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Leather lifting chairs

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absolutmum · 29/03/2013 18:41

My elderly mother has decided she wants one of those lifting armchairs, but she doesn't want a fabric one. The only leather chair I have found so far is just under £2000 Shock!
Has anyone seen a cheaper option anywhere, I'm having trouble tracking one down?

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pipsqueakz · 29/03/2013 21:31

I saw one for just under £300 in a flyer earlier will try hunt it out as looking for one for my nan who has had knee replacement I'll get back to you

absolutmum · 29/03/2013 22:05

Thank you!

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bodiddly · 29/03/2013 22:06

I bought a second hand o e in eBay for about £120, so worth a look?

PenPerson · 29/03/2013 22:10

The trouble with leather is it may be slippy and she may slide when the lift / recline action is moving. That is why they are usually fabric. I would have though a leather one may be quite unsafe for this reason. Is she able to stand unaided from an armchair ?
A social services Occupation Therapist or independent living centre can give advice without trying to sell an expensive chair. Lots of people buy completely unsuitable riser chairs for a lot of money.

PenPerson · 29/03/2013 22:11

Pm me if you like I (sadly) know rather a lot about seating assessments.

pipsqueakz · 29/03/2013 22:57

Gumtree is good too if you do go down leather route. But I'd stick with the post on occi health. There the best to speak to.

aladdinsane · 29/03/2013 23:02

Don't get one
If a chair does the work eventually the person will not be able to get up unaided
It is a very unnatural way to get up and the person loses their centre of gravity- believing they are upright when in fact they are leaning back, at work we call this retropulsed
I can spot people with raise/recliners a mile away
I work as an OT and unless this is an absolute last resort don't do it
Get a manual recliner for comfort and stand up using your own muscles

absolutmum · 30/03/2013 06:46

Thanks for the advice everyone.
Aladdin, I've been trying to persuade her not to get one. She can still get up from her arm chair, but she is rather lazy! Her over friendly and "helpful" neighbour has put the idea in her head, and of course she listens to him over anyone else.
She wants leather as she hates upholstery fabric, I also thinks its because of some slight incontinence issues.
Time to have a serious chat I think!

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gingeroots · 31/03/2013 10:10

Absolutely what Aladdin said .

And they don't bloody help anyway - seem to raise the person up with their weight totally in wrong relationship to their feet .
And then how do they sit down ?

Should be banned IMO .
Against trade descriptions act .

wanders off muttering

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