Choosing the Right Rollator

How to Choose the Right Rollator for You

There are a number of things to consider when choosing a rollator.  Let's make it a little easier to narrow down what you might need:

Ask yourself - Where am I going to use this rollator the most?

There are rollators that are good for every environment and others more suited for just indoor use. If using your rollator outside or on uneven surfaces, choose a rollator with large and stable wheels like the Carl-Oskar. If you mostly use it indoors, smaller wheels ensure walking is smooth. If you frequently transport it, think about weight and folding possibilities.  For an all-over versatile model, choose a neXus.

Ask yourself - How do I know which seat height to choose?

The easiest way to determine your seat height is to sit in a comfortable chair in your home.  Measure the floor-to-seat height of that chair, and the closest available seat height will be the model for you.  Your feet should rest comfortably on the ground when you sit down on your rollator.

Ask yourself - What about the size of the rollator?

The seat should feel roomy with sufficient distance between the handles so you do not have to squeeze into the seat. Also, make sure the width of the rollator fits through your doorways. A rollator that can partially fold while walking, like the neXus, is ideal for narrow doorways.

 

 

Ask yourself - What about the handles?

Some of our rollators, like the neXus, come with taller handles but all of our rollators are height adjustable.  To ensure that you have chosen the correct handle, and set it to an accurate level, have someone help you measure the floor to hand height when you bend your arm at the elbows approximately 20 to 30 degrees.

 

Whichever rollator you ultimately choose, we are certain you will have years of enjoyment!