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Find a Recliner Chair for a Heavy Person | Up To 50 Stone

As a specialist healthcare seating supplier, we understand the unique needs of bariatric patients and the importance of providing them with proper support and comfort.

When Vivid Care created the standard Lento riser recliner, over 50 years specialist seating knowledge and research with healthcare professionals went into creating an adjustable recliner chair that catered to a wide range of complex needs and has been a massive success with private individuals, care homes and healthcare professionals across the UK.

Our Riser Recliner Chair on Wheels

However, we regularly received requests for the same much loved features of the Lento in a bariatric riser recliner with a large weight limit to support heavier people.

So that’s exactly what we did, we aimed to transfer all the features people and healthcare professionals love about the Lento into an adjustable bariatric riser recliner to accommodate heavier people.

Finding the right riser recliner for a heavy person can be challenging for a number of reasons, requirements can range from:

  • Ensuring an extra wide seat
  • Finding a riser recliner with an extra large weight limit
  • Specialist options such as pressure wound prevention and management
  • A chair on wheels for added social benefits
  • Durable and long lasting materials

Extra Wide & Extra Large Seating Area

From the beginning, we aimed to create a bariatric riser recliner with all the features of a standard electric rise and recline chair, that was also able to provide specialised care to the changing needs of bariatric patients.

Which is why the Lento bariatric riser recliners are built with an extra wide seating area.

Find Your Fit | Adjustable Seat Width

To more effectively care for larger people, we found that hospitals, care homes, and private individuals wanted and needed a wide recliner chair; but one that also had extra adjustability if the weight of a bariatric person changes over time.

Lento care chair seat width

Create an extra wide recliner chair thanks to the adjustable width options and match changing pelvic positioning over time.

The best riser recliner for a heavy person must be supportive, built with robust materials, and have an extra wide seating area to accommodate a bariatric person.

Eventually, we designed two bariatric riser recliners to support heavy people with two different weight limits.

Lento bariatric rise & recliner

40 Stone Riser Recliner:

Built to provide extra support in sitting and standing to overweight and obese people, our 40 stone riser recliner has an extra strong four-motor design.

Lento Bari 40 stone

50 Stone Riser Recliner:

Our 50 stone riser recliner chair is able to support over twice the weight of a standard riser recliner.

With the ever changing needs of overweight or a bariatric people, the adjustability option to create an extra wide seat is a helpful one. This wide ranging adjustability becomes especially useful when caring for multiple patients.

Lento Bari 50 stone

Dual Motor Riser Recliners | The Benefits

Standard riser recliners are usually designed to support up to a maximum weight of 20 stone (127 kg), past this weight limit, the average riser recliner motor can begin to struggle to perform all its supportive electric movements.

Dual motor riser recliners are the standard option when looking for a comfortable and supportive seating option for a heavier person.

The two motors provide more power and support, they are controlled by a simply electric handset attached of the side of the chair. They offer a number of benefits over a single motor recliners, including:

More adjustable positions:

Dual motor recliners allow you to adjust the backrest and footrest independently, giving you a wider range of seating positions to choose from. This can be helpful for people with different needs, such as those who want to recline for relaxation or sleep, or those who need to keep their feet elevated for circulation.

Standing Aid & Falls Prevention Benefits | Enhanced Mobility & Independence

Dual motor riser recliners go beyond regular recliners by incorporating an additional feature: the ability to rise and tilt forward.

This functionality is particularly beneficial for individuals with limited mobility, as it assists them in effortlessly transitioning from a seated position to a standing one.

Lento Mobile Rise Recline Chair

The electric lift and tilt movement aids users in standing up from a sitting position.

By utilising the motorised lifting mechanism, users can reduce strain on their joints and muscles, thereby promoting greater independence and reducing the risk of falls.

This feature makes dual motor riser recliners a valuable addition to any home, especially for the elderly or those recovering from surgery or injury.

Improved Circulation & Pain Relief:

Sitting in the same position for extended periods can lead to discomfort and poor circulation. Dual motor riser recliners tackle this issue by allowing you to adjust the angle of both the backrest and footrest.

Elevating your feet above heart level promotes better blood flow and alleviates pressure on your lower limbs, reducing the risk of swelling and numbness.

Additionally, this positioning can help relieve joint and muscle pain, making these recliners an excellent choice for individuals with arthritis or chronic pain conditions.

Lento bariatric rise & recliner

A wide range of positioning options allows elderly or reduced mobility users find comfortable sitting positions.

Increased comfort: The two motors in a dual motor recliner work together to provide a more comfortable seating experience.

The backrest motor can be used to adjust the angle of the backrest, while the footrest motor can be used to raise or lower the footrest.

This allows you to find the perfect position to relieve pressure on your back, neck, and other areas.

  • Ease of use: Dual motor recliners are typically easier to use than single motor recliners. The controls are usually located on a remote control, so you can easily adjust the chair without having to get up. This can be helpful for people with limited mobility or those who have difficulty bending over.

Unlike traditional recliners, which typically offer limited positions, dual motor models provide independent control over the backrest and footrest.

This means you can easily adjust each component to find your perfect sitting or reclining position, whether you want to watch TV, read a book, or simply unwind after a long day.

The ability to personalise your seating experience ensures maximum comfort and relaxation.

Extra Strong Footrest | 25 Stone Weight Limit

When it comes to riser recliners for bariatric individuals, one key feature that cannot be overlooked is a strong footrest.


A strong and durable footrest in a bariatric riser recliner plays a crucial role in supporting the comfort, orthopaedic needs, circulation, and overall well-being of bariatric patients.


With a weight capacity of up to 25 stone, our bariatric riser recliners provide a secure and reliable platform for legs & feet, ensuring optimal support and comfort.


The benefits of a robust footrest specifically designed for bariatric patients include:

1. Orthopaedic Benefits:


Bariatric patients often face orthopaedic challenges due to the increased weight placed on their joints and bones.


A strong footrest in a bariatric riser recliner provides vital support to the lower limbs, reducing pressure on the hips, knees, and ankles.


By properly aligning the legs and feet, the footrest helps alleviate stress on the joints, which can lead to reduced discomfort, pain, and the potential for improved mobility over time.

Lento bariatric rise & recliner

Care for heavier patients thanks to the Lento’s bariatric 25 stone riser recliner footrest.


2. Improved Circulation:


Maintaining proper blood circulation is essential for overall health, particularly for individuals with bariatric needs.


A strong footrest in a bariatric riser recliner allows users to elevate their legs and feet to a comfortable position above heart level.


This elevation promotes better blood flow, reducing the risk of swelling, numbness, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).


By supporting healthy circulation, the footrest contributes to the general well-being of bariatric patients.

3. Enhanced Comfort:


Comfort is paramount for bariatric individuals spending extended periods in a riser recliner. A strong footrest offers optimal support and stability, allowing patients to find their preferred position for relaxation or sitting upright.


The footrest is designed to accommodate the weight of bariatric patients up to 25 stone, providing a secure and comfortable platform for their feet.


This enhanced comfort contributes to a more enjoyable sitting experience and can alleviate pressure points that may cause discomfort or pain.


At both weight limits, the Lento riser recliners are built with a durable reinforced electric footrest that supports up weights up to 25 stone.

Date Published

1 June 2023

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6 minutes

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Brian Chege

Brian is a university graduate with a particular interest in researching and writing about healthcare topics, including medical conditions, and current NHS issues and solutions. To ensure his articles are relevant and accurate, Brian uses UK government and private sector reports, and draws on a vast network of independent occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and healthcare professionals to both inform and verify his work.

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