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Mobility Tools For Older Adults

Mobility challenges can arise from various factors such as aging, injuries, or chronic conditions, but they shouldn’t be a barrier to living a full and active life.

Whether you’re seeking solutions for yourself or a loved one, this list is designed to navigate you through the options available, helping you to maintain an active, independent, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Recommended Tools For Safer Mobility

Folding Walking Cane With Seat

Drive Medical RTL10365-ADJ Adjustable Lightweight Folding Cane with Seat, Black
  • Cane with Seat: This walking stick acts as a sturdy support cane when closed and provides a comfortable seat to rest on when open

There are multiple walking canes with seats and some can accommodate 300 to 440 lbs. Read more about these here.


Medline Lightweight Folding Walker with 5″ Wheels, Aluminum Frame Supports up to 300 lbs
  • STURDY CONSTRUCTION: Designed for adults. This sturdy aluminum walker has a weight capacity of 300 lbs. and side cross braces for extra durability

Standard walkers with wheels in the front are very useful for older adults who need support while walking and/or standing.

After a while the hand grips on a walker will wear out – you can replace them!

Walker Accessories

NOVA Medical Products Walker Glide Skis, Universal Fit, One Pair, Gray
  • NO MORE TENNIS BALLS! Get Walker Skis! The ideal folding walker glide option for indoor and outdoor surfaces. Safe for wood floors and easy to clean.
Magicorange 4 PCS Precut Walker Tennis Balls for Furniture Legs and Floor Protection, Heavy Duty Long Lasting Felt Pad Glide Coverings (Grey)
  • 【Easy To Use】 Our high quality tennis balls fit most walkers and are pre-cut to make installation easier and safer. Just slip them on and go.


Medline Steel Rollator Walker for Adult Mobility Impairment, Blue, 350 lb. Weight Capacity, 8” Wheels, Foldable, Adjustable Handles, Rolling Walker for Seniors
  • DURABLE STEEL FRAME ROLLATOR —Supports a weight capacity up to 350 lbs., making it safe and comfortable for the user and their belongings

Many older adults use rollators for outdoor activities. My mom-in-law used hers whenever we went grocery shopping or going out to lunch.


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I love that this cane can be used for walking but also to help you to get up from a sitting position.

EZ Step Stair Climbing Cane

EZ-Step Stair Climbing Cane Purple
  • Durable ABS plastic step measuring 3.5” high x 9” wide x 9” length

The EZ Step Stair Climbing Cane is great for those who have a difficult time lifting their foot high enough to step on a stair step.

The base is 3.5 inches high, which basically reduces the height you need to step up from one step to another by half.

Chair Assist

Bandwagon Chair Stand Assist – Portable Bar Helps You Rise from Seated Position – Lift Safety Elderly Assistance Products, Metal, Black
  • CONVENIENT PATIENT LIFT AID – You’ll stop struggling to get up from your favorite sofa or recliner with the help of this handy chair rail.

This cool gadget is often placed next to your favorite spot on the sofa or recliner and it can be used to help you get up from a sitting position.

Able Life Tray

Able Life Able Tray Table, Adjustable Bamboo Swivel TV and Laptop Table with Ergonomic Stand Assist Safety Handle, Independent Living Aid
  • Provides Balance and Support: Able Life’s ergonomic safety handle provides balance and support when sitting and standing from your favorite couch, lift chair, or recliner; the mobility handle supports up to 250 pounds; safety handle measures 6 by 6 inches

I personally like this sit to stand tool because it’s multi-functional. It has a laptop table and is compact in design.

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