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Old January 9th, 2010, 03:45 PM
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Default Cane with seat for 350 lbs. plus?

My husband has problems with his legs. It occured to me that a cane with a seat would allow him to stop and rest periodically when in the ports. Most I have found are for 250 lbs. max. Anyone know of any for heavier people?
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Old January 9th, 2010, 05:53 PM
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Smile Suggest look for a "Rollator"

Suggest instead that you look for what is commonly called
a "Rollator". It is a 4-wheel walker with a seat. It is
available for various weights. And it folds for easy transport.
The larger the wheels - the better. Often they have a basket
to carry a few items.

Usually available at a variety of stores such as: Walmart, Costco,
Longs, etc.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 07:20 PM
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My mother had one and bthey are really really uncomfortable
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Old January 9th, 2010, 08:02 PM
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I don't believe you will find a cane seat with a 350 lb. weight capacity. The largest bariatric rated one I could find was for 300 lb. They are also not very stable. You probably need to look at a walker like a Rollator. They are certainly more practical and comfortable than a cane seat:

http://www.1800wheelchair.com/asp/vi...tBy=p&layout=v
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There is a cane that states "300 pound or more" at mysizeusa.com
It's about $40.00
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Old January 10th, 2010, 06:35 AM
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Go with a rollator with large wheels as someone else mentioned. You can get them with free shipping at ebay stores. They are easy to fold and transport and you can get one for the 350 lb weight.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 03:59 PM
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I have the same weight problem and would not sail with out my rollator. I use it waiting in lines to board the ship, while in port walking to taxis, in casinos to get around. Wherever I am, when my legs are not willing to work well, I can sit and even scoot around on the rollator. It fits in taxi trunks easily and helps when the sea is rough and footing is uneasy. Most of the assets are not available with a cane, plus the rollator has brakes and it is harder to tip over. I also use it boarding to transport my carryon luggage. It is great for flying, it is checked at the gate and returned when we land.
What more can you ask for?
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:28 PM
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You won't find rollator in a department store. They are available in some big drug stores. Your best bet is to a store that specializes in mobility aids like wheel chairs ,canes, cruches ect. You should be fitted to the Rollator just like a wheel chair. Keep walking as long as you can. I keep saying that if I could walk 3 steps my whole life would be different. Good luck.
I am going on my 35th cruise next week and my 36th will be on the Oasis Mar.13th. 3 on NCL 1 on Carnival, 10 on Princess 1 on HAL and the rest on RCCL. RCCL is by far the most w/c friendly.
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Rollators are in Costco and many surgical equipment pharmacies. Ask your local pharmacist. you may also wish to try criag's list for your area or ebay for a used one.

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Cane seats are an accident waiting to happen. Especially on wet decks or wet pavements. If your husband already has trouble with his legs, he won't be able to 'save' himself if the cane seat starts to slip out from under him.

For this reason many museums ban their use.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 07:53 PM
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Thank you all very much for all of the advice. I had no idea what I was even looking for or where to start. You are the BEST !
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Default Different Styles of Rollators

I recently had to purchase a rollator. I called a local medical supply store, and got a lot of information about different sizes and styles. I looked everything up online before I chose. Online you can easily see the size and weight limits for each one you're considering.

I wound up with an Invacare one. It has a wide seat, and also a cloth strap across as a backrest when sitting. (Some brands have just a metal bar there, which can be quite uncomfortable).

One more benefit of a rollator is that in the buffet line, you can put your tray on the seat.
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The rollator is a good idea. I use one when traveling.

For times when the rollator doesn't work, I have a folding camp stool from amplestuff.com with a weight limit of 450. The legs telescope, it's lightweight, very sturdy and fits in a big purse or tote bag. Mostly, I just carry it around with me just-in-case but when wanted, it is priceless!
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I recently had to purchase a rollator. I called a local medical supply store, and got a lot of information about different sizes and styles. I looked everything up online before I chose. Online you can easily see the size and weight limits for each one you're considering.

I wound up with an Invacare one. It has a wide seat, and also a cloth strap across as a backrest when sitting. (Some brands have just a metal bar there, which can be quite uncomfortable).

