Rolling Walkers for Elderly
Immobility can limit your activities and bound you to your bed or resting place which can lead to social isolation, depression and lower self-esteem. Walkers help people suffering from medical conditions that force them to remain indoors, maintain an active lifestyle and be independent. They help them enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities and are a great companion.
Types of walkers
If you experience a foot injury, you might have difficulty walking and constant fear of falling. A walker can help remove that fear and assist you in walking. There are multiple types of rolling walkers available. Amongst them are the following:
This type of rolling walker has wheels on the two front legs. It is a good option for temporary use but not for long-term weight bearing need.
This rolling walker has three wheels attached and helps to provide stability and increase balance. It has a lighter weight compared to a four-wheel rolling walker.
This is for people who have majorly recovered from their injury and no longer have to put weight on the walker to maintain balance.
Benefits of a rolling walker
A rolling walker allows elderly people to walk easily by pushing the walker along the floor. This removes the need for picking up the walker at each step in order to advance forward. Another advantage of rolling walkers is that it allows you to walk at a greater speed. It is easily fordable which means it can be stored in a compact place such as the car's boot. This makes it easily transportable.
However, there is also one disadvantage of rolling walkers. It is that it is less secure and stable because it can go rolling away from you while walking because of the wheels.