We bought me a new recliner that will lift me up when I have problems getting up from a chair. It is very comfortable, and since it sits higher than most chairs, I can get up easier even without the lift function. So, I already like it.
The chair is entirely electric! Recline, decline, lift, everything. It has a heated seat and back and three speed vibrating. My constant companion, Marcel, thinks the vibrating function is the chair growling at him. So, I don't use it.
The electric functions of the chair are slow! If I am sitting down, with my legs up, and I need to get up, it takes a while! There are no quick moves. Someone at the door, they better have patience. Telephone ringing, Voice mail will get there before me. I now am in slow motion.
The chair does have an emergency back-up battery in case of a power outage. Good thing.
There has been a unforeseen benefit. I get up less so I drink less coffee and get less snacks. My weight and waist line will appreciate that. And, since my new GP has already told me I need to loose weight, the chair may be a blessing.