Reflectors and penguin walk
Clocks on winter time: Safely on the move with the rollator
Maisach, 22.10.20 Older people who are no longer able to walk well can regain some independence by using a walker. However, now that it gets dark early and the ground is often damp and slippery, there are a few things to consider. One of them is the penguin walk.
During an autumn walk, wet leaves on roads and paths can make it quite slippery. If you still want to move safely, you should imitate the penguins: They shift the body's centre of gravity forward over the appearing leg, put the foot on with the whole sole and bend the feet slightly outwards. This is also possible with a rollator. By holding on to the rollator handles, users automatically bend forward slightly and therefore do not need to change their posture. However, it is important to take each step slowly and consciously.
Good profile and visibility
In wet weather, a coarse profile is essential. This applies to the wheels of the rollator as well as to the shoes. If necessary, it is safer to take the smart low shoes with you than to venture out onto the slippery footpath. Even if it means a small detour, rollator users should make use of traffic lights and zebra crossings. This gives them time to cross the road in peace and quiet, without being swayed by fear of approaching cars. Good visibility, for example through reflectors on the rollator and clothing, also contributes greatly to road safety. And finally, everyone should check their daily form and the weather conditions before setting off. In severe icy conditions it is better to stay at home.
Further tips for rollator users can be found in the blog post " Rollator safety in autumn and winter", a service from Saljol, www.saljol.de.
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