Walking frames also known as rollators are a very helpful support tool that helps the elderly
and disabled by providing support and balance when walking. Here are a few things that should
be considered when purchasing a walking frame.
1) Walking frames have to be moved by yourself
Even though most walking frames have wheels they need moving by the individual and they
dont move by themselves and without force, this means someone lacking the ability to manoeuvre
a walking frame will most likely be unsafe to use one.
2) Use an expert
In most instances it is important to use a doctor or occupational therapist to provide you
recommendations on which walking frames are best suited for you. They’ll be able to provide
good advice on walking frames that will support your needs, height and safety.
3) Consider additional accessories to your walking frame
Additional accessories can provide more accessibility, mobility and safety to walking frames
to help individuals more, things such as trays, bags, grip covers are examples of accessories
that can be added to walking frames.
4) Know your height and width requirements
It is important to know your height requirements when purchasing walking frames, this is mainly
for comfort and safety as well as your width requirements in things such as your house, bathroom,
and bedroom for manoeuvrability and accessibility.