Many of us take the simple act of walking for granted. When a personís walking ability becomes impaired through the normal aging process or with disease onset, the person then realizes how important walking is in maintaining the highest quality of life.
Merry Walker HCPCS Code: E0144
Merry Walker Ambulation Device is a walker/chair combination, allowing a person who would normally be placed in a wheelchair to be placed in a Merry Walker. People will ambulate independently and safely. The Merry Walker is fabricated from 16 gauge steel, is bottom weighted to prevent unwanted tipping, and the unit folds for storage and transport. Accessories are also available. The Merry Walker Ambulation Device comes in two models.
Merry Walker Institutional Used in institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes. Base 27" wide. Weight capacity up to 300 lb.
Merry Walker Home Care Narrow base - 23" wide to go through doorways and hallways. Weight capacity up to 300 lb.
The Merry Walker was designed to prevent falls. The Merry Walker will strengthen leg, back and arm muscles through walking safely in the framed device. For a person using a forward pushing walker, pick-up or wheeled walker, by a person who is at risk for falls, these walkers will not decrease the fall risk involved. Any person who is at risk for falls should not be placed in a wheelchair, especially in a wheelchair with a chair alarm, because the person's quality of life has been taken away. Placing such a person in a Merry Walker will not only allow self-rehabilitation to occur with each step, but should the person continue to fall, most of the people will fall backward and sit down on the seat, defraying any injury from a fall.
All-Steel Walker Promotes Security, Safety, Independence. The Merry Walker promotes unassisted walking and greater freedom of movement. Narrow enough to easily fit through bathroom doors, this walker is bottom-weighted to avoid tipping over. Merry Walkers are a non-returnable item.
Seat is available for resting and supports up to 300 lbs. The self-contained, bacteria-resistant seat easily wipes clean.
Restraint-free or justified/enabler
Returns independence to people
Reduces the need to use two people to walk one person
Keeps people ambulatory and allows them to walk independently, not relying on assistance.
Decreases learned dependency.
Encourages appropriate sleep patterns.
Addresses the dignity issue as people are up and walking independently.
Safety strap for safety/optional Vee Belt for Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia diagnosed people to use.
Bottom weighted, tip resistant frame.
Reliable twin-wheel casters provide easy movement.
Entire unit folds for storage.
Includes safety strap and side-storage pouch.
22 W x 11"D Seat.
walker width is 27"
folds to 12" wide.
Available in 5 sizes for users from 4'5" to 6'4".
Weighs 28 lbs.
Storage pouch with three pockets.
16 gauge steel.
Arm rests attached to side arms.
Maximizes physical and mental potential, is restraint free and restores functional mobility.
Reduces one on one assist with walking and staff needed to walk individual.