Rollators are a mobility device, much like a walking frame, but they have the addition of wheels so the device can be easily moved without lifting it. They are often used to provide the user with support when walking independently. In some cases, users will need the extra support or balance due to mobility or an increase in fatigue when being active. Rollators come in different styles with a variety of features including a 3 or 4 wheel option.
When choosing a rollator to suit your needs, there are different factors you should take into account when making the decision. These can differ from why you need a rollator, to where you will be using it, or if you need a compact rollator that can be folded and stored easily. Other considerations can be safety features such as brakes or the type of grips, or if you need a folding seat on it.
When choosing a rollator, the purpose of the