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Saving Money on a Lift Chair

August 25, 2011

Lift ChairAs I have gotten older, health problems are rampant. I have problems with my hips and it had gotten very hard to get out of the my chair. My husband and I priced lift chairs. Even the little portable lift is all too expensive to even dream about.

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So my husband spent around $20 for lumber and built a 3 inch high platform for the chair to set on. This raised it up high enough that I no longer have to have assistance getting up. This idea was a combination of need and frugality.

By Sandra Mercer from Wilson, AR

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May 28, 2009

How can a seat lift be made for a recliner chair? I need one badly. If anyone has a clue please let me know. Thank you.

By donita from Saint Joseph, MO

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May 29, 20090 found this helpful

1liftchair.com/index.htm

I don't know how to make a lift chair, but this site lists numbers to call to try and obtain a free lift chair for low income or elderly people.

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May 30, 20090 found this helpful

Hello, thanks I'll sure check these out. You would think they'd ask you if you needed these things when you see a doctor, but we never knew. Thanks.

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June 2, 20090 found this helpful

I've seen portable lifts that you put on a chair, couch, etc. on websites that offer handicap devices.

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