If you currently own a rollator or looking to purchase a rollator, there are a few factors to keep in mind when you choose a rollator that is right for you. Rollators typically have three to four legs with wheels which make them easy to maneuver. Rollators also have a cushioned area so that you can rest if needed. The purpose of rollators are designed to help you improve your balance and the benefit of them is they do not need to be lifted unlike walkers.
Consider The Type of Wheels
Rollators all come with different types of wheels depending on the surface you’ll be using your rollator on. For instance, if you will be using your rollator on an uneven surface that can be bumpy, you will want to consider inflatable wheels. The alternative to the inflatable type are regular rubber wheels. Rollator wheels are typically easy and affordable to replace.
Ease of Use and Height
When you are looking for a rollator for purchasing, it is best to test it out if possible. You’ll want to ensure that you are completely safe and secure when using the rollator. For example, look out for challenges that may cause you to slip when you sit down or get up from the rollator. You will want to ensure your rollator is strong enough with the correct brakes when you need to stop.
Additionally, because people vary in height you’ll have to purchase a rollator that is appropriate for your height. Karman Healthcare recommends that your body should not twist while using a rollator.
How Comfortable Are You?
At the end of finding the right rollator, you’ll want to look for comfortability. If you plan on using your rollator on a daily basis, you will want to find the one that offers certain comfort features such as back support, or considering whether or not you need seats. Three wheel rollators typically do not come with seats however most four wheel rollators do.
If you are still unsure about which rollator is right for you, simply give Rice Village Medical Supply a call and we can help discuss your options.