HEALING BENEFITS OF USING A LIFT/RECLINE CHAIR
Who Benefits From a Lift/Recline Chair?
Lift chairs are an ideal solution for people who have difficulty transitioning from a seated position to a
standing position due to balance issues or limited mobility. However, the benefits extend far beyond sitting
down and standing up.
Lift chairs provide therapeutic relief to those with:
- stiff and sore joints
- back pain
- other muscular skeletal conditions
Even people who have had shoulder, hip or knee surgery can benefit from a lift chair.
Most models can recline to a flat position but can also be modified to different angles and elevations for
maximum comfort. Many people like to take naps in their lift chair because of the variety of positions
available. For those that need to elevate their legs while they sit or nap, lift chairs are an ideal
If you are looking for a sleeping solution, please check out our specialty beds.
Resources to Assist with Your Decision
Documents Required From Your Physician to Bill Insurance
There are two items Insurance companies require for coverage consideration:
- Written Order (SWO) – A standard form with detailed information
- Medical Records – Specific information that is needed in a patient’s medical records
The SWO and Medical Records have Medicare requirements - some insurance companies may request more.
Insurances will only pay for the lift mechanism portion of the lift chair with qualifying diagnosis and
evaluation. There may also be deductible and/or co-insurance requirements that will affect payment and
customers may always waive their insurance benefits and privately pay.
If you would like more information or if you would like us to prepare patient specific forms please contact
us at 651-644-9770.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a two-position and a three-position lift chair?
With a two-position lift chair, when the chair is reclining and the footrest is going up, the angle between
the backrest and the seat does not change. With a three-position lift chair, when the chair is reclining and
the footrest is going up, the backrest reclines back farther, opening the angle between the backrest and the
seat. The chair can recline more fully into a “sleeper” or “napper” position.
Can I add heat and massage to a medical recliner chair?
Yes – select models of lift chairs can be upgraded to include heat and massage. The Golden Technologies lift
chairs have a separate remote for heat and massage. Some of the features include low and high heat settings,
wave or pulse massage settings, and independent adjustable massage intensity and speed settings.
What is a Zero Gravity Lift Chair?
A Zero Gravity Lift Chair moves your body into a position to help relieve stress throughout your entire body.
The Golden Technologies unique AutoDrive hand control for the MaxiComfort lift chairs comes with a factory
programmed button for the Zero Gravity position.
Does Medicare pay anything on a lift chair?
Medicare does provide some coverage for lift chairs, provided a doctor prescribes it for a medical reason.
However, Medicare does not cover the entire cost for the chair. The motorized lifting mechanism is
considered durable medical equipment (DME), which is covered under Part B.