Standard and bariatric walkers can be useful in many situations. They are also relatively inexpensive and can be covered by Medicare. At Broadway Home Medical, we offer a variety of accessories that pair well with these types of walkers such as cup holders and walker trays. Although it isn't always recommended, we do supply WalkerBalls with pre-cut holes to fit on the back legs of your walker. If you're looking for something that will glide over surfaces better, the ski attachments are a great alternative to WalkerBalls. Whether you're looking for a walker pouch to increase accessability or something to replace those old tennis balls, we can guarantee you'll find it here.
Front wheeled walkers, also known as mobility walkers or folding walkers, can be used anywhere that can accommodate enough space to maneuver properly. If you have trouble lifting the standard walkers, a light weight walker may be helpful when traveling in a personal vehicle or public transportation. These walkers come in different materials and colors such as steel or silver.
A bariatric front wheeled walker, commonly refered to as a heavy duty walker, will be able to support weights of up to 500 lbs. Some come with 5" dual front wheels. These types of walkers have a wider, deeper frame and easy push-button mechanisms which may be utilized with fingers, palms, or the side of your hand. The precise design of the frame provides additional strength while adding minimal weight.
Standard and bariatric walkers may help in a wide array of situations. Quite often, these inexpensive models will be someone's first choice due to their familiarity and simplicity. We hope that this guide will help you find and determine what you are looking for. If you would like to see more of what Broadway Home Medical can offer, visit one of our stores located in Wichita, Kansas.