This is my first post, so hi everyone. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
My 84 y/o mother finally decided -- after a few falls inside -- that she needs more than a cane for support. This is a giant step for her! We've looked online at 4 wheel walker/rollators -- and there's a million choices. My mom has had a few major spine surgeries plus has osteoporosis, so she is very stooped over & about 4 ft tall at most. Yet her mind is great, and aside from posture limitations, she is physically very strong.
We talked to her doctor, who thought a local hospital could help with a suitable rollator, but according to PT Dep't staffers, no -- you buy one and then they can adjust it properly. I called rehab centers and was told the same.
Is this the way it works? I'm extra concerned because my mom is not petite, but she's very short. Also, can a rollator be used outside and inside? We're going to find a medical supply store and hope we can try a few there. My mother loves the Amazon and catalog offerings, esp. the prices, but I think we should try before buying.
If anyone can share what they know, I'd be really appreciative. Thanks - Caroline