Best Walkers for Seniors to Be Active and Get Around

First and foremost, this article reviews walkers with wheels for seniors and the elderly, or walker for adults who need help getting around to do everyday things. For example, these seniors or adults may have multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, or Parkinson’s. Furthermore, some may have arthritis in their knees or hips. Or, they may have musculoskeletal problems.

By the way, these walkers for seniors can also help seniors get some exercise. In addition, seniors can also use rolling walkers, also known as rollators. Furthermore, these walkers for elderly have two wheels in the front. As a result, it makes it easier for the elderly to roll their walkers forward while slightly lifting the back.

As you review a walker for adults, it helps to gather the following information about your situation to determine which walker is best for your needs.

First, your weight in pounds.

Second, the height, in inches, from the floor to the bend of your wrist.

Next, the side-to-side width, in inches, of your hips.

Finally, the smallest width, in inches, of doors, hallways, and other passage ways in your house or other places through which the walker will have to go through.

Table of Contents

Review of Walkers

Editor’s Choice of Best Walkers for Seniors 

2. Drive Deluxe

Comparison of Best Walkers for Seniors

side-by-side comparison of walkers, that are reviewed below, will help you make a decision. Meanwhile, below is a list of these walkers listed in descending order of recommendations.

Drive Deluxe

Drive Trigger

Able

Medline

OasisSpace

Healthline

1. Able

Able Life Space Saver Walker, Height Adjustable Portable Walker with Fixed Wheels for Seniors

Features

walkers for elderly

First, these walkers for seniors are usable by anyone weighing up to 400 pounds.

Second, the two 6-inch wheels provide stability by rotating in one plane. However, for convenience in tuning, swivel wheels are sold separately.

Third, the rear feet glide easily.

Fourth, for the convenience and comfort of the user, the height of the handles is adjustable from 32 inches to 38.5 inches. Moreover, this adjustment can be made with the touch of a finger.

Also, these walkers with wheels are 18 inches deep from front to back.

In addition, when walkers for elderly are fully extended, their two front wheels are 22 inches apart.

Furthermore, to fold this walker for adults, simply lift the knob on the cross bar.

Next, when folded, the walker is 32 inches high, 5 inches wide, and 7 inches deep.

Incidentally, these walkers with wheels weigh only 7.5 pounds.

Because of its compact size, when folded, this walker for adults can be easily stored in a closet, in your car, in a shopping cart, or even the overhead bin of an airplane.

PROS

First, these walkers for elderly are easy to fold by simply lifting knob on the cross bar.

Because of its compact size, when folded, this walker for adults can be easily stored in a closet, in your car, in a shopping cart, or even the overhead bin of an airplane.

2. Drive Deluxe

Drive Medical Deluxe Two Button Folding Walker

Features

walkers for seniors, elderly

First, these walkers for seniors are usable by anyone weighing up to 350 pounds.

Second, the two 5-inch wheels are firmly attached to the frame.

Third, the rear glide caps allow the walker to glide easily and smoothly on many surfaces.

Fourth, for the convenience and comfort of the user, the height of the handles is adjustable from 32 inches to 39 inches. Moreover, this adjustment can be made by pressing push buttons, on the legs, and either pulling the legs apart for greater height or pushing them together for a lower height.

Also, the vinyl contoured hand grips are 17 inches apart from each other.

In addition, these walkers with wheels are 17.5 inches deep from front to back.

Furthermore, the outer edges of the two wheels are 24 inches apart. However, to further reduce the width, the wheels can also be attached on the inside of the frame.

Incidentally, the inside edges of the back legs, of this walker for adults, are 20 inches apart.

Most of all, each side operates independently. As a result, it is easy to move the walker through narrow spaces. Also, you get greater stability while standing.

Next, the push-button mechanism, operated by fingers, makes it easy to fold the walker.

Also, when folded, these walkers for elderly are 32 inches high, 24 inches wide, and about 5 inches deep.