One more benefit of a rollator is that in the buffet line, you can put your tray on the seat.

I have this rollator and love it. I use it every day and it will make my cruise much easier.
I can walk a little but standing in line is the worst. See you on the ship.
Have fun

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Don't know how old he is, but Medicare will pay for 1 walker or rollator if your doctor writes a script for it and it is bought through a supplier that accepts Medicare. DH got his at a local medical supply store and they made sure it was sized and height adjusted correctly.
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Keep walking as long as you can. I keep saying that if I could walk 3 steps my whole life would be different. Good luck.


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Weelyncruzer, just want you to know I am taking your advice to heart. I am making myself walk every day so I can keep going the best I can.




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Don't know how old he is, but Medicare will pay for 1 walker or rollator if your doctor writes a script for it and it is bought through a supplier that accepts Medicare. DH got his at a local medical supply store and they made sure it was sized and height adjusted correctly.
OP needs top take into consideration that canes, walkers and or rollators are fairly inexpensive and may be best out of pocket rather than submitting a claim to Medicare. Reason being Medicare will only assist in the cost of one mobility aid within a five year period. Therefore if in that same time period the individual requires the need of a wheelchair Medicare will NOT assist with the cost since a cane, walker or rollator had had already been provided.
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OP needs top take into consideration that canes, walkers and or rollators are fairly inexpensive and may be best out of pocket rather than submitting a claim to Medicare. Reason being Medicare will only assist in the cost of one mobility aid within a five year period. Therefore if in that same time period the individual requires the need of a wheelchair Medicare will NOT assist with the cost since a cane, walker or rollator had had already been provided.

I just checked Medicare's website and can't find any confirmation of this information. Below is all I could find when I looked at coverage of walkers; nothing about a 5 year time period before they'd cover other mobility devices. Would you be able to provide a link to, or paste the info I couldn't find?
Manual wheelchairs & power mobility devices

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers power-operated vehicles (scooters) and manual wheelchairs as durable medical equipment (DME) that your doctor prescribes for use in your home. You must have a face-to-face examination and a written prescription from a doctor or other treating provider before Medicare helps pay for a power wheelchair. Power wheelchairs are covered only when they're medically necessary.
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I just checked Medicare's website and can't find any confirmation of this information. Below is all I could find when I looked at coverage of walkers; nothing about a 5 year time period before they'd cover other mobility devices. Would you be able to provide a link to, or paste the info I couldn't find?
Manual wheelchairs & power mobility devices

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers power-operated vehicles (scooters) and manual wheelchairs as wheelchairs-and-power-mobility-devices.html#1314"]durable medical equipment (DME) that your doctor prescribes for use in your home.[/color][/b] You must have a face-to-face examination and a written prescription from a doctor or other treating provider before Medicare helps pay for a power wheelchair. Power wheelchairs are covered only when they're medically necessary.
Unfortunately not everything is always published regarding Medicare . Some things one doesn't discover until they actual contact Medicare or put a claim through. We just went through this with my Mother 5 months ago.

Additionally before Medicare will reimburse any durable equipment the individual must have met their Part B deductible which I believe is $143.00 for 2015.

Also note that Medicare will only approve a wheelchair and or scooter if it's required for use in home for daily living. Medicare will not cover durable equipment if the main use is for travel only nor will any ethical doctor sign/approve an order for such equipment if the primary use is not be in-home daily living. Bottom line due to extensive fraud regarding durable equipment Medicare will pay for least possible item.

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Unfortunately not everything is always published regarding Medicare . Some things one doesn't discover until they actual contact Medicare or put a claim through. We just went through this with my Mother 5 months ago.

Additionally before Medicare will reimburse any durable equipment the individual must have met their Part B deductible which I believe is $143.00 for 2015.

Also note that Medicare will only approve a wheelchair and or scooter if it's required for use in home for daily living. Medicare will not cover durable equipment if the main use is for travel only nor will any ethical doctor sign/approve an order for such equipment if the primary use is not be in-home daily living. Bottom line due to extensive fraud regarding durable equipment Medicare will pay for least possible item.

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