Walking frames are a common mobility assistance device used by elderly persons with mobility issues. It allows for two-handed walking support, while reducing the impact on the lower body. For elderly loved ones, a fall could be hazardous and life-threatening. Older persons who are at higher risk of falls should consider the use of a walking frame or other mobility aids to prevent potential injuries.
Walking frames can be folded easily for storage, making them portable to fit into car boots, public transport, and also stored away easily when not in use.
For users who find a traditional walking frame too tedious to lift with every step, consider a walker instead. Walkers have 2 wheels in the front and require less effort to manoeuvre. In addition, it has 2 rear gliders which are specially designed to allow the user to walk normally without lifting the frame. This makes it easier for them to focus on walking.
Our line of walkers is carefully curated to ensure high safety standards and quality. The Stander EZ Fold-N-Go Walker has front wheels, allowing users to push the walker effortlessly. The walker is lightweight, portable, and foldable, allowing free-standing. It is also height-adjustable and comes in 2 sizes. The HappyWheels Travel Walker with Seat is also available for elderly users who want the comfort of a seat without having to use a 4-wheeled rollator.
Rollator walkers are 4-wheeled mobility aids that are commonly used in Singapore. They are usually equipped with handlebars, brakes and a built-in seat. Rollator walkers are ideal for elderly users who are still mobile but require some support to walk longer distances. Best of all, they can take a rest anytime they wish with the portable seat. Rollators can be used both indoors and outdoors and provide a steady support for older persons to walk about.
We offer an array of rollators ranging from lightweight travel rollators to 2-in-1 rollators. The Rollz Motion 2-in-1 Rollator Pushchair has unique design which allows it to work as both a rollator and a pushchair. Users can walk with the assistance of the rollator, and then transform it easily into a pushchair whenever they get tired. This 2-in-1 Rollator Pushchair provides a wonderful convenience for both the user and caregiver as they do not have to bring along two different mobility aids when they go out. It also encourages the elderly person to walk as much as they can, to maintain their mobility and strength.
The Rollz Flex Compact Lightweight Rollator is our choice for a compact rollator. It is also equipped with a shopping bag for additional storage space.
Various factors should be considered when choosing between a walking frame, a walker, or a rollator.
Some of the main reasons to get a mobility aid are:
• Weakening of lower body strength
• Prone to falling (fall risk)
• Post-injury or rehabilitation
• Physical pain due to mobility
• Susceptible to fatigue when standing for prolonged periods
To best choose the most appropriate mobility aid, find out what are the issues that your elderly loved one is facing. Individuals with weakened lower body strength should use a walker or rollator instead of a traditional walking frame as it eliminates the need to lift the frame itself, lowering the risk of tripping or falling. The user can then focus their attention on walking without worry.
Elderly persons who enjoy longer walks can consider rollators as they can take a seat and rest anytime in between walks. With the help of the right mobility aid, users can maintain their mobility and independence and enjoy quality of life.
For a more comprehensive guide, you can also read our guide to choosing the right mobility aids for your loved ones.
At The Golden Concepts, we carry a wide range of walkers, rollators, and foldable walking frames in our store to encourage the elderly to maintain their mobility and independence in their golden years. Our team of product specialists can assist you to find a solution that best suits your needs. Contact us at +65 8657 1657 or head down to our showroom to view our product range today.
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