Rollator walkers are great walking aids – they are also known as mobility walkers and wheeled walkers. They greatly assist the elderly who have limited mobility or have difficulty in travelling from one place to another. The majority available are often lightweight and convenient, with folding rollators becoming more popular every day.
A rollator walker's primary function is to assist the seniors with walking. It typically has four wheels with the front two wheels rotating to make turning easier, brakes, a seat, and often a basket or tray. It is used for patients who need a walker only for balance but not for weight-bearing. It is easier to propel than the mobility rollators or zimmer type framed product. It is also easy to maneuver around turns and typically does not need to be lifted when turning. The walker with seat for elderly is helpful for resting at any point during the mobilisation. The carry basket or tray is a useful feature that allows the user to carry small lightweight items hands-free. We recommend that 3 wheeled rollators are only used indoors as they are not as stable when mobilising but can be effective when space in the home is limited. We would recommend our 4 wheel walkers for seniors as a more stable option.
Considerations prior to choosing a rollator walker are a patients height, weight and lifting capability. Do you require the elderly walker to fold? Can you control the brakes and the wheels of the elderly walker? Do you require a seat or a tray on the rollator? Are you using the rollator walker inside the home or outside too?
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