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Mobility Aids

ELDERLUXE presents a wonderful collection of specialized indoor walkers and rollators.

Indoor rollators are manufactured in a variety of styles and designs. Designs for rolling walkers include both 3-wheels and 4-wheels. The former is easier to maneuver in tight indoor spaces while the latter provides greater stability due to more touchpoints. We feature portable and light-weight rollators for primarily indoor use. The lighter heft makes them easier to travel and store.
 

Choosing a Walker or Rollator

Before purchasing a walker, rollator, or other walking aid be sure to keep these considerations in mind.

Height of the user– If the walking aid is too low, it will encourage bad posture. Make sure to purchase with this in mind. Many walking aids have the ability to adjust for height considerations. Click HERE for a quick guide to measuring yourself for a rollator.

Weight of the user– If the walking aid can’t support the user than it is virtually useless. Make sure to verify the maximum weight capacity.

Handgrips– Most walking aids have either molded plastic or foam rubber handgrips. Some handgrips can be adjusted to the users preference. There are also options in handgrips that are specifically designed to spread weight over a wider area of the palm.

3 Legged Frames– Three leg frames allow for greater maneuverability but are less stable than 4 legged frames. Great for getting through smaller spaces.

4 Legged Frames – Four leg frames are more stable allowing the user to maneuver through tougher terrain. Since they are bulkier, they may not be good for tight spaces. Good for individuals that go outside.

Wheels(for rollators) – The wheels of your rollator can be large or small. The larger they are the easier it is to get over tougher obstacles. Smaller wheels are more suited for indoor use. Wheels can also be fixed or have a swivel.

Brakes (for rollators)– There are three types of breaks in a rollator. Pressure, cable, and locking. They all have good points and bad. Make sure to ask your supplier for information on the strengths and weaknesses of each type.

Indoor vs Outdoor – Two walkers may be the answer. A rollator for outdoor use and a standard walker for indoor. If you have separate levels to your house or apartment you may also consider getting one for each flour.

The key to better mobility and safety is correctly matching the walking aid to the user’s needs, abilities, limitations, and environment.

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