People with mobility problems already have a challenging life. If walking to the mailbox is a huge task, having a walker would be a great help. There are numerous options for medical walkers available, so finding one to suit your needs should be fairly easy. Knowing the brands, models and features would be helpful when having to make that final decision.
This guide will help you cut through the confusion so that you can choose the perfect walker for you or your loved one and help them to regain some of their lost independence.
What Type of Walker Do I Need?
The first thing you must consider is the kind of walker you want. Do you prefer rollators (the walkers that have wheels) or the regular walkers (without wheels)? Rolling walkers that are foldable come in the 3 or 4 wheel variety and your choice will depend on your own stability.
The 3 wheeled walkers are for those who only need a little assistance, but the 4 wheeled ones are more stable and can support more weight. Even the lightweight 4 wheeled walkers can support up to 300 pounds.
Hugo Walker: Do I NEED It?
The lightweight walkers are a popular choice for today’s walker users. The option to have a walker that is easy to carry and use is in great demand. With great input from their customers brands like Karman Healthcare have produced lighter weight walkers that are safe and have numerous add-on features. Let’s take a closer look at some of the models.
The model R-4800 portable walker with wheels, seat and backrest is a 4 wheel rollator designed to carry up to 300 lbs. No tools are required for assembly and it is easy to fold and comes with very big wheels. There is a nylon basket under the seat that provides great storage.
Two in One Rollator
Another model, R-4602-T is a 2-in-1 medical walker that performs like a rollator style walker as well as a transport chair. They vary in price from $270 up to $635 depending on where you purchase it from. Some great features include a unique design that allows you to switch quickly from walker to transport chair and vice versa in just one simple step.
It folds to a compact size for easy storage, can carry up to 250 lb., is adjustable in height, doesn’t require any tools for assembly, good sized basket for storage, removable foot rests and big wheels that make easier traveling over rough or uneven ground.
Other Brands of Rolling Walkers
Another popular brand is the Nova which has an array of models and features. The most popular Nova models with walker users are the Mini Mack 4214 and the Cruiser Deluxe 420. Features that come standard with these models include a roomy seat, adjustable handles, large wheels, basket for storage, safety brakes along with other easy to use features.
When choosing the medical walker brand for your purposes, you will have to do a bit of homework to get your perfect walker. Read the user reviews along with the maker’s info so that you can make an informed decision.
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