Archive for December, 2016

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Lift Chair

Posted on: December 17th, 2016 by BrevardBlogger No Comments


If your loved one is having difficulty getting up and down from a sofa or chair, it might be time to consider purchasing them a power lift chair. Enjoy these tips to help you pick out the perfect chair, courtesy of Brevard Medical:


  • How many positions does the power lift chair have?


You’ll soon notice that lift chairs come with descriptions such as “Two position,” “Three position,” or “Infinite position.” The difference between a two and three position is that a three position can go into full 90-degree recline, while a two position allows for a 45-degree recline. Infinite position lift chairs come with two motors that allow the footrest to move independently of the back portion, allowing for an extensive range of positions.


  • Is this lift chair the right size for my loved one?

Just like regular recliners, lift chairs come in a variety of sizes. In order for your relative to feel completely comfortable, you need to make sure you get the right size for them. If it’s too tall, their feet may not touch the floor. If it’s too small, it could cause a strain on their lower back. We recommend purchasing a power lift chair only obtaining the height and approximate weight of the person for whom you are purchasing it.


  • Which type of covering is best?

If your loved one have a problem with incontinence, it might be best to forgo the cloth-covered lift chair and get one with leather instead. The opposite is true if they sweat a lot. In that case, the cloth one will better serve them.

  • What does their space look like?

Most models extend once reclined, which could be a problem if your loved one’s living room offers little spare room. Special models are available, and can be placed against the wall, sliding open without banging into the area behind it.

  • Why do they need the chair?


A lift chair offers a variety of amenities, from heated seats to cup holders, as well as lift speed variation and vibrating seats. If your relative experiences aches and pains, these features can help increase their comfort levels. We’ll help you find the unique qualities that set your perfect chair apart from the rest.

To learn about some of the terminology and other features of powered lift chairs, reach out to us by phone at 321-453-3370  or online. You can also view the lift chairs we carry in our online catalog.

Yes, we Have Items That Make Great Holiday Gifts

Posted on: December 10th, 2016 by BrevardBlogger No Comments


If you’re dreading the holiday crowds at the malls and big box stores, we’d like to offer an alternative—shopping at your local HME! While we may not be the first place you think of when it comes to holiday gifts, we actually carry a number of items that can delight your loved ones during this festive season:

  1. Lift chairs


If your loved one has been having an increasingly difficult time getting up and down from the sofa, a lift chair could be just the ticket! These handy powered pieces of furniture will lift your relative up into a standing position, so they don’t have to struggle out of a seated position. In addition to being comfortable, lift chairs can also allow your loved one to age safely in-home.


  1. Mobility Scooters


74 percent of mobility scooter users said that without their scooters, they would not make the same kinds of trips. If your loved one isn’t getting around like they used to, this gift could open their world back up. From vacations to simple trips to the grocery store, a scooter has a variety of uses for those with limited mobility.


  1. Aids to Daily Living


This section of our website is filled with all the things you never knew you needed! Try our reachers, which allow your loved one to grasp objects easily. We also offer accessories for their walkers. The stocking stuffer possibilities are endless!


  1. Compression Socks

While many people think compression socks just come in dull colors, this couldn’t be further from the truth! We carry compression socks in a wide variety of fun hues. If your loved one is on their feet all day, compression socks can offer relief to aching muscles. Conversely, if they’re frequently in a cramped or seated position, compression socks can help prevent blood clots.


The holidays don’t have to be as stressful. Stop by Brevard Medical and let us help you pick out a gift that’s fun, affordable and practical for your loved one.