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Mobility Aids - What You Need to Know

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Updated May 30, 2014

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Before You Buy a Walker
Mobility Aids - What You Need to Know
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A simple, standard walker can be life-changing for the person who just needs that extra stability and additional mobility to remain independent. Since walkers are crucial items, it's important to have it sized right for you. The height on most walkers is adjustable, but be sure to consider width as well. Check if the walker you choose is sized for an adult, child, or large adult. Some people will want to have wheels added to the front of the walker as opposed to having rubber stoppers on the 4 legs.

A rollator walker is another option (pictured above). A rollator walker is similar to a standard walker but it has tires and hand brakes. Rollators do not require the lifting of the walker that a standard walker requires. A rollator, however, requires that the the patient be strong enough to control it. Consider these Top Walkers/Rollator Walkers.

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