Great info guys - I appreciate it!
Richard S. wrote:Smitty does your Grandmother still live alone? Sounds like we're in same boat as my Grandmother broke her hip a little bit after Christmas. She's doing very well though and has been back home since March. Amazing how fast she recovered but she wasn't really frail to begin with. She tripped over something.
She doesn't have much trouble getting in and out of chair but she really liked my Dad's new electric recliner. It's not a lift chair, it just reclines electrically. We're thinking it might be good idea for a Christmas gift. She wants to stay independent so we try and not make things too easy for her to keep her moving around. A lift chair at this point might not be such a great idea for my Grandmother.
Thanks Richard. Yeah she lives alone. Just 2 years ago she was walking a mile down a busy street to the grocery store at least twice a week. She'd carry a half gallon of milk, plus whatever else she needed. Seems after this fall she has gone downhill fast -- but I don't think it was the fall itself, but all the medication they threw at her afterward. Noticed a dramatic change in her personality & outlook on things. Also a dramatic change in her strength. It takes almost everything she has just to get out of her favorite recliner. Doctors are supposed to know best, but why the high blood pressure meds when her blood pressure is too low?
But anyway ... I ran the idea by her yesterday & I think that made her day. She sounded very happy ... and relieved about the idea.
I like the idea of the under chair unit vs. the entire chair. She loves this chair she has now, so I'd hate to buy something online sight-unseen & have her not like it. I'll search the net for that setup -- thanks for the idea Freddy!