Easier sitting and standing: What products help a person stand up from a couch?
What products help a person stand up from a couch?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate in your particular situation.
Several products are designed to help seniors raise themselves up and lower themselves down from a couch or chair more easily. Some of these devices can be purchased from medical supply stores and other retailers. Examples of such products that can be purchased from online Canadian retailers are included below as direct links:
- Slipstick Furniture Risers (at amazon.ca) raise beds, couches and armchairs by 2 inches to assist with the sit to stand process. This product, which comes with four risers, costs about $20 (Cdn), plus a shipping fee.
- Stander EZ Stand-N-Go (at agecomfort.com) features two support handles for maximum leverage. This device can also be purchased at other online retailers including Canes Canada. This device costs about $150 to $170 (Cdn), plus a shipping fee
- Assist-A-Tray Standing Aid (at 1-800wheelchair.ca) includes a swiveling tray. This device costs about $230 to $300 (Cdn), plus a shipping fee.
- The Uplift Seat Assist (at Seniors Store) is a self-powered device designed to help people stand up without assistance. The seat activates automatically, without electricity or batteries, as users begin to stand, helping to lift approximately 70% of their weight. The Uplift Seat Assist comes in two variations: STANDARD which can lift between 80lbs and 230lbs (36kg to 104kg), or PLUS which can lift between 200lbs and 350lbs (91kg to 154kg); these seats cost about $145 (Cdn) plus an additional shipping fee. Electric versions of this product are also available from other online retailers including Age Comfort and LiftSupply comes in two sizes (17 inches or 20 inches) and costs about $220 to $290 (Cdn). Amazon has a variety of seat assists, which range from $100 to $750 (Cdn) plus an additional shipping fee.
If you’re willing to make a bigger investment ($1,000 to $4,000 Cdn), lift chairs look and feel like recliner chairs, with the added feature of a remote-controlled lift function. These chairs lift to a position that promotes easier standing. You can purchase lift chairs at a number of online retailers, including HME Mobility & Accessibility and MEDIchair.
Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.