the event of a power outage. The battery backup should be powerful enough to raise your chair at least once, should your power go out.

Heat and massage functions

You can buy power lift chairs with integrated heat and massage features. You can choose a lift chair with massagers for specific pressure points in your back and legs as well as heat for your lumbar area.

Fabrics and colors

Most power lift chairs companies offer a variety of fabrics and colors with their chairs. Breathable fabrics like a polyurethane-based ultraleather or Brisa fabric are temperature resistant and remain cool, making them comfortable in warm weather. Choose a polyester fabric for a durable and stain resistant chair. Ask about fabric options beyond the standard vinyl, leather, suede and cloth. Some companies use fabrics that combine durability and comfort like polyester and that come in various colors to match most decor styles.

Space limitations

Will your power lift chair be in a large open room or smaller space close to a wall? Many companies make lift chairs that are designed to be placed within 4-6 inches from a wall. The base on normal chairs stay in one place when reclined. By gliding forward as you recline, these “space saver” chairs require less space behind them.

Comfort level

Will you be sleeping in your power lift chair? If so, consider an infinite position chair that will keep you comfortable throughout the night. This lets you adjust the chair into the most comfortable sleeping position. Will you be using your chair mostly for watching TV and relaxing? A two-position recliner can put you into optimal sitting positions for limited use like reading, watching TV and relaxing.

What are the different types of power lift chairs?

Two position chairs

Two position chairs feature a limited reclining backrest and elevating footrest. They’re best for putting you in a comfortable position for reading or watching television.

Three position chairs

Three position chairs have an extended reclining backrest that can be put in different reclining angles, as well as an elevating footrest. They typically don’t recline into a full sleeping position.

Infinite position reclining chairs

Infinite position chairs offer a full range of reclining positions, including a fully reclining “sleeper” position. Most infinite position chairs can place you in the Trendelenburg position, meaning your feet are higher than your head by around 15-30 degrees. This position is great for circulation and to prevent pulmonary aspiration.

Who benefits from power lift chairs?

People with limited mobility

Power lift chairs make standing and sitting much easier for people with limited mobility. Lift chairs ease the pressure placed on your joints during sitting and standing.

People with stiff joints

Power lift chairs help ease the pain of sitting and standing for people who suffer from stiff joints or conditions like arthritis, severe back pain and other related conditions. You can also get a lift chair that provides therapeutic benefits like integrated massage and heat features.


Power lift chairs are a great, safe option for seniors who need a little extra help getting up and down.

Power lift chairs FAQ

What is the average cost of a lift chair?
On average, a lift chair costs $700 to $3,300, depending on the chair’s:
  • Size
  • Style
  • Brand
  • Materials
  • Position options
  • Additional features
Will Medicare pay for a lift chair?
Medicare Part B typically does not cover the entire cost of a lift chair, but it may cover the seat-lift mechanism if your doctor deems it medically necessary.
Does insurance cover lift recliners?
Private insurance may cover the cost of a lift recliner. This is especially true if you have a condition that requires a lift recliner or if you’re in danger of hurting yourself without one. Contact your insurance provider to see if it covers lift chairs.
Will Social Security pay for a lift chair?
You can use your Social Security benefits for whatever you want, including a lift chair. However, if you qualify for Medicare, that’s usually a better way to pay for your purchase.
Are lift chairs good for seniors?
Yes, lift chairs are great for seniors and other people at risk for dangerous falls. These chairs help users sit and stand safely and easily, which is especially useful for those with arthritis or other mobility issues. They’re also helpful for caregivers who need assistance getting their patients into or out of a chair.
How long do power recliners last?
A good power recliner lasts at least 10 years with regular use. However, frequent use and abuse may shorten the life span of your chair.

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    by Jonathan Trout ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, Jonathan Trout believes having access to free, comprehensive information on products and businesses is vital to making smart purchasing decisions. He focuses his efforts on researching and reviewing multiple brands across a variety of industries, with the goal of writing unbiased buyers guides to help inform consumers on impending purchases.