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Lift chairs are one way to get the assistance you need to stand up, but for a compact, transportable alternative, try lift cushions. Lift cushions operate by only giving you help when you need it. As you sit down, lift cushions ease into sitting position. When you get up, life cushions help elevate anywhere from 80% to 100% of your weight with a lifting mechanism, but allow you to use as much of your muscle strength as you're comfortable with to get up on your own. You can use a lift cushion with most chairs to turn them into lift chairs. When you're done, simply fold it flat and take it with you.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|