Those who are buying a walker for the 1st time are often forced to choose between style, features, or durability. This can make purchasing a walker stressful and frustrating. If you or a loved one is at the time of life when a walker has become a necessity, be sure that the walker you choose meets these 5 criteria. Read More
One of the benefits of using a rollator rather than a traditional walker is that they allow you to move quicker-- which is especially important when you’re racing!
A bunch of seniors racing each other using their mobility aids may sound silly, and perhaps it is. But it’s also a lot of fun and great exercise.
On the Just Walkers Blog, we’re always encouraging seniors to maintain an active lifestyle, but preferably not by doing something that would land you in jail. Although for some, such as Margaretta D’Arcy-- a very active, very strong-willed senior-- it might just be worth it. Read More
For many people, growing older means a decrease in mobility. Whether problems with mobility are caused by sore joints, fragile bones, or diseases like Parkinson’s or scoliosis, they can have very real effects on the way we live. Luckily, if you have difficulty with mobility, or are unable to walk or stand for extended periods of time, there are a wide range of mobility aids available to meet your needs and help you maintain independence and quality of life. Read More
This October will be the 29th National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) and to celebrate, we’ll be putting the Medline Breast Cancer Awareness Rollator
on sale. Not only does this rollator look awesome in bright pink, its manufacturer, Medline, is a major donor to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Every rollator sold raises awareness, and part of the proceeds are contributed to breast cancer awareness campaigns.
Compared to a traditional walker, rollator walkers are easier to use and quicker since they can be pushed like a cart instead of being lifted. Still, there are a few important things to know before you begin using a rollator. Here are the top four mistakes you should NOT make. Read More
Over the years, there have been a wide range of musicals on a wide range of topics. This April, we got what I believe is the first ever musical about rollators—Rock N’ Rollator
. The show features popular rock music from the 20th
century, everything from The Who to Arcade Fire, sung by an intergenerational choir.
While searching for a mobility aid topic to write about this week, I came across a very simple almost mundane story. But it’s a fun and real story, and one I wanted to share. Read More
Gardening provides a fun, low-impact workout for seniors. It helps them maintain flexibility, strength, and endurance. Plus, it relieves stress and can produce delicious, healthy homegrown foods. Read More
According to German newspaper RP Online, over two million Germans now use rollators. That’s roughly 2.5% of Germany’s total population and 12% of the population over 65. The paper also estimated that 500,000 Germans start using a rollator every year.
Why are rollators so popular there?
It may not be the most beloved tradition of the year, but spring cleaning is here. The origins of the practice are uncertain. Some think it dates back to the Jewish tradition of thoroughly cleansing the home before Passover. Others believe it started because in 19th century America (before we had vacuum cleaners), spring was a practical time to dust the house; it was warm enough to open the windows but not so warm that bugs were a huge problem. Read More
Bad news, everyone. In your late 30s you begin to shrink. Or maybe you’re super tall and you think that’s good news. If so, congrats!
Why do we shrink? The discs between our vertebrae lose fluid causing our spine to shorten, the arches of our feet flatten, and as we age we lose muscle mass causing poor posture. That’s one reason the elderly are often shorter. It’s also a reason petite rollators are so popular.
Every 40 seconds someone in the US has a stroke. That’s over 795,000 strokes each year.
Most of these people will need assistance walking after the stroke, but through physical therapy many will regain their mobility. Each individual is different and will need to discuss with their doctor the best path for them, but treatment options include...
Rollators are perfect for seniors with limited mobility who want to maintain an active lifestyle. But that’s not all they’re good for. They can also help those recovering from back surgery. Read More
After a recent cruise vacation, I took special note of the mobility products my fellow patrons were using. While cruise ships are surprisingly handicap accessibly (hallway hand rails, plentiful elevators, raised toilet seats, etc), there are some things to consider when planning for your next vacation. Read More
Instead of the usual mobility aid tips and advice this week, I thought I’d relay a Christmas story about a mother, a daughter and a rollator.
Barbara has limited mobility, but she has her supportive daughter Phyllis and a couple mobility aids to help her get around. One of the mobility aids is a power scooter. The other is an Invacare rollator.
Bariatric rollators, sometimes called heavy duty rollators, are designed to accommodate larger users. They’re wider than a traditional rollator and many can support up to 500 pounds. Here are the most popular models. Read More
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, or rollators, are walkers with a wheel at the bottom of each leg. Though they’re relatively easy to use, there are some things you should do to ensure you have the best and safest experience. Here are our tips for safe rollator use, though we encourage you to seek guidance from a medical health practitioner for your specific situation.
I never know what to get my grandma. She likes ice cream and game shows, but that doesn’t leave me with a whole lot of options. It’s weird to wrap a carton of ice cream and by the time it’s sat under the tree for a week, it probably won’t be in top condition.
But if you’re like me, fear not! JustWalkers.com now has a Gift Ideas section just in time for the holidays.
Rollators, or rolling walkers
, are walkers with a wheel at the end of each leg. They provide faster, smoother mobility because they don't have to be lifted like a traditional walker. Their large wheels make them easy to use either indoors or outdoors. However, rolling walkers don't provide as much support as a traditional walker. What's best for you simply depends on what you want from a walker.
Choosing a rollator? We can help. After years of selling walking aids online, we’ve learned what the highest quality rollators are as well as what our customers like the best. Here are four of our top recommended 4 wheel rollators. Read More
When buying a rollator or rolling walker, you have a lot options. To make sure you find the best one for your needs, ask yourself... Read More
James from Florida wrote in saying, “I’m trying to stay active, but I can’t get around without a walking aid anymore. What would you recommend? I need one that’s good for outdoors. Will I need a different one for indoor use?” Read More
Rollators make great walking aids. They’re more durable than standard walkers and allow for a more active lifestyle. When choosing a rollator, we recommend you... Read More
Recently we wrote about what to consider when travelling with a walker. Here are some specific recommendations we think will be great for your summer travels. Read More
Most people are provided with a medical walker by their health insurance or Medicaid/Medicare, but that doesn't mean it's their best option. Depending on your lifestyle, you may prefer to have a walker or rollator or even both. Here are the differences. Read More
Who says Germans don't have a sense of humor? A nursing home in Hannover, Germany recently started a "Pimp My Rollator" project, inspired by the popular MTV series "Pimp My Ride." Read More
It's summertime and many of us will be doing more traveling, going on vacation and visiting loved ones. If you're travelling with a walking aid, here are a few important things to consider.
Do I need a seat? Would it be better to be pushed?
Rollators are a fantastic essential for those who simply need a little support to get around on their own, and transport chairs are a great, lightweight, and space-conscious alternative to the standard wheelchair. But what about the person who is too independent to sit in a chair all the time, but still needs help on longer excursions? Read More
Are you looking for a walker with some style? One available in a wide range of colors and designs? One that will set you apart from the crowd? We hear you! After all, everyone likes to stand out. Why should you be forced to use a dull, grey, metal walker like everyone else? There are plenty of alternatives out there for those who want a little interest in their mobility aid. Read on for our picks for the best, most stylish types of walker, rollator, and rolling walker. Read More