THE BEST WALKERS AT INDEPENDENT LIVING SPECIALISTS

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Independent Living Specialists have some of the best walkers in all their stores Australia wide.  Use of a walker depends on a person’s height, weight, environment and mobility requirements. Although a simple and strong walking cane may provide minimum support for controlling your balance, it is preferable to use a walker or seat walker if you need more support while walking. Walkers available at ILS have been selected from a large range of reputed manufacturers for their varying features and benefits including safety with minimum risk of injury and excellent comfort.

A walker can be used to help reduce the stress on a painful joint or limb and also assist as a backup when there is a decline in your strength, stability in joints and limbs.

A walker comes in helpful when you need to start walking after a surgery or leg injury. It is the best source of support to start walking again while your leg is healing.

Types of Walkers

There are many types of walkers available at ILS and it is important to choose it according to your surgeon or physical therapist’s recommendation.

The Leia is lightweight (7.5kg ) and is very easy to manoeuvre  whilst also offering maximum stability and a SWL of 150kg

The Leia is lightweight (7.5kg ) and is very easy to manoeuvre whilst also offering maximum stability and a SWL of 150kg

Best Walkers at ILS

Rollator four-wheeled seat walker, seat walker with a basket, travel lite portable outdoor seat walker with bag and crutch holder and carbon fire nitro elite super lightweight seat walker are four of the most popular walkers.

This heavy duty quad seat walker comes with a max safe working limit 130kg, and is Australian standards certified.

This heavy duty quad seat walker comes with a max safe working limit 130kg, and is Australian standards certified.

Important Mechanics

  • A walker without wheels has to be lifted and placed in front in order to move forward and walker with wheels needs to be pushed forward.
  • Make sure all four wheels are on the ground before your place your weight on it.
  • Always look ahead when walking and not at your feet.
  • Adjust the walker to your height and ensure handles are on level with your hips and slightly bend elbows when holding the handles.

Precautionary steps

  • Ensure your house is fall proof by making necessary changes to prevent falls.
  • Clear messy litter and always ensure floors are clean and dry.
  • To begin walking use the leg you had surgery or injured.
  • Use the good leg to start climbing a step or stairs and use the injured leg to start descending a step or stairs.
  • Keep a distance between the walker and you with the toes inside the walker. Getting too close to the tips, front or wheels might affect your balance.
  • Refrain from wearing shoes with heels or leather soles and wear rubber-soled shoes or slippers or other soles that are non-skid.
  • Ensure cords, loose rugs or corners of rugs that stick out are held down to the floor to avoid getting tangled or tripping over them.
  • Replace worn out tips and wheels of the walker.

Health and Social Benefits

Using a walker will definitely improve a person’s health as the main aim is to encourage the use of the injured leg to get back to normal. Further, being able to move independently in an upright position paves the way to interact socially leading to a higher sense of well-being. It also improves a person’s self-image and self-esteem with the ability to communicate and interact in a natural manner.

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MOBILITY SUSTENANCE WITH INDEPENDENT LIVING SPECIALISTS

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Senior citizens of this era are enjoying life in comparison to their predecessors. Many elders over the age of 65 are now leading a more active life than their parents. Considering this current flow, it is apparent that mobility plays an important role among the aged population.

Eventually, most seniors in their 70s and 80s are bound to develop various types of disabilities or chronic medical conditions that will hinder their ability to stay active and mobile. Luckily, due to the advancement in the manufacture of mobility aids, various kinds of products are available to assist the elderly to live an independent and active life. Further, many resources from websites to funding programs are now helping the aged population towards a more fulfilling life.

Canes

A cane is one the most prominently used equipment that provides assistance. It can bear 25% of a person’s weight and prevent a patient from falling. Independent Living Specialists have a wide range of canes in their stores Australia wide.

Single-point cane and quad canes are the two types available and a single point cane gives the required support to walk and is ideal for those who are experiencing a slight imbalance, poor stamina or weakness in muscles.The quad cane has four points that contact the ground and is considered to be more durable than a single point cane. It is beneficial for those suffering from muscle weakness which may have occurred due to a stroke or brain injury.

Single point cane products

Wooden walking stick with crook handle priced $19.99. Heavy duty offset cane priced $79.99 and Cobra cane walking stick priced $45.99 are some of the popular single point cane products available at ILS stores.

Quad Cane products

Walking stick quad cane with small base priced $ 65.99, Walking stick quad cane with large base priced $55.99 and Argo quad cane priced $95.99 are some of the fast moving cane products available at ILS stores.

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Walkers

The elderly and those with limited mobility worldwide rely greatly on walkers for their mobility needs. Manufacture of the walker has productively changed over the years. This was initially designed as a temporary equipment to rehabilitate but currently, it has been modified to be used at homes with additional features such as wheels, brakes, seats including convenient accessories like walker bags, trays, and detachable baskets.

Seat walker rollator with four wheels priced $99.99, Auscare seat walker with basket priced $165.99 and travel lite portable outdoor seat walker priced $249.99 are some of the popular walkers available at ILS stores.

