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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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
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
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
I’m looking at walker aids, and I can’t decide between a tri wheeled walker and a 4 wheeled rollator. What’s the difference?
Great question! Three wheeled walkers and four wheeled walkers are very similar on the surface, but they have a few basic differences.
Are you one of the many people looking for a pink walker or pink rollator? If so, you may have come across the Medline Breast Cancer Awareness Rollator
. This attractive pink rollator has a bright pink frame with black detailing, and the familiar pink breast cancer ribbon adds a unique touch to the seat and the padded backrest. It’s made by Medline, one of the largest manufacturers of mobility products in the United States.
The different types of brakes on the various walkers and rollators on the market can be very confusing, but we’re here to help! Read on for a close-up look at some of the different braking systems available, and maybe you’ll find something that will help you choose your next rollator. Read More