Staying Mobile with a Rollator (Wheeled Walker)
Staying as mobile as possible is the most important challenge to a person with a disability. If the disability involves walking a rollator can be an important aide. When walking with no assistance becomes too difficult the addition of a rollator can be beneficial. If the person has a balance problem, weakness in the legs or any problem that makes walking unsafe, a rollator may be just the answer.
The most important thing is that the person using the rollator must have the strength in their hands to use the braking system. Rollators come in many shapes and sizes. Most of them have 4 wheels and a basket for carrying purses, supplies, or shopping items. The wheels can be small for a smaller rollator and work fine indoors and out. Rollators with larger wheels are great when walking through grass or across bumpy surfaces.
The greatest feature of the R-4602-T is the ability to sit down and rest on the cushioned seat. No need to worry about finding a place to sit, you have your chair with you. This is true of all rollators except the three wheeled types The seats come in various widths to accommodate people of all sizes. The weigh capacity is from 250 lbs to 400 lbs.
Also available is a 3 Wheeled Rollator without a seat for those who can walk longer distances without the need to sit down. The handles of the rollator should be adjusted for the users height. This can be determined by dropping the users arms to the side and the height should be to the wrist. The brakes are located under the handles and should be locked whenever the user sits down or is using the rollator to stand up to assure safety. Picking a rollator that is sturdy, the right size and adjusted to the persons height and weight can allow a person to maintain a sense of independence.
About the Author:
I have a degree in accounting but after 15 years suffered a burnout. I then went to training in computer software in the Microsoft Office Products. I also set up Peachtree accounting programs along with the training. I became disabled and now have a website marketing Mobility Equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, rollators and canes