Wheeled walkers (or rollators) are 3- or 4-legged walking frames with wheels on each end, with some kind of pouch or basket to carry your things. Rollators aid elderly and people with mobility or balance issues to maintain an active lifestyle. The design of the wheeled walkers improves your walking ability and allows you to safely travel on slippery or rough terrain, where crutches would fail. They are lighter than an average wheelchair, easily foldable, and you can repurpose them as a wheelchair and rest your body on. However, rollators aren’t perfect walking supports. You should note that when falling sideways, the wheeled walker doesn’t protect you and is likely to fall with you.
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Medical alert systems perfectly compliment the wheeled walkers. There are mobile personal emergency pendants available that are wireless, light weighted and use cellular mobile networks. You can take them with you, and upon facing any kind of danger or need a helping hand, just push the button and talk through the microphone. Mobile personal emergency units have built-in GPS tracking systems, which enables the response operators to determine your location wherever you go. Think about the medical alert system as an extra protective layer that follows you silently wherever you go, and allows you to reach out for help when needed.
Although wheeled walkers are great tools to keep you stable, falls may still occur. You should always keep this in mind, and prepare for such instances. What should you do? Having a medical alert pendant with fall detection is a surefire way to avoid inconvenient situations where you fell on the ground, and cannot lift yourself. The emergency signal can be triggered manually by pressing the help button, or automatically as the pendant is able to sense sudden height change. By applying the right safety net, you can discover the outside world to your heart’s content.
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