4 Wheel Walker / Four Wheel Walker with Seat
While there are numerous options to choose from when it comes to rollators, 4-wheel rollators can offer the most in stability and ease of use. Many such rollators come with extra features that most 3-wheel walkers can’t compete with. That’s not to say that 3-wheelers are completely old-fashioned, but many people who need to use a walker will benefit more from 4-wheel walkers than they would from any other choice. Choose from AvaCare Medical’s large selection of 4-wheel rollator walkers with seats and brakes! Read more...
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How 4-Wheel Rollators Can Help Users the Most
In certain ways, users can benefit more from a 4-wheel mobility walker with a seat and brakes than from a regular walker or a 3-wheel version. Many elderly and disabled users want to have some increased mobility while still retaining their independence. With the right seated 4-wheel rollator walker, users can still retain plenty of movement and the ability to walk. Other than this, some of the additional benefits that a four wheel walker can provide are as follows:
Increased Stability and Balance
By using a 4-wheel walker with brakes and a seat, users can feel safe and secure, knowing that they have optimal stability and balance. Since elderly and handicapped persons are so susceptible to falling due to limited balance, they can derive great benefit from using a 4-wheel walker with a seat and brakes.
Options for Seating and Comfort
Walkers with 4 wheels, a seat, and handbrakes, too, are able to offer users more security and comfort. Regular and extra wide heavy duty rollator walkers are made with comfort in mind; they have backrests and cushioned seats, which help users who are easily tired from walking long distances. These seating options literally let a user take a break anytime they need to without having to find a bench or a seat on their own.
Many 4-Wheel Rollators are Adjustable
4-wheel walkers, both with or without seats, are often height-adjustable so that they can accommodate users of various heights, and so that it is easier for a person to be fitted for their 4 wheel rolling walker. This also helps because it allows the user to maintain better balance.
Additional Options for Personal Storage
4-wheel walking rollators with a seat and a basket can give users a bit of personal storage space. This makes them perfect for storing personal belongings on trips, and for keeping emergency medicines and personal information close by at all times in case of emergencies. Another way a user can benefit from a four-wheel rolling rollator walker with a seat and basket is by taking medical necessities (such as oxygen tanks) without needing to buy a separate compartment to attach to their walkers.
Faster Walking Pace than Standard Walkers
Standard walkers often slow people down, sometimes more than necessary. This can cause much discomfort and end up causing faster exhaustion since there are no seating options. Therefore, a walker with 5 wheels, a seat, and a handbrake can greatly benefit users, since they allow them to move at a faster pace. This also prevents the need to lift the device, and reduces exhaustion and fatigue. There are also walkers with 4 swivel wheels, for easy maneuvering. You can find rollators with swivel wheels on AvaCare Medical.
4-Wheel Rollators Can Accommodate Numerous Types of People
There are numerous types of walkers with four wheels on the market to accommodate a wide variety of users. Some users may be tall, others may be short, and some may even need a 4-wheel walker with no seat. It all depends on their physical capabilities. Extra wide rolling walkers can help to benefit users who require a higher weight rating. Most standard rollators have a weight capacity of 250 to 350 pounds. Bariatric models of 4 wheeled walkers with brakes can often accommodate users with a 400 to 600 pound weight limit.
Are There Any Downsides to 4-Wheel Rollators?
The few drawbacks associated with four wheel mobility walkers should be understood by their users. With a 4-wheel walker with a seat and brakes, a user isn’t going to have the increased turn radius, or even be able to fit into the tight spaces that a 3-wheel rollator may be able to provide. Rollators also aren’t meant for extreme weight bearing, and users need to keep that in mind when using them.
Positioning has a lot to do with added balance and coordination, and if a user is standing too far out when he leans forward and bears weight on a rollator, it can cause the person to fall forward or the rollator to escape control. Therefore, if a person wants more control, he needs to be careful that the rollator won’t move out from underneath him. If he can’t ensure this, then he may actually need a regular walker, or possibly even a manual wheelchair instead. On the positive side, though, the fact is that 4-wheeled walkers provide more of a secure option in terms of providing a safe mobility tool for users who need some assistance. Heavy duty 4 wheel walkers are actually significantly more secure than walking canes.
Choosing the Best 4-Wheel Rollators
Here at AvaCare Medical, we have some of the best brands of medical rollators on the market. Choosing a good brand does have something to do with the quality of the product, so it’s important to use a walker with four wheels that is made by a leading manufacturer. Aside from this, other factors to consider when choosing a walker include the height (or height adjustment capability) of the walker, the wheel size (smaller wheel sizes are meant more for indoor use or for use on smooth surfaces), whether or not the rollator has a seat and backrest, the storage options mentioned above, and even the unit’s safety features (handbrakes, locking wheels, etc.). By looking carefully into all of these, one can definitely find the right 4 wheel walker, with a seat and a basket, or even the most suitable 4 wheel walker with a tray. If one should need any more information or help choosing a walker, he can always read our guide on How to Choose the Best Rollator.
Here at AvaCare Medical, we care about your needs and your safety, and we want you to choose the 4-wheel rollator that’s right for you! Every member of our staff is extremely knowledgeable about each product we carry, and all items we offer are tested to ensure the highest quality possible. If you would like to speak to a customer care representative regarding your order, simply dial 1-877-813-7799, and someone will happily assist you in finding the right four wheel rollator. And remember, all of our 4-wheel and 5-wheel walkers qualify for free shipping!