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Diminishing The Risk Of Falling With Walkers And Rollators

It’s imperative that we put efforts into caring for our elderly. Especially when they have endured injuries or illnesses that have diminished their strength and balance, our elderly loved ones need our help. Sometimes, you can simply chalk it up to their advanced ages. The older we get, the more difficulty we experience completing simply everyday tasks – and walking is among them.

This is why walkers and rollators (four-wheeled walkers) ware among the most effective and useful mobility solutions on the market. Lightweight, yet sturdy, walkers provide support that canes are unable to. They are excellent at significantly reducing the risk of falls, giving seniors with mobility issues the ability to walk around independently.

When is using a walker or rollator recommended?

As mentioned, a loss of strength and balance often comes with old age. However, walkers are generally recommended to those who have certain medical issues that further impede their ability to stand up with ease and/or walk without pain. As Brian Carmody describes on VeryWell.com, there are a number of conditions that walkers and rollators help to make easier to contend with.

“Many (seniors who live alone) have conditions like hip and back problems, arthritis, and severe breathing conditions that inhibit their ability to walk and limit their endurance,” he writes, “That is not to say that you won’t find many seniors in assisted living residences and nursing homes who also use a walker or rollator. They are probably more common in these residences and even then, a walker or a rollator could prolong independence.”

Caring-For-Aging-Parents.com adds that walkers and rollators are often recommended to elderly individuals after they’ve experienced falls. The site notes, of course, that it’s wise to use these mobility solutions as preventative measures so that falls can be prevented. That way, hard-to-recover-from hip fractures can be avoided.

The website also points out that rollators are perfect for seniors who need places to sit down when they get tired. They also serve as great places to rest items instead of having to carry them in bags.

At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we proudly offer a number of high-quality walkers and rollators!

They include Triumph Mobility’s Escape Rollator and Human Care’s neXus 3 Rollator.

“Escape is available in 3 seat heights to fit almost any user and has a compact folding system that is easy to fold with a simple lift of the release handle,” describes the Triumph Mobility website, “This design makes it easier to lift into the trunk of a car but, as an added benefit, it also stands when folded for easy storage when not in use.”

“The best-selling neXus 3 is an innovative, high-quality rollator,” notes the Human Care website, “The neXus 3 features an “X” frame design that folds from side to side which makes it quick and easy to fold. It also allows the rollator to stand independently when folded and ensures that it requires minimal space.”

If you have any questions about the walkers and rollators offered by LifeCare Mobility Solutions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 647-350-4488 or email us at info@lifecaremobility.ca. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!

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