Offering the most stable and versatile walkers and rollators on the market to provide the comfort you deserve.
The walkers and rollators in our Central Maryland store can accommodate individuals from 4’ 8” to 6’ 6” tall and up to 450 lbs. We offer a range of sizes from mini, regular, tall, and heavy duty. If you suffer from poor endurance, poor balance or use bottled oxygen, we can find you a product that addresses your individual needs.
What is a Rollator?
A rollator is just another word for a rolling walker. This type of walker has casters on all four legs, which makes it much easier to move around, especially when you need to turn. Rollators also have a brake system operated via the handles similar to that of a bicycle.
Rolling walkers might be more expensive than the traditional walkers, but they offer a lot more flexibility and ease of operation.
Our selection of rollators includes:
What is a Walker?
A basic walker has a very simple design: it has two handles that are shaped like arches, which create 4 touch points with the ground. The handles are connected with a bar that also prevents the user from tipping over. Some walkers have casters on the front legs, but the traditional ones have to be lifted and physically moved in order to advance forward.
Our selection of walkers includes:
Located in Hanover, Maryland, Freedom Mobility proudly serves customers from Glen Burnie, Towson, Rockville, Annapolis, Owings Mills, Central Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia.
Choosing a New Walker or Rollator
Rollators and walkers accomplish the same goals with slightly different methods. Both pieces of equipment offer four points of contact between the user and the ground. Both walking aids can be customized with attachments like a basket or oxygen holder in order for you to easily carry personal items with them when on the move.
The big difference, however, between these two pieces of mobility equipment, is apparent from the names alone. Rollators rely on four wheels, whereas walkers rely on two wheels at the front and require the back legs of the equipment to be lifted slightly when moving around.
Rollators come equipped with brakes similar to those of a bicycle for safer navigation of inclined surfaces and stopping. Additional features and benefits of rollators include:
Most rollators can be folded for convenient transportation and storage, while other models come with rigid frames that can’t be manipulated. If you plan on taking your rollator on a bus, a plane or in a car, it might make sense to get a foldable model. Another aspect of portability is weight. Occasionally you might have to lift your rollator sometimes to overcome certain obstacles. Make sure you choose a lightweight model that is also durable.
Most rollators come with seats, but there are also seat-less models. If you are using a rollator by yourself, you can sit down whenever you get tired and want to take a break.
The majority of the rolling walkers we carry in our Maryland store have adjustable handles and even adjustable seat backs. Before committing to a specific model, be sure to check if it can be tailored to your height. Another important specification to look for is the rollator’s width. It might not matter if you have plenty of space in your home, but if you have to move through narrow hallways or doorways, make sure your rollator will fit.
If you need to carry an oxygen tank wherever you go or would like to have room for your personal belongings in your walker, then you need to get a model with storage. From wire baskets to cloth pouches and tubes, there are several different permanent and removable storage options for rollators. And, as always, our Maryland rollator experts can help you choose the most convenient storage solution for your needs.
Overall, both options can help you or your aging loved one with their mobility challenges and make walking and moving around safer and easier. If you’re not sure which option is right for you, our mobility specialists are always here to offer guidance in choosing the right equipment for your individual needs. Contact us to schedule an appointment at our Maryland Showroom to test drive our rollator selection.
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