The Tilt-in-Space feature allows improved resident positioning, increased comfort and pressure relief. Independent leg rest is easily activated by the caregiver from side of chair to provide leg elevation for increased resident comfort. Self storing, height adjustable drop arm is simple for the caregiver to activate and enables a safer, easier lateral transfer for the caregiver and resident. Padded armrests provide a soft surface for added resident comfort. Directional wheel lock on right rear caster reduces “crabbing” of recliner and enables the chair to be moved down hallways with less effort.