Motorized, lift-up chairs can be extremely helpful when the person has severely
limited movement. When a lift-up chair is used, the person is brought to a semi-standing position by an electrically-operated motor located underneath the chair that lifts the entire chair up and forward. However, to come to full standing, the person must be able to push down on the armrests and straighten the torso or the person will need caregiver assistance.
Lift-up chairs should only be used with supervision. The controls that recline or lift the chair to a standing position are generally too complex for most persons with dementia to operate. A fall could occur when a person attempts to climb out of the chair that is in the reclining position.