6 Chair Aids to Help You Go From Sit to Stand

Getting Up From a Chair Can Be Hard for People With Arthritis

Getting from sit to stand is something most people don't think twice about. If you have arthritis though, you likely know how that simple motion is made difficult. It's a very real problem for people with arthritis, but there are very real solutions, too.

There are assistive devices that can make up for certain physical limitations. Strengthening your muscles is essential, too, but chairs aids may help eliminate some of the stress and strain on your joints when you go from sit to stand. Chair aids can raise the height of your seat to make getting up easier, or they physically lift you up. Let's look at some options.


A classic design from Pride Mobility. The 3-position lift chair helps you go from sit to stand. You can sit or recline in comfort, then use the remote to engage the lift mechanism. Weight Capacity: 325 lbs. Seat-to-Floor: 18" Seat Depth: 20" Seat Width: 20".


A 4-inch wheelchair cushion can be placed on any chair or sofa seat to raise you up, making it easier to go from sit to stand. Just a few additional inches get your buttocks higher than your knee level and that's the ticket to getting up more easily.


It's a manual lifting cushion. How does it work? To rise, you start to get up by leaning forward slightly. Push off with your arms and the lifting cushion will start to lift and assist. It's portable, so it can be used on several different chairs and taken with you when visiting other people's homes.


The Lumex sit-to-stand life is made of heavy-gauge steel. The mechanism is electric and it is designed to provide quick, safe assistance to those who are unable to stand.


The recliner risers raise the height of your chair to make it easier to go from sit to stand, or the reverse. Install easily with wooden screws which are provided. The risers blend in well with an existing chair.


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