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my power wheelchair has been great in permitting me to stand erect without assistance. however, am thinking of a lift chair for a little more comfort. would appreciate any info regarding source, cost, comfort, practicality, etc., and if it is really worth the trouble while considering the power wheel chair can perform the basic function.
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Several of us have a Golden cloud chair I think. I got one with heat and massage. Massage is useless but heat is great. I think it was somewhere between 1500-2000 and I bought it locally.

I can’t compare to a power chair because I don’t have one. I know you are very slow progressing too. How are transfers now? Is it worth the hassle of transferring? I think it is likely more comfortable plus feeling more “ normal “
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Hi Frank,
I am looking for a power lift recliner. I use a regular recliner but it's gotten too hard to get up.
I asked if Medicare would cover the cost and was told $200. The cheapest regular recliners are around $400 and the cheapest electric w/lift is about $600. I want one that can power recline and lift, but I also want to be able to lay flat, (not all do).
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How are you Frank, I have a lift chair and I find it great, better still it was free, Canadian ALS Society. I have a small table beside it and on it is all my needs such as tissues, wipes, my glasses and the television remote. I have an other table that mounts under the lift chair and this one I eat off and then it swings out of the way. And is adjustable in all directions. I spend about ten or eleven hours a day in it and very comfortable..
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Hi Nikki,

My wants to get me an expensive chair, the Golden Technologies Cloud PR-514 Lift Chair with Twilight. It costs $2850. I've been looking at something in the $600 range. I don't doubt the more expensive chair has more positions and is better overall, but is it really worth that much more?
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I don’t know. My chair ( which wasn’t that much but it was a couple of years ago and I am likely shorter than you) allows any position from sitting upright to flat including zero gravity and has the heat function. Both of those are worth paying for I think. I don’t know what 600 gets you. I was told this chair is pretty durable too. The man who delivered also services them and he said mostly it would be replacing the remote if anything
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James, I have the Golden Tech Cloud lift chair and it's well worth it. It can elevate the feet above the head, which helps with leg swelling from being immobile for long periods of time- which I've found invaluable. Like Al, I can sometime find myself sitting in the thing for the entire day very comfortably. The lift function is also great. I have seen used Golden lift chairs on places like craigs list for much cheaper than the new chair price. Hopefully your local ALS Society has one in their loan closet- free is even better!
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I have one from the same company Nikki is talking about, but a different model. The model I chose was designed for tiny people (I'm not quite 5 feet). I also added the heat/massage feature because I wanted the heat as I frequently get back pain. Agree with Nikki that the massage function is useless. It just vibrates, there is no real massage.

I'm in mine most the day. We bought ours, but later found out a local ALS org would have bought it for us. So make sure you ask your local ALS charities first before buying anything!
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