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    Rollator.

    Hi all! I am thinking of getting a rollator as they look very handy. I already own a small mobility scooter. I was wondering if I would get a rollator supplied or would I have to buy one? Advice would be welcomed.

    Many thanks!

    Sheila

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    Hi Sheila;

    Speak to your OT, they should be provided free of charge quickly as they are a standard item.

    You probably can buy better ones but I would get a standard one first.

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    Hi Sheila,

    Yes, your OT should supply a rollator - whether it's the best type for you is another issue! You should be assessed to see how your balance is, gait, arm strength and your hand grip is good enough to safely use one.

    Often 3-wheeled rollators are supplied, but many people find 4-wheeled ones better / steadier.

    First step is to contact your OT.

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    Ah right! Ok! Thank you both for your help. It's much appreciated!

    Love

    Sheila

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    Hi Sheila,

    Such a good idea that you are going to get a rollator - as well as providing much more stability than a walking stick, many of them have handy features such as a bag, tray, seat.

    I was provided with a basic one with 3 wheels, but I think that others on the forum have been provided with a 4 wheeled version - and so it might be worth browsing the different options, just in case your OT gives you a choice.

    Some rollators have a bar-style break, which can easily be used with one hand e.g the 'Tuni Nova', and others have a break on each handle.

    Examples (including the Tuni Nova) are on the careco website:-

    http://https://www.careco.co.uk/cat-wa01/rollators.htm

    http://https://www.careco.co.uk/cat-wa02/tri-walkers.htm

    Love Kayleigh x

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    Hi Kayleigh!

    Thank you for all the information regarding rollators! I will definitely look into getting one. I have seen a lot of people with them. Handy for shopping etc.

    Hope you are keeping well! Thanks again.

    Love Sheila x

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    Hi Sheila

    If your legs work to some extent, for example can you push a supermarket trolley, then a rollator is a very good idea. I was given an NHS basic one that I still use occasionally indoors, and then a Topro Troja - four wheels, collapses nicely to go in the car - that I use outside.

    A great benefit of a rollator is that they offer a means of sitting and resting whenever you wish.

    Good luck!

    Doug

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    Hi Doug
    My legs are not too bad at the moment, so I think I benefit with a rollator. I like the way you can walk and also have a sit down when you like.
    Thanks for your reply, and help. I hope you are keeping well.
    Best wishes
    Sheila.

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    Hi Sheila,

    Like Doug I have a Topro Troja and can thoroughly recommend it. My mother recently bought a similar copy which is only 7kg so easy to lift into the car. I can’t remember the make but I can ask her if you are interested. It cost £100 whereas the Topro is nearer £200.

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    Hi Barry! Thanks for your reply. I am having a good old think about it (plus plenty of research) I know there are many different makes out there. Some heavy and some light.

    Thank you for your reply and recommendations!

    Sheila

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