Portable Chair for Handicapped Person - Help!

sailclothApril 22, 2011

My dad was tall and my mom is small. In fact, my elderly

mother is 5ft and probably weighs 95lbs.

She has the usual motorized recliner lift chairs. I purchased

two for her. As you know, these chairs are large and heavy.

She uses several handicapped assist devices to sit and stand

with less effort. Even though she is a small woman, I need

a portable chair with a seat large enough to accomodate these

devices. At a minimum the seat should be 22ý" wide and 19"


I thought I knew what to buy. Chairs designed for patios, decks,

etc., are usually oversized. In fact, I have found a couple of

chairs in local stores that would be perfect. The problem is

they're only sold in sets. Like two chairs, a loveseat, and a


Believe it or not, Walmart's website has an incredibly nice all wood

chair that might be large enough. Only the overall dimensions are

listed. I contacted Walmart and they gave me the URL for the

manufacturer. I e-mailed them. No reply.


Can someone help me find a decent portable chair with a seat

large enough for my mother and her handicapped equipment?

(Please, don't suggest a bariatric chair. Some of these chairs are

fourty or fifty inches wide! They're made for hugely obese people.)

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