By the way, these walkers with wheels weigh only 7.5 pounds.

And, because of their compact size, when folded, these walkers for elderly can be easily stored in a closet or in your car.

Finally, the 1-inch diameter aluminum construction provides maximum strength while remaining lightweight.

PROS

Because each side operates independently, it is easy to move these walkers for elderly through narrow spaces.

Also, the finger operated push-button mechanism, makes it easy to fold the walker.

In addition, the folded walker’s compact size makes it easy to store in a closet or in your car.

Finally, the 1-inch diameter aluminum construction, of this walker for adults, provides maximum strength.

3. Drive Trigger

Drive Medical Trigger Release Folding Walker

Features

walkers for elderly

First, these walkers for seniors are usable by anyone weighing up to 350 pounds.

Second, the two 5-inch wheels are firmly attached to the frame of these walkers for elderly.

Third, the rear glide caps and glide covers allow use on all surfaces.

Fourth, for the convenience and comfort of the user, the height of the handles is adjustable from 32 inches to 39 inches. Moreover, this adjustment can be made by pressing push buttons, on the legs, and either pulling the legs apart for greater height or pushing them together for a lower height.

Meanwhile, the deluxe soft ribbed contoured hand grips are 18 inches apart from each other.

Also, these walkers with wheels are 16.75 inches deep from front to back.

In addition, the outer edges of the two wheels are 25 inches apart. However, to further reduce the width, the wheels can also be attached on the inside of the frame.

Furthermore, the inside edges of the back legs, of this walker for adults, are 20.75 inches apart.

Incidentally, the trigger release allows the user to close walker without removing their hands from the handle. By the way, this helps those with limited finger dexterity.

Also, when folded, these walkers for elderly are 32 inches high, 25 inches wide, and about 5” inches deep.

In addition, these walkers with wheels weigh only 7 pounds.

By the way, because of their compact size, when folded, these walkers for elderly can be easily stored in a closet or in your car.

Moreover, the sturdy 1-inch diameter anodized extruded aluminum construction ensures maximum strength while remaining lightweight.

Finally, these walkers for elderly come with a limited lifetime warranty.

PROS

First, the trigger release allows the user to close walker without removing their hands from the handle. By the way, this helps those with limited finger dexterity.

Also, the folded walker’s compact size makes it easy to store in a closet or in your car.

In addition, the 1-inch diameter aluminum construction provides maximum strength.

Finally, these walkers for elderly come with a limited lifetime warranty.

4. HEALTHLINE

HEALTHLINE Junior Folding Walker with Wheels - Lightweight Deluxe 2 Button Folding Walker with 5-inch Wheels - Adjustable Medical Pediatric Small Aluminum Front Wheeled Walker for Seniors & Children

Features

best walkers for seniors

First, these walkers for seniors are usable by anyone weighing up to 250 pounds.

Second, the two 5-inch wheels, in the front, are firmly attached to the frame.


Third, the rear glide caps allow for easy movement of the walker.

Fourth, for the convenience and comfort of both tall and short users, the height of the handles is adjustable from 25.5 inches to 32.5 inches. Moreover, this adjustment can be made by pressing push buttons, on the legs, and either pulling the legs apart for greater height or pushing them together for a lower height.

Meanwhile, the two rubberized ribbed hand grips are 18 inches from each other and helps to keep your hands from slipping.

Also, the outer edges of the front two wheels are 22 inches apart.

In addition, the inside edges of the back legs, of this walker for adults, are 19.5 inches apart, while the outside edges of the back legs are 22.5 inches apart.

Furthermore, two comfy conveniently located buttons allow the user to fold the walker.

Next, when folded, the walker is, up to, 32.5 inches high, 22 inches wide, and about 5” deep.

Also, these walkers with wheels weigh less than six pounds.

And, because of their compact size, when folded, these walkers for elderly can be easily stored in a closet or in your car.

Meanwhile, the sturdy 1-inch wide anodized extruded aluminum construction ensures maximum strength while remaining lightweight.

Also, the U-shaped frame helps the walker while standing.

Finally, no tools are needed to assemble this walker for adults.

PROS

First, the two comfortable conveniently located buttons allow the user to fold the walker.

Also, the folded walker’s compact size makes it easy to store in a closet or in your car.

In addition, the 1-inch diameter aluminum construction provides maximum strength.

Finally, the U-shaped frame helps the walker while standing.

CONS

However, to reduce the width, it's not clear if the wheels can be mounted on the inside.

5. Medline

Medline Heavy Duty Bariatric Folding Walker

Features

best walkers for seniors

First, these walkers for seniors are usable by anyone weighing up to 500 pounds.

Second, the two 5-inch bariatric wheels, on each of the two front legs, are firmly attached to the frame.

Third, for the convenience and comfort of both tall and short users, the height of the handles is adjustable from 33.5 inches to 43.25 inches. Moreover, this adjustment can be made by pressing push buttons, on the legs, and either pulling the legs apart for greater height or pushing them together for a lower height. By the way, this walker is designed for those with height ranging from five feet five inches to six feet four inches.

Fourth, to accommodate large users, the two durable PVC plastic handles are 20 inches from each other.

Also, the outer edges of the front two wheels are 29.5 inches apart.

In addition, the inside edges of the back legs, of this walker for adults, are 20.5 inches apart.

Furthermore, the two conveniently located buttons on the top cross bar allows the user to fold the walker and help move through narrow spaces.

Incidentally, when folded, the walker is, up to, 33.5 inches high, 29.5 inches wide, and 4.5 inches deep or thick.

Next, these walkers with wheels weigh less than 12 pounds.

Also, the aluminum frame with two front cross bars and dual side braces provide durability.

Finally, this walker for adults comes with 6 months parts and a limited frame warranty.

PROS

First, two conveniently located buttons on the top cross bar allows the user to fold the walker and help move through narrow spaces.

Also, it comes with 6 months parts and a limited frame warranty.

6. OasisSpace

OasisSpace Compact Folding Walker

Features

best walkers for seniors

First, these walkers for seniors are usable by anyone weighing up to 350 pounds.

Second, the rear legs use plastic skis to reduce friction with ground. Consequently, the walker rolls smoothly over the ground. Furthermore, the self-stick felt sheets, glued to the bottom of the skis protect hardwood and tile floors from fine scratches.

Third, the height of the handles is adjustable from 29.5 inches to 39 inches. Moreover, this adjustment can be made by pressing push buttons, on the legs, and either pulling the legs apart for greater height or pushing them together for a lower height.

Fourth, the two deluxe soft ribbed contoured hand grips are 19.6 inches apart from each other.

Also, these walkers with wheels are 19.7 inches deep from front to back.

In addition, the outer edges of the front two wheels are 24 inches apart. While, mounting the front wheels on the inside lowers the outer edges to 20.5 inches.

Furthermore, the outside edges of the back legs, of this walker for adults, are 21.3 inches apart.

Meanwhile, the trigger release allows the user to release, fold, or close walker in one action.

Next, each side, of the walker, operates independently, so it is much safer when you go through narrow spaces and provides greater stability while standing.

Also, when folded, the walker is 17.1 inches long ,19.7 inches wide, and about 5” deep. Consequently, it fits in airline overhead bin bags, small closet spaces, or in your car.

In addition, these walkers with wheels weigh less 6.5 pounds.

Furthermore, the medical grade 7 series anodized 1.13 mm thick aluminum frame construction ensures maximum strength.

Finally, this walker for adults is FDA approved.

PROS

First, the trigger release allows user to release, fold, or close walker in one action.

Also, each side operates independently. Consequently, it is much safer to move through narrow spaces and provides greater stability while standing.

In addition, the medical grade 7 series anodized 1.13 mm thick aluminum frame construction ensures maximum strength.

Finally, these walkers for seniors received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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