May 5

UpWalker 

We apologize, have to do research again, as some of the products are off the market.  

As a person grows older, their physical abilities diminish. It is not uncommon for an elderly individual to need assistance, have difficulty walking, or even simply standing up from sitting. In such cases, it may be necessary to use an upwalker rolling walker.

What Is An Upright UPWalker?

An upright walker for seniors is a must-have for those who need assistance and stability when they stand upright or walk. Some might say that an upright walker and rollator are the same. But they couldn't be more wrong! The main difference is in the position of their handles. The handles are positioned below your elbow with the walk upright device while rests support your forearms. This feature removes pressure off of wrists, back, legs or ankles so that you can enjoy walking with reduced pain and discomfort for as long as you want to go!

This type of walker also has a seat that'll allow you to take a break and enjoy some well-deserved rest. There's an attached pouch where it can be convenient to store any belongings. And we know how important hydration is - so don't worry about forgetting your water because there is a cup holder conveniently positioned.

Rollators or Upright Walkers, which are better for the Elderly?

The truth is, various devices help the mobility impaired elderly. Both offer easy-grip handles that make holding simple even if your hands might be weak or shaky; they also come equipped with hand brakes, so users don't accidentally let go while in use. An upright walkers' height allows for better posture support since leaning forward isn't needed as much as needed on a rollator. This is great news for those looking to avoid slouching during strides while walking around.

As you walk with an Upwalker, it feels as though your fears are disappearing and that nothing will knock you off balance.

The advantage of using an upright walker over a rollator is stability, balance, and confidence in avoiding a fall.

The user is more confident during any activity. He has improved posture, stability, and eye contact. He feels more confident and does not have to worry about being knocked down by another person.

The upright posture walker for the elderly is a great choice for older individuals who need stability and comfort. It also benefits seniors with arthritis, neurological problems, balance issues, or rehab from surgery. If you need to be on your feet longer than usual, it has a seat, you can sit and rest. 

Upwalkers For The Elderly - Consider Those Points Before Buying

This guide will provide everything you need to know about getting the perfect UPwalker for your needs. I will explore all your options and help you make a decision that fits your needs best! Before diving into details, I would like to remind you that the first step is to consult your GP and ask his opinion.

Upwalkers Are Safety in Mobility

Since this device is supposed to help with mobility, and mobility sometimes can lead to injury, our number one concern is avoiding injury, particularly a fall risk. We must achieve the best paring between the user and the walking aid.

The elderly and the walker create a new center of gravity that should be well balanced and stable to give complete confidence. Points to consider are:

  • The height of the person that will use the UPwalker. His body structure and his weight. Upwalkers come in different dimensions, so please consult the data supplied by the manufacturer and select the right one for your body. It should preferably have the option to adjust arm supports and handlebars.

  • Most of the upright walkers have a seat - make sure it is wide enough for your body size.

  • Make sure the UPwalker has a backrest to be used when you sit. It has easily locked brakes to avoid rolling while sitting.

  • After sitting on the seat, you will need support to get up again; in this case, you need the sit-to-stand handles - make sure they exist on the walker you would like to purchase.

As you can see from the diagram on the left, the height of the arm supports of your upright walker should suit your height, and the handgrips should be within easy reach. Your body must be in a natural standing position when using the walker,  and your arms should be in a comfortable position for you to lean on the armrests. That way, your center of gravity is maintained correctly, and the walker will provide you with optimal comfort and security.

Using The Upright Walker Inside Your Home

Pay attention to the following points: 

  • Will the walker be able to pass safely through doorways and passages in your home? 
  • Do you have a safe, accessible place to store it? 

Using The Upright Walker Outdoors

Points to remember are:

  • Is the wheel diameter safely able to handle a small step?
  • Can it maneuver on different terrain?
  • Does it have a safe place to mount a flashlight?

Transporting The Upright Walker

Points to check are:

  • Is it light and strong?
  • Can it be folded? Do you have to disassemble anything to fold it? How easy is that? And how easy will it be to reassemble?
  • Will it fit easily in the back of your car? Will you be able to manage it? Will you need help?