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Has anyone had success with a jogging stroller - for an immobile adult?

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I know there are jogging strollers for special needs children. I want to get back into jogging and take my elderly mother with me in an adult-style jogger. She's a Hoyer Lift transfer due to immobility. She's basically an oversized child; petite in height, like 4' 10".

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I've been looking at the three wheeled strollers out of curiosity and I can see a few problems with them.
I would think that it would be difficult to get someone in it unless they could help out or are very light weight and easy to lift. Even at 90 to 100 lbs it would be too much for most of us.
They also don't look very compact length wise, so I have doubts you could use your hoyer lift in the house and then transfer her outside unless you have a lot of interior space.
The cheapest ones were almost $1000.
I didn't see any kind of suspension system, so running on rough streets/sidewalks may be an issue. My mom complains about the ridges in even the newest, smoothest sidewalks, and we are moving at a sedate pace!
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Look up: Recumbant bicycles.
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What a wonderful idea that would work for a person of petite stature! And the 30?% incline would work for an elder with back/spine issues! Kudos to all!
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Thanks to all who've so far responded to my request. And thanks ruthieruth, I like your idea of try-before-you-buy deal. My mother has lower back issues and no core strength to hold her upright, so walking with her in that regular transport wheelchair isn't a feasible option. The jogger is better for her because it's slightly reclined and this keep her upright better without straining her lower back nerves.
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Yes, they are out there, and also try google for adult strollers to loan or trade...there are very few random sites that folks swap durable medical equipment so maybe try before you buy...the lands end folks makes a car seat that fits that size...I know of one person who made an adaptation on a tandem tryke and took their elder bike riding.
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Omg love the jogging stroller! Is she doesnt already have one, look into a Geri-Chair for in house use. My mom was bedfast due to shattered hip & on hospice her last 18 in a NH. Hospice got her a Winco swing side arm Geri chair on wheels & a Geri shower chair. My mom was tiny petite 5' under 90 lbs so could be single person lifted if need be as she could use her arms to work with you on transfers.
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Google jogging strollers for disabled adults. There are a bunch of listings with varying weights and include restimonials
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