How a rollator can help with mobility

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We all have someone in our family that is a senior. It could be your grandparents, and grand uncle or aunt. If you live with them, you would no doubt have seen the trouble they may have walking. You may not realize it if you are young, but we will all come to that age where we simply cannot make it from point A to B without some help.

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As we all age, we will soon find that it is hard to do certain things. One may not be able to eat everything they want. There will be health complications, and most of all mobility becomes a big problem. There are, however, a few things that one can do to help with this. You can click here to find more information but continue reading to learn more.

Walking sticks

These have been around for many ears. In fact, they are centuries old and people who needed help with walking used these sticks to give them some support when they need to go somewhere. However, if you want to use one of them, you will notice that they require some effort. For people who are in their 70’s and 80’s this device may not serve them well and they can not lift up the stick to move forward.

Wheeled walkers

The best thing for the elderly who require more support when they walk is a rollator or a walker that has wheels attached to it. These items come in three and four-wheeled versions and can give a person a lot of stability when they walk. There is no need to lift them up all the time, and unlike a stick, they will help you move forward.

aa06There are two primary models for these walkers, the three wheels and the one with four. You can select one depending on your requirement. If you or the person who will use it, only wishes to move around indoors, the three-wheeled option would be suitable; however, they can also be used outside if desired. Alternatively, the one that comes with four wheels is more stable, and can also have a seat in case you want to rest your legs for a while.

Conclusion

Having mobility issues can be rather frustrating to many people. Having some assistance in the way of a rollator can give one some much-needed independence. Check out the many options available, and you can find one that suits your situation.