Not satisfied with your conventional walker? Want something that offers more movement and mobility? Then a rollator is the perfect independent living tool for you. These walkers come equipped with wheels in order to facilitate motion and allow individuals to move with the walker more freely, thus reducing the risk of tripping or falls.

To learn more about rollator walkers or to see our current selection of rollators, contact us or come in to either of our Kansas City medical equipment supply stores.

What is a Rollator Walker?

A rollator is an upgraded or advanced version of a conventional walker. It is made of a sturdy metallic frame that is set on four wheels. What makes a rollator different from conventional walkers is that it also has a seat allowing users to stop and sit if necessary. They also often have baskets for carrying small items even when both hands are occupied holding the walker.

As a rollator has wheels, it is also much easier to move, as people do not have to lift it like a conventional walker. The front wheels are typically swivel wheels allowing movement in all directions while the back wheels are fixed wheels. A rollator even has a locking mechanism so that it does not move when you want to sit on the seat of the rollator.

The hand height of a rollator can also be adjusted, making it versatile. As such, different individuals can use the same rollator if required. There are some collapsible rollators that are easy to store and transport. The modifications available on rollators are almost endless, and you can easily find one to match your exact needs. To find a rollator that is perfect for you or a loved one, come in to one of our Kansas City stores and we will be happy to help you pick the right one.

Why Individuals Need a Rollator Walker

Anyone who needs to use a conventional walker for everyday movement could benefit from a rollator. Specifically, these walkers make movement even easier and safer for individuals who are at a high risk of falls due to an unsteady gait or overall weakness.

For example, the following is list of conditions and diagnoses for which a rollator could be beneficial.

  • General weakness
  • Hemiparsis
  • Obesity
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Unsteady gait
  • History of falls
  • Joint pains
  • Decreased ability for weight bearing

Benefits of a Rollator Walker

Although the two are very similar, a rollator or a wheeled walker does have some benefits over a conventional walker. People who feel that they still do not have enough mobility using conventional walkers can switch to a rollator for improved mobility and safety. The following is a list of benefits that rollators offer:

  • With a rollator, you will find that moving is much easier as you do not have to use too much effort to lift and push the rollator.
  • Using a rollator will also allow you to walk or exercise for longer distances and longer periods of time.
  • You can take breaks, pauses, and even sit with a rollator, which is not possible with most conventional walkers, as these do not have a seat.

Find Rollators from Top Brand Names in Our Kansas City Stores

At Kansas City Home Medical Supply, we sell a wide selection of rollator walkers from some of the top medical equipment manufacturers. These include:

  • Essential Medical
  • Drive Medical
  • Nova
  • Medline
  • Standers

Are you thinking about buying a rollator or walker for yourself or a loved one experiencing limited movement and mobility? Look no further than Kansas City Home Medical Supply! With our wide variety of rollators, you are guaranteed to find one that is perfect for you. Come in to one of our Kansas City area stores today to see our rollator walkers and other mobility equipment available.