Seat Walker with Basket

Featuring a curved padded backrest for comfort and a cushioned seat, which lifts to allow access to the handy shopping basket. Six inch wheels for a small turning circle allowing ease of use for both indoors and outdoors.

Scooters

A scooter is a three-wheeled mobility device which is gaining popularity among the elderly. It is ideal for those who are able to walk short distances but need assistance for long distances. Almost all scooters have rear wheel drive and front wheel steering. Although this device was discovered a long time back, it is believed to have withstood many major improvements. Current technology has played a major role in the most important changes like battery power which recharges speedily. Other special changes are power seats, flip back arms, adjustable bases, and gear drive systems.

Envoy 4 plus mobility scooter priced $2095.99, Scout portable scooter priced $1245.99 and Scout sport Quattro mobility scooter with all round suspension priced $1399.99 are some of the popular brands available at ILS stores.

The Scout sport quattro Mobility Scooter features deluxe cushioned seating with stitching and contoured wide armrests for a more relaxed ride, and in addition to its comfort, it provides the next generation Drive splitting mechanism for easy storage and transportation

The Scout sport quattro Mobility Scooter features deluxe cushioned seating with stitching and contoured wide armrests for a more relaxed ride, and in addition to its comfort, it provides the next generation Drive splitting mechanism for easy storage and transportation

LIGHTWEIGHT WALKERS FOR THE ELDERLY IN AUSTRALIA

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Feeling unsteady on your feet or losing confidence in your balance could be easily overcome with the various kinds of aid equipment readily available in the countrywide stores of Independent Living Specialists.

Starting from simple canes, walking frames to lightweight walkers, ILS is able to give your all the support and care you need to live your life to the fullest.

Types of Walkers

Various types of walkers have been designed by leading brands to suit the needs of the elderly or disabled with limited mobility of limbs. Out of which the lightweight walkers are the best suited for the elderly.

Auscare- seat walker with a basket, Days- 240L lightweight aluminium folding 3 wheel tri walker, seat walker-premium, Rollator 4 wheel walker, space saver walker, travel lite portable outdoor seat walker with seat, bag and crutch holder are some of the most popular lightweight walkers available at Independent Living Specialists’ stores countrywide.

Seat Walker with Basket

Featuring a curved padded backrest for comfort and a cushioned seat, which lifts to allow access to the handy shopping basket. Six inch wheels for a small turning circle allowing ease of use for both indoors and outdoors.

Independence

The lightweight walkers are an asset for the elderly or disabled as it is not heavy and gives them the freedom to get about in confidence by themselves. Minimum support or care by an aid will be required once the patient masters the art of using the equipment. Being able to do daily tasks independently will help them to live their life on their own terms.

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Mobility

It is not necessary to be housebound or confined to an immobile position when your mobility is limited. Lightweight walkers help and support lack of mobility. So, grab this opportunity and regain your imbalance or unsteadiness by availing a lightweight walker and getting back to your normal self.

Mental health and Social benefits

Most handicapped or elderly persons look forward to socializing and when they realize the reality of the limited mobility it affects their mental health too. A lightweight walker comes in very handy in this aspect. They are able to get out of their homes and do shopping, visit friends, attend functions and even travel on excursions. A happy content life is also a good remedy for mental health.

. The handgrips are perfectly designed for users diagnosed with arthritis. The wheel walker’s brakes are easily lockable with a simple push down technique. The Days lightweight walker is easily foldable using its easy grip handle feature and is suitable for quick storage or transportation.

. The handgrips are perfectly designed for users diagnosed with arthritis. The wheel walker’s brakes are easily lockable with a simple push down technique. The Days lightweight walker is easily foldable using its easy grip handle feature and is suitable for quick storage or transportation.

It is important to remember to look into the safety, durability, comfort, and ease of using when selecting an equipment. Speak to customer service agents at Independent Living Specialists for assistance to select a walker to suit your particular needs.

LIGHTWEIGHT WALKERS AND MOBILITY SCOOTERS FOR THE ELDERLY IN AUSTRALIA

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The elderly people in Australia will find the lightweight walkers and mobility scooters an excellent manner to get around when they find it difficult to walk. Walking and traveling aids are some devices which come in handy to overcome your disabilities.

Lightweight walking aids.

Space saver walker, Forearm walker and ball walker cooper folding walking frame are some of the lightweight walking aids available at Independent Living Specialists.

Space Save Walker

This lightweight walking aid can be easily folded up and stored in small spaces. The rear glides and 4-inch wheels assist to move easily.

Forearm Walker

The forearm walking aid is perfect for people with limited hand and wrist strength with adjustable hand grips enabling the forearm walker to adapt according to forearm lengths. It is also foldable flat for easy storage and transportation

Ball Walker Cooper Folding Walking Frame

The ball walker cooper comes in three sizes manufactured with lightweight aluminum. The foldable frame does not need buttons or any other complicated mechanisms. Once folded it could fit easily into a smallest vehicle or storage space. It is also height adjustable.

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Foldable Portable Mobility Scooters

Likewise foldable and portable mobility scooters also provide the elderly and people with limited mobility better independence and self-confidence to venture out alone and carry out their day to day activities confidently.

