Making the Most of Your Rollator

Posted by Tanika on 4/30/2017 to Walking Aids
Making the Most of Your Rollator

Technology makes it easier for those with mobility issues to function. FaceTime, Skype, and other related apps, allow face to face communication with family members and friends without leaving the comforts of your home.

Home delivery service is available to bring groceries, prescriptions, and your favorite restaurant meals straight to your door. No need to venture out to crowded malls or department stores; you can order from all your favorite stores from your chair or couch. Although the need to leave our homes has been minimized, there's nothing like getting out of the house for a little while and mingling amongst other people and limited mobility doesn't have to stop you.

Today, we are going to discuss rollators as a mobility aid: how to choose them and how to make the most of them.

What are Rollators?

A rollator is basically a walker with attached wheels. It has a frame with either three or four large wheels and may have a built-in seat for resting and a crossbar for back support. Other features that rollators might have are: height-adjustable handle bars, height-adjustable seats, and hand brakes.

Rollator Options

There are different rollator options to choose from based on your individual needs.

  • The Juvo Mobi Personal Transporter Standard rollator is suggested for users whose stamina isn't as great, for those who need balance support, and/or have problems standing for long periods of time. These rollators contain a seat for resting and wheels of 6-inch diameter.
  • The Juvo Mobi Personal Transporter Deluxe Model is similar to the standard model but has larger wheels and comes in a wider variety of fashionable colors.
  • Bariatric rollators provide mobility support for overweight users who require stability and a seat for resting. Our bariatric rollator, the Juvo Mobi Personal Transporter Heavy Duty Model, is about five pounds heavier than the standard model but supports up to 100 more pounds than the other Juvo rollators.

Accessories to Help You Make the Most of Your Rollator

Whatever kind of rollator you may have, you can invest in some accessories that will allow you to use it to its fullest. Some of these accessories include: carry bags, cup holders, lights, and folding trays.

Walker carry or tote bags can be attached to your rollator with included plastic clips. These bags make it easy for you to keep your personal belongings close to you without having to hold them in your lap.

Mountable cup holders can be placed on your rollator, enabling you to take small to large sized beverages on the go.

Mobility lights can be clamped onto your rollator for safety purposes. They are both low light and motion sensing, turning on and off automatically.

Folding rollator trays provide a surface for eating, writing, and crafting. They can hold up to five pounds and can be folded out of the way when you are not using them.

If you have mobility issues consider a rollator, if you are already a rollator user, make sure that you are making the most of it.

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