How is the HY5 Walker different to other walkers?
The HY5 walker is not just a walker or rollator, it is also a shower or tub chair, toilet chair, raised toilet seat, bedside commode and foldable travel companion. Five different functions in one easy to use assistant.
What functions can I use the Hy5 Walker for?
Hy5 walker is your walker and rollator, your shower or tub chair, your toilet chair or raised seat, your bedside commode and your portable travel chair. In addition to all of these the HY5 walker has fold away arms for side transfer from the bed or sitting position AND the handles swivel right around to the back so your caregiver can use HY5 walker as a push along transport / day chair.
Is the Hy5 Walker adjustable?
Yes, HY5 walker has a height adjustable seat and height adjustable handles, plus the handles rotate to allow side entry onto HY5 from bed or leisure seating, or rotate fully to the rear to allow an assistant to push HY5 as a rolling chair.
Can I take the Hy5 Walker away on holiday?
Yes, the HY5 walker easily folds up into a compact carry size, fitting inside the carry bag accessory.
If I want to use my Hy5 Walker as a portable shower chair or leisure chair with 4 wheels pushed by my caregiver, what do I need?
Your HY5 walker comes standard with 2 wheels and 2 skid feet. You will need the set of 2 accessory wheels (Order code “Rollin-Rollin HY5”). Drop out the skid feet (no tools required) and pop in the accessory wheels.
Rotate the push handles to 180 degrees (to the rear) and you have easily converted your HY5 walker into an attendant use shower or wheeled chair.
Will the Hy5 Walker corrode or rust if I use it in the shower or outside?
No, the HY5 walker is made of hardened high-grade Aluminum, stainless steel, brass and plastic.
Does the Hy5 Walker come complete with a commode pail?
Yes, it comes with a commode pail and lid plus an infill cushion for when the commode is not required. The pail has an extended handle to make fitting and removal of the pail easy.
Does the Hy5 Walker fit over the toilet?
Yes, the HY5 Walker fits over toilets and can be used as a toilet chair with support for the user from the back-rest and arm-rests allowing easy push-up standing afterwards, or it can be adjusted in height to provide that raised toