Welcome to All About Walkers and Rollators
Everyone loves to go for a walk. Many people take it for granted how easy it is to get up and walk to the bathroom or take a leisurely stroll outside. There are health conditions that make it hard for people to walk. People age and feel unsteady, have surgery and need extra support or just cannot keep up the endurance that they use to. A walker or rollator is a piece of medical equipment that enables a person to continue walking with safety. They help to prevent falls and gives people their freedom to walk again.
Choosing a Style
Walkers and rollators come in many styles. You can choose to have three legs, four legs, wheels, bench seats, baskets, fold for transporting plus many other options. Several models are also transport chairs and that are a combination rollator/wheelchair.
It is very important to take the time to choose a walker or rollator that will best fit your needs. Begin by visiting your doctor or physical therapist. Discuss with them what your needs are and how you plan to use a walker.
A few things to consider:
- Do you need to sit down frequently?
- Will you be walking outdoors?
- Does the Walker need to fold to fit in your trunk?
- Are you strong enough to use hand brakes?
Paying for a Walker
Medicare will help pay for a walker and get a new one every five years if you meet the medicare requirements. Follow the requirements carefully for reimbursement.
Personalize Your Walker
Accessorize your walker with a bag to carry your belongings in, a cell phone holder, water bottle holder. Make your own walker bag or purchase a designer walker bag. Decorate, as you want to individualize the rollator. Make the holidays fun by adding a flag on the Fourth of July or a horn to greet the New Year.
Maintain Your Walker
Preform maintenance on your walker on a regular basis. Check the brakess, wheels, nuts and bolts. If you are unable to do the maintenance yourself ask a family member or friend to check the safety of your walker rollator.
This site is a resource for you to start your search for the best rollator or walker that will fit your needs. Take the time to analyze the styles and benefits of each type. A walker rollator will bring you many years of safe walking and get you out of your chair with the freedom to walk again.