Products

S19 Quest folding mobility travel scooter, Scout portable mobility GoGo ultra X mobility scooter are some of the many branded mobility scooters available at Independent Living Specialists. However, selecting the type of mobility scooter depends on your personal requirement. Independent Living Specialists deliver the selected products to the door for online customers.

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S19 Quest Folding Mobility Travel Scooter

The S19 mobility scooter  an advanced ultra-lightweight folding mobility scooter with a greater range of drive. It could be folded in a simple movement and takes up very limited space after it’s folded. This could be taken overseas without affecting your luggage allowance as airlines have approved this as a wheelchair.

Scout Portable Mobility Scooter

The Scout Style mobility scooter is best suited for both indoor and outdoor areas. It is portable and could be disassembled to be stored or transported. It is also comfortable, stylish, reliable and maintains a good performance.

GoGo Ultra X Mobility Scooter

The GOGO Ultra X mobility scooter has an auto-latching lockup mechanism that allows the simple frame to be separated with only one hand. The front frame-mounted seat gives maximum support and its modern frame design could be easily disassembled into 5 lightweight parts for storage or transportation.

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Public Transport Benefits

Australian public transport permits traveling with a mobility scooter, giving you more courage and if you intend to go on vacation, your mobility scooter could even be taken on an airplane or cruise line.

Customer Service

Independent Living Specialist has an excellent after sales customer service. Exceptionally qualified and trained staff are readily available to help customers choose a product suitable for their need.

Independent Living Specialists is well-known for the unique pre and posts sales assistance inclusive of after sales service and advice on handling, caring and maintenance of the device. Assistance is also provided for urgent repairs or mishaps on the road.

Social and health benefits

Those who are unsteady on their feet can easily lose their confidence in balancing themselves which may subsequently affect mobility movements and social activities. Independent Living Specialists are doing their best to support people overcome these issues by providing a wide range of mobility solutions in their stores spread across Australia.

Although there are many varieties of mobility aids, what is eventually required for you depends on your personal preferences.

Top 6 Walking Aids At Independent Living Specialists

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Independent Living Specialists are experts in the field of providing a wide range of walking aids to the handicapped and aged population. They have 42 types of walkers to suit your budget and give back your independence.

The Seat walker-rollator four wheeled walker, seat walker with basket, travel lite portable outdoor seat walker with seat, bag, and crutch holder, carbon fibre nitro elite super light weight seat walker, trust care outdoor seat walker with backrest and bag and space saver walker are the most popular fast selling products.

Seat Walker –Rollator Four Wheeled Walker

Priced at $99 it is a heavy duty squad seat walker that comes with a 130kg maximum safe working limit certified as per Australian standards. The features are new “light touch” lock brake system, new 15cm flat ridged wheel to minimize wheel wobble and increase grip, and easy fold rounded backrest for comfort. It’s usable indoors and outdoors.The nylon bag conceals visibility of valuable items and it’s foldable without the storage bag being removed.

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Seat Walker with Basket-Auscare

The seat walker with basket is priced at a special price of $165 and available in red, blue, purple, black or champagne colours. It has handbrakes and adjustable as per height. It’s aluminum with lockable loop lever handbrakes and soft rubber hand grips. It also features a curved padded backrest and a cushioned seat for comfort. The cushioned seat could be lifted to allow access to the shopping basket. It is also fitted with six-inch wheels for small turning circles making it easy to be used indoors and outdoors.

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Travel Lite Portable Outdoor Seat Walker with Seat, Bag and Crutch Holder

This is a new modern seat walker designed by Hero. It is manufactured to give maximum mobility to the user with many important features. It has a handle height which could be adjusted quickly and an easy foldable system. The seating is comfortable with the excellent ability of movement. It could be folded into a compact unit for easy transportation and maintenance is very low. It is available in silver and blue and priced at a discount rate of $249.

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Carbon Fibre Nitro /elite Super Light Weight Seat Walker

This product has luxurious super lightweight carbon fibre frame with sleek nitro elite CF rollators designed for fast and smooth mobility. The big 10” front wheels with a sturdy braking system are designed for ideal steering and control. The handle height could be adjusted easily with a push of a button and the seat is comfortable and quite durable.It could be folded easily to an ultra-compact size and for convenient storage on the go, it has a deluxe zippered bag. It is sold at a special price of $599.99.

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Trust care Outdoor Seat Walker with Backrest and Bag

The trust care outdoor seat walker is better known as the “let’s go out walker”. This walker has a light and elegant design featuring an X frame cross folding system which enables it to stand alone when folded. The large front and rear wheels along with a spring system help to ensure an easy journey. The height adjustable rubber handles are soft and comfortable with a manageable brake that can be locked. It has an artificial soft leather seat and removable bag. This walker adds to a patient’s quality of life as they are able to walk outdoors under comfortable and safe conditions. It is available in black and silver and priced at a special rate of $494.99.

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Space Saving Walker

The space saver walker is a portable walker which can go anywhere. It is fitted with wheels only on the front and could be quickly and easily folded up for storage in small spaces. The four-inch wheels and rear glides help to walk without difficulty. It is available at a special price of $114.95.

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