Numerous research findings have shown that mobility solutions, such as the drive medical rollators, can enable users to once again participate in mobility-related activities.
Mobility assistive technologies include canes, walkers (non-wheeled and wheeled) and power driven vehicles such as scooters.
Drive medical rollators are walkers with wheels and are available with supplementary features such as a seat bench, handbrake and basket.
Before buying any of these assistive equipment, including the drive medical rollators, be sure that you pass these clinical criteria:
1. Impaired Mobility
This means limitations that stop you from completing – within a reasonable period – activities that involve movement.
Drive medical rollators are just right for those who have a hard time completing movement-related activities within a reasonable timeframe.
2. Other Conditions are Absent
These other conditions denote limitations, such as cognitive or visual impairments, that prevent you from performing mobility-related activities.
Drive medical rollators are ideal for those that have no mental and visual problem.
3. Ability to Control the Tool
Prospective buyers of drive medical rollators must be able to show that they can control these devices safely.
4. Readiness to Operate the Equipment
Drive medical rollators are suitable only to those who voluntarily choose this type of mobility equipment.
5. Appropriate Environment
The place you live, work and play has to accommodate your chosen drive medical rollator. The physical layout and structure of your home, workplace and playground should make room for your mobility aid.
Door size should be of sufficient size and floors must be unobstructed for easy maneuvering of the drive medical rollators.
Environmental changes, such as the widening of a door may be necessary, in order to accommodate drive medical rollators.
The U.S. law that addresses the necessary environmental modifications for better access of individuals with limited mobility is the Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.