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Choosing Between A Walker And A Rollator

By | Mobility Solutions, Walkers & Rollators | September 23, 2020 | Comments (0)

Does the seemingly simple act of walking cause you any aches and pains? Do you sometimes find it difficult to find your balance? Is it difficult to walk long distances without stopping to rest? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, it might be time to consider the use of a wheeled walker or rollator. These mobility solutions provide excellent support to those who wish to walk longer distances steadily and safely.

What types of walkers are available?

If you’re confident in your upper body strength, a two-wheeled walker would make an ideal choice. This solution is a walking frame with handles and (as the name gives away) two wheels. A user gently lifts or pushes the walker along with each step he/she takes. A rollator walker (or just “rollator” for short) is a walking frame with handles and four wheels. Rollators allow users to continuously push them along as they walk.

Both two-wheeled walkers and four-wheeled rollators are well known for restoring both confidence and independence in their users. Without them, many individuals with mobility issues rely on the help of others to help them safely walk from one point to another. With the extra support provided by these mobility solutions, a person can experience a great resurgence of dignity and self-worth.

Walkers and rollators greatly reduce the risk of slips and falls.

Preventing injury, of course, is of paramount importance. Both the two-wheeled and four-wheeled variety provide excellent alternatives to canes and walking sticks. They are reliable, durable and very user-friendly. As well, it should be reiterated that wheeled walkers and rollators are among the safest options for those with mobility issues.

Wheeled walkers and rollator walkers are also lightweight. This makes them easy to lift, even for those with limited strength. These great solutions are also easy to transport from one location to another. They are foldable, making for easy storage in your home. In addition, rollators usually come with mesh baskets. Hung on the front and folded away when not in use, these baskets are perfect for carrying personal items or small shopping bags.

Walkers and rollators need to be properly fitted to account for one’s height.

This way, no user will ever experience unnecessary back pain or stress on his/her knee joints. At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we’re happy to work with you to ensure that you get the proper walker or rollator for your needs. We’re also mindful of the fact that you’re likely to be budget-conscious during these trying times.

To help you save money, we provide affordable recycled products when available. And remember, wheeled walkers and rollator walkers are partially funded in Ontario by the Assistive Devices Program (administered by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care). Be sure to ask us for more information about obtaining this funding.

If you have any questions about the wheeled walkers and rollators offered by LifeCare Mobility Solutions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800 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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