Choosing a Rollator can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Our 5 tips guide will help you find the right rollator for you. Every purchase starts with research.
It is important to ask yourself questions like:
Where will you primarily be using the rollator?
Three wheels or Four wheels?
How much support do you need from the rollator?
How often will you be travelling in a car and bringing your rollator with you?
What size of rollator is right for me?
If you are using the rollators indoors, we recommend you choose a rollator with smaller wheels. It is important to ensure that the rollator can be maneuvered in the hallways and into rooms. For outdoor terrains, it is good to choose a rollator with wheels that are 8″ in diameter or larger to handle rough or uneven terrain.
3 or 4 Wheel Rollators
3-wheel rollators are easier to maneuver but are not as stable as 4-wheel rollators.
How much support do you need from the rollator? Four-wheel rollators provide more stability than three-wheel rollators. If you need more support walking long distances or need to take short breaks on your walks to sit down, a four-wheel rollator would be the right choice for you.
Portability and Storage
If you travel a lot, a rollator that folds easily will make it easier to transport. Three-wheel rollators tend to be lighter and fold up into a smaller size. A foldable rollator may be easier to store when it is not in use, particularly in small homes or apartments.
Fit of the Rollator
Finding a rollator that fits your height and weight is important for your health and comfort. Before you purchase a rollator, we highly recommend that you check the listed weight capacity of the rollator to make sure that it can properly support your weight.
For rollators with a seat, measure the height and width of the seat before you buy to make sure you can sit comfortably. Your hands must also be able to comfortably hold on to the grips and easily engage the brakes. Mobility1st can help fit you for a walker, while considering all your needs. Call us at 1-866-235-7996 to know more about our rollators.