Rollator & Walkers
At Vital Living, we stock a wide range of rollators and walkers to aid people who require additional support when walking. Ideal for people who have balancing issues and are at risk of falling, rollators keep users safe by providing the extra stability needed when walking and standing. Available to purchase or hire for short term needs, browse our range and shop online, or visit us in-store in Port Macquarie, Taree or Forster.
Features and Benefits
Rollators differ from other walkers in their design. Similar to pick-up frames in terms of support and function, rollators have additional features, including:
- Three to Four Wheels: People with limited upper body strength will find walkers with wheels easier to operate than those without. By having wheels on each of its legs, a rollator offers its user easy manoeuvrability both indoors and outdoors.
- Seat: Many rollators have seats which allow users to stop and rest whenever they feel they need to. This is especially helpful for people who find walking difficult and/or exhausting.
- Hand Breaks: Although wheels make moving around easier, they also increase the risk of the user slipping. Hand breaks help rectify this problem as they prevent the wheels from moving when the user needs their rollator to be still and steady, enhancing user safety.
Rollators are a popular option for people requiring walking aids as they are easy to use and manoeuvre, sturdy, and are multi-functional. The multiple wheels, seat, and thick handles allow users to walk longer distances than they would be able to by themselves or with less supportive mobility aid. These walkers are also height-adjustable, ensuring the user is comfortable when using one for a prolonged period. Rollators can help increase users’ mobility and autonomy through the stability they offer in settings inside and outside the home.
At Vital Living, we have rollators available for both purchase and hire, so we can offer a solution suitable for your short and long-term needs. We are also a NDIS registered service provider, so we can help you if a rollator is included on a NDIS recipient’s care plan.