Bariatric Rollators That Keep You Mobile
Choosing the right mobility device can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you've only recently discovered that you could benefit from one. We recommend bariatric rollators for larger individuals who have trouble getting around. These handy devices are designed to help you maintain your independence, prevent injury and deter overexertion. Bariatric rollators are designed for heavier adults and support those who weigh 250 pounds or more.
Parentgiving is here to assist you with finding the right bariatric rollator for your needs, with styles by the top brands like Drive, Medline, Nova, Lumex, Karman and more. You can easily narrow our selection by to find rollators by size, weight capacity, brand and price.
Is a Rollator the Best Choice for Me?
Before deciding on a specific walking aid, it's important to note that there are tons of unique options on the market. Though similar, bariatric rollators differ from bariatric walkers in many ways. Where a traditional bariatric walker has a fixed base, a rollator has wheels at the end of all four legs, offering ease of movement over various different terrains. These walking aids have several unique features that vary based on model. In general, you're more likely to find styles with extras like seats and baskets when you opt for a rollator instead of a walker.
We have a wide variety of rollators with seats that allow you to take a brief rest whenever you need to, as well as several folding rollators that are perfect for travel, everyday errands and more. If you intend to use your rollator outdoors, make sure you choose one with larger, more heavy-duty wheels that allow you to easily glide over everything from carpeting and hardwood to grass and gravel. If you aren't sure which rollator style is most appropriate for you or your patient, feel free to reach out to us at Parentgiving and we'd be happy to assist you with your purchase.
Choosing the Best
Mobility devices can help you overcome one of your biggest challenges&mdashgetting around more easily. Using a walker or a rollator can enhance your independence and provide support to ease back pain or other back issues. A walker features a fixed base&mdashtypically a rubber tip&mdashat the end two or all of its four legs glides can make movement easier and reduce the amount of picking up and moving the walker forward. A rollator has wheels at the end of all four legs these may be large and sturdy enough to wheel indoors on carpets and uneven surfaces and outdoors on pavement and even grass.
Some features are the same for both rollators and walkers but because movement is faster with a rollator these devices often have additional features related to braking.
Top bariatric walker and rollator features:
- 1" aluminum tube construction that offers strength plus maneuverability
- Weight capacity that meets your bodyweight
- Adjustable handles or legs to accommodate your height often in 1&rdquo increments
- Contoured and/or textured handgrips for comfort
- Folding design if you travel a lot by car and want to take it with you
The additional features can enhance the safety and comfort of a bariatric rollator:
- Under-seat basket for carrying personal items
- Ergonomic hand grips with easy-to-use locking loop brakes that you pull up to stop and push down to lock
- A wider padded cushion seat&mdashfrom 17 to 20 inches or more&mdashfor increased seating surface and added comfort when you want to take a rest
- Durable heavy-duty 8" wheels for indoor and outdoor use
A streamlined profile will help you more easily maneuver around your home. The Go-Lite Bariatric Rollator Walker by Drive features a deep wide frame yet with a reduced overall width designed to fit easily through standard household doorways.
If dexterity is a challenge look for an easy-to-fold walker like Medline&rsquos Deluxe Bariatric Walker with its two-button folding design&mdasheasy-to-use push-button mechanisms that can be operated by the fingers a palm or side of a hand. Each side of this lightweight walker operates independently to make opening or closing it a breeze.