Most Valuable Assistive Device: MVP = Walker

Iโ€™ve already blogged somewhat about my most recent trip, but I just wanted to shed MORE light on it! Because 1) I wish I could go back and 2) I was a bit atypical.

I USUALLY am in my wheelchair ๐Ÿฆผ ALL the time, but Iโ€™ve been using my walker more. Here is where I differentiate between a walker and a rollator (at least in MY case).

Walker = What you think of ๐Ÿ˜‚ Metal frame and 2 small tires. Commonly with 2 tennis balls.

Rollator = Bigger tires. Looks bulkier.

I use the rollator mostly outside, on my walks or in daily life. I reserve the walker for mostly indoor use. Or in this case, myy walker and my wheelchair ๐Ÿฆผ That way one device is outside and 1 device is inside ๐Ÿ˜‰

I feel, especially, during the pandemic ๐Ÿ˜ท this is IMPORTANT

I feel especially grateful that friendโ€™s houses I visited were so accommodating and receptive to my insights! They were happy to know their homes were ADA friendly with wide doorways, spacious bathrooms, and level floors ๐Ÿค—

Also, have employed this strategy at my cousinsโ€™ house! Complimentary ADA โ€œinspectionโ€œ ๐Ÿ˜‰

Published by Listen with Precious

Filipino-American ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Stroke survivor ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 โค๏ธ HR ๐ŸŽง audio listener! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆฝ

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