Small, portable walkers: Is there a walker that is small and portable?

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Is there a walker that is small and portable?

Question

I am routinely transporting my mother, who uses a walker, to various doctor appointments. I have a small car, making it difficult to transport her current walker, which is quite big in size. Can you recommend a smaller, portable walker?

Our answer

While many walkers are quite large and heavy, there are a number of smaller and more portable walkers available for purchase. Before purchasing a walker, be sure to try it out in person to make sure it is the right fit for your mother.

The following links are examples of some of the many types of smaller walkers available commercially:

  • EZ Fold-N-Go Height-Adjustable Lightweight Travel Walker, by Stander Inc.The EZ-Fold-N-Go Lightweight Travel Walker by Stander (at amazon.ca) is a reliable and compact walking aid that folds easily. It has a weight capacity of up to 400 lbs. This walker costs about $150 to $200 (Cdn).
     
  • The Folding Travel Walker, by Drive MedicalThe Folding Travel Walker by Drive Medical (at Staples Canada) is half the size of a traditional walker and is easy to fold for storage and transport. This device is also available from other online retailers, including amazon.ca, and costs about $90 to $120 (Cdn).
     
  • Winnie Lite Surpreme 3 Wheel Walker, by Drive MedicalThe 3 Wheel Aluminum Rollator Winnie Lite Supreme by Drive Medical (at homehealthcareshoppe.com) weighs only 11 lbs. This device costs about $150 (Cdn).

Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.

 

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