What you should think about if you use a walker, rollator, wheelchair or crutches during the coronavirus pandemic. Keep your walker or wheelchair clean, especially when leaving your home and returning. Attending to this may decrease the chance that Coronavirus is carried into your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rolling walkers, 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.