The rollator is the single most common and important aid for seniors. Studies world-wide have proven that the daily use of a rollator has many benefits for elderly people or people with disabilities.
Studies have also shown how economically “viable” a rollator is by not only reducing the need for help at home, but also the cost for treatment of injuries such as hip fractures due to falls.
Research: Fall incidents unraveled: a series of 26 video-based real-life fall events in three frail older persons
– Ellen Vlaeyen, Mieke Deschodt, Glen Debard, Eddy Dejaeger, Steven Boonen, Toon Goedemé, Bart Vanrumste and Koen Milisen, 2013.
A total of 30 falls occurred of which 26 were recorded on camera over 17 months. Most falls happened in the morning or evening (62%), when no other persons were present (88%). Participants mainly fell backward (initial fall direction and landing configuration) on the pelvis or torso and none could get up unaided.
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Study: The Importance of the 4-Wheeled Walker for Elderly Women Living in their Home Environment
– Laila Jonsson (The Centre for Providing Technical Aids for Elderly and Disabled People)
All of the study group women used their walker for outdoor activities. Half of the women – indoors. The women considered that considerable additional help and support would have been required if they had not had the use of their walker.
The cost projection for such additional support during one year was calculated and compared with the cost of use of a prescribed walker for one year. The cost of one year’s use of the walker was calculated to be SKr 840 per user. If the walker had not been supplied, the public health cost for the anticipated additional home support for the 3 years was calculated at SKr 8 770 kronor/year per woman.
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Article: Senior’s Fall Prevention
–BD Injury, research and prevention unit.
Each year more than 200,000 BC seniors will experience one or more falls,
resulting in more than 10,000 hospitalizations and more than 800 direct and indirect deaths. Falls among older people often result in disability, chronic pain, loss of independence, reduced quality of life and even death.
Falls were the primary or secondary contributing cause for 12,006 hospital cases among seniors in 2009/2010. When an older person falls, it can have an enduring and devastating impact, resulting in injury, loss of mobility, a reduced quality of life and, in severe cases, death.
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Article: Biomechanical analysis of rollator walking
– Tine Alkjær,corresponding author Peter K Larsen, Gitte Pedersen, Linda H Nielsen and Erik B Simonsen.
The main purpose of using a rollator is to improve the walking performance and minimize the risk of falling. Studies have shown that the walking performance in elderly subjects measured in terms of distance, cadence and velocity is improved when they walk with a rollator.
Furthermore, a recent study has shown that rollator users are generally satisfied with their rollator and consider it an important prerequisite for living a socially active and independent life.
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BENEFITS WITH ROLLATORS
The rollator is a mobility aid that greatly enhances the user’s autonomy. The rollator allows people of reduced strength and balance a social life – as well as exercise, improving blood circulation and general health. The rollator gives support and relief during a walk – as well as serving as a seat when the user needs a rest.
By allowing the users to decide themselves when to go out or to socialize, the rollator greatly enhances the users’ self-esteem and quality of life. Thus, the rollator – directly and specifically – contributes to the strengthening of public health by allowing people to live life their way.
Today, our product range encompasses more than 30 different rollator models: indoor, outdoor, trolleys, RA walking tables – as well as a wide range of accessories that meet all user demands.
YOUR LIFE. YOUR WAY.
That is what we have been offering people with reduced mobility for over 25 years. Your Life. Your Way. Our focus is simple. We work for our users. Our products serve to be a natural part of life to anyone who might need them. Meeting that need is what drives and motivates us. Our mission is to improve the quality of care and freedom of movement for people with special needs. Being lifted by someone else – to literally be in someone else’s hands – is a special situation. It demands trust, respect, a fine touch and safety for both user and caregiver.
Our solutions provide reliability, high quality and innovation. With low-maintenance requirements and efficient installation procedures, we provide a state-of-the-art-offering for both users and caregivers.
In every detail, in every aspect, our products deliver what they promise.
QUALITY AND CARE
Human Care applies a quality system that fulfils the requirements of ISO 13485:2003 & 2012.
A user of a product from Human Care is a person who feels very confident with the product’s quality and reliability. At all times. The reason behind this is our profound commitment to safety, quality and usability.
Firstly, our products are designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of the relevant ISO, UL, IEC and EN standards. Secondly, every single product specific is given extensive attention at every stage of the design process.
Thirdly, in developing our products, our design team collaborates with leading physical therapists, creating global state-of-the-art products which all share the same ultimate goal: The benefit and enjoyment of their users. Allowing them to live life in the best way possible. Their way.