Rollators are a very popular walking aid for persons of limited mobility.
You can often see Seniors using them in assisted living facilities, shopping malls, grocery stores, and public transportation. Since we sell so many of them, and since we have relationships with the best brand manufacturers of these products, we know what to look for.
The essential attributes of a “good” rollator are:
- to be lightweight and packable (for putting into car trunks or folding up in smaller senior living spaces)
- to have larger wheels (7.5” inches or more) for traversing curbs and landings
- to have a seat (for taking a rest when tired)
- to have an easy breaking mechanism (loop brakes, handle breaks, etc.) for easing stopping and for staying in place
- to have some storage for keeping essentials (phone, wallet, other)
When selecting a rollator, ensure the size and weight capacity meets the user’s needs. Some rollators have adjustable height handles, or are designed specifically for petite or oversize persons (large weight capacity). Also have an idea on where the rollator will be used – if on city streets or public spaces, then larger wheels are required. If the rollator is used primarily indoors or in one’s living space, than smaller wheel diameters and a smaller footprint is ideal. Regardless of your personal preference, the following Parentgiving Picks are our best rated and most popular. Call customer service if you have particular questions or want to ensure an ideal fit.