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Vertical Lift Chair Information

Vertical lift chairs are a pretty rare model type among the various lift chair manufacturers and I've been told that they are only readily available in Australia and Canada. While there appears to be several Australian companies selling these models, most seem to be the same cahir as those sold in Canada. Below are the models I'm aware of in Canada.

Earth and Mars Lift Chairs from EZee Life

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The Earth and Mars models are essentially the same chairs with the same specifications but they have a mildly different appearance; especially in the bakcrests. Both are available in either a charcoal grey or Charcoal Grey & Blue.

Earth Charcoal Grey/Blue Images (also available in solid grey)

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Mars Charcoal Grey Images (also available in grey/blue)

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How Vertical Lift Chairs Work

Conventional lift chairs work by lifting up and tilting forward so the user can stand in front of the chair, lean back into it and gently be lowered to a seated position. From there they can recline to a position that they are happy with and can adjust as needed. Reversing this process will lift the person to a standing position lifting and tilting forward again.

Vertical Lift Chairs work the same way but also offer the option to lift and lower vertically. They can be lifted in the upright position or the reclined position or somewhere in between and allow user to be trensferred on and off the chair sideways to either a wheelchair, a commode or a bed. Where this would be difficult or impossible with most chairs because the arms would prevent a side transfer these chairs are designed with removeable arm and sidewings to remove any impediment to side transferring.

Because these chairs are particularily suited for institutional use and users with more complex medical conditions, the Mars and Earth models also have incontinent proof upholstery that can easily be cleaned and the foam in the seat and back have some protection from moisture.


  • Incontinent proof upholstery (45% polyurethane and 55% cotton-dacron textile)
  • Six inches of vertical height adjustment
  • Three position recline
  • Four 3" casters with 2 brake on the two back casters
  • Push handle to facilitate patient transpot
  • Removable arms and shoulder wings for transfers
  • Lounger style that fully supports the legs (no gap between footrest and seat)
  • Removable back for easy handling
  • Easy to use hand control
  • Maximum seat elevation with superb stability in full lift position
  • Wide construction provides greater side to side stability
  • Top steel base for durability and cross supports
  • Engineered bushings and washers at pivot points provide quiet smooth operation and durability
  • Direct drive activation synchronizes right and left sides for easy opening
  • Low voltage motor, 24 volt, UL approved
  • Battery backup


  • Weight Capacity: 352 lbs (160 kg)

Seat Size

  • Internal Width: 21” (53.3 cm)
  • Internal Depth: 20” (50.8 cm)
  • Leg Length ( from seat): 16" (40.6 cm)
  • Back Height: 30” (76.2 cm)
  • Seat Height: 21” - 27" (53.3 - 68.6 cm)
  • Arm Height (from seat): 7" (17.8 cm)

Overall Size

  • Overall Width: 28” (71.1 cm)
  • Overall Length Reclined: 65” (165.1 cm)
  • External Base Length: 32" (81.3 cm)
  • Vertical Height Range: 6" (15.2 cm)



Available, Online or In Store, in Canada at >Factory Direct Medical

Lift Chairs at factorydirectmedical.com

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