Can You Use a Rollator as a Wheelchair? (Beware Risk of Falling!)

Rollators are a popular mobility aid for seniors and disabled persons that have exploded in popularity. The devices resemble walkers and the manufacturers have attached wheels to make pushing the device less taxing for the user.  They are also significantly cheaper than purchasing a wheelchair, which is an expense that can sometimes cost thousands of…

How Wide Is a Wheelchair? Can a Wheelchair FIT Through Your Doors?

Do you know how wide doorways need to be for wheelchair users to pass through them without difficulty?  We will discuss different types of wheelchairs, how they measure up, and ways homeowners can make their doors more accessible. ADA Standards The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that new construction include standard doorways, which measure…

Should Walker Wheels Be Inside or Outside? (WHERE To Install The Wheels?)

Want to add wheels to your existing walker or purchase a wheeled walker? The wheels can be installed inside or outside, but it is essential to understand the pros and cons of wheel positioning. You may ask yourself whether installing the wheels inside or outside your walker is best. With wheels inside, a walker will…

How Much Does a Walker Weigh? Is Lightweight Always the Best?

If you’re wondering how much a walker weighs, here’s a quick breakdown of the different types and weights available today. There are many styles and sizes of walkers. Three main types are: A standard walker (frame with four rubber-tipped legs). A front-wheeled walker (like a standard frame with wheels on the front legs). Rollator walkers…

4 Best Mobility Scooters for Tall Person (You Are Over Six Feet?)

Buying a mobility scooter for a tall person can be a true challenge. Most scooters are not designed for people measuring six feet and up, making it hard for tall people to find comfort and stability with their scooters. In choosing the best mobility scooter for a tall person, you should consider several features, including…