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Adult Walkers / Types of Walkers for Adults

Even though there are walkers made for people of every age, adult walkers make up most of the market today. If you’re shopping around for walkers for adults, we have a large selection of such affordable adult walker models for you to choose from. Here at AvaCare Medical, we have numerous types of walkers for adults made by top manufacturers in the United States and around the world! Read more...

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Types of Walkers for Adults: Accommodating Different Needs

One thing many notice while searching is that there is an incredible amount of options. Part of this is because walkers are not just mobility devices; they are medical devices meant for specific purposes. The particular type of walker needed depends on the individual requirements of the user. Adult walking frames are extremely diverse so that people with different complications can customize them to suit their needs. Sometimes, as their mobility needs change, an change of model may be advisable. Some common types are:

Adult Walkers with Wheels 

A walker for adults can increase mobility, particularly models equipped with wheels. Even more, they make walking with a walker faster and easier. Adult walker wheels, found on the front legs of the walkers, improve the walker’s ability to move forward efficiently without having to lift the entire walker off the ground. This is perfect for older adults or those who have strength limitations but still need the stability provided by a walker. There are even wheels for regular walkers that go on the rear legs, essentially making it possible for the walker to be a “roll-along” model. These walkers don’t have seats, however, and therefore, if a user wants a walker with additional options and handbrakes, they may want to look into rollators instead. We highly recommend that no matter what, safety should come first. Therefore, users need to decide whether they need more mobility or stability when choosing their walker.

Adult Gait Trainers

Most adult walkers also qualify as gait trainers. As our bodies grow older, we tend to have problems with spinal posture, and even walking gait. Users with chronic handicaps or chronic pain often need to use additional attachments that may help them be more mobile while providing more support. When looking for a gait trainer walker for adults, try to figure out what you feel will help you the most, and choose a gait trainer that has that (or those) features. If a specific accessory is needed, we have a complete line of walker accessories that can aid users.

One-Hand Walkers

Sometimes, debilitating medical events may cause loss of use of one hand. A hemi walker is a hand walker for adults that can be maneuvered with just one side of the body, and allows the user to rest more weight on their other hand and leg, while providing more support than that of a quad cane.

Four-Legged Walkers

Also known as traditional walkers, one of the most sought after walkers are actually just basic walkers, without wheels. They provide some excellent diversity, however, and often carry the lowest walker price for adults that can be found on the market. Don’t let that fool you, though – all of our walkers are extremely durable and can withstand weights of anywhere from 250 pounds to 500 pounds.

Short Walkers

A person’s body may get shorter as they age. This is partially because as we get older, our spines shrink. Other people are simply born naturally short. Fortunately, there are walkers for both short and tall adults. Short walkers have a lower base height than standard or tall walker models, while tall models boast the opposite. Both have varying weight capacities.

Bariatric Walkers

Some users require walkers that can hold more weight, and are larger in width. Even some tall people, for example, may weigh more than the person of average height and need to have a wider frame or a higher weight capacity for their walker. Bariatric models are meant to withstand weights above 300 pounds to accommodate such heavier users.

Walkers for Both Women and Men

In the past, there weren’t as many options for walkers as there are these days. Most modern walkers for adults have more accessory choices as well as customization options in order to accommodate users’ desires. A person may prefer a blue modern walker, or even a red and black one. Actually, many of these color customizations don’t affect the walker for adults’ price.

What Affects Walker Prices

Many people are often concerned about the price of a walker for adults, but they shouldn’t be. The price of walkers doesn’t necessarily mean that a product is less or more durable. Weight capacity of a walker, materials used for the walker, and extra accessories that can come with them can, however, affect the price. The reason is because medical manufacturing facilities have to perform rigorous testing and spend a lot of money to pay attention to extra detail to ensure that their products are 100% safe.

Even items like hot packs, heat packs, and Band-Aids need to be tested to be in 100% working order and must pass the government regulated tests to ensure that they meet medical standards. Nevertheless, walkers prove extremely affordable, and most adult walkers are available at less than $100. Users can also save if they buy walker attachments, as long as they meet the warranty requirements of their walkers. An example would be a wheel kit, which a user can attach on his own.

 

 Here at AvaCare Medical, we can help you find the right adult walker no matter what you need. Our fully trained customer service department would love to hear from you! Give us a call at 1-877-813-7799 or chat with us online to address any questions, concerns, or simply to receive assistance with your order. And, of course, you can always email us at info@avacaremedical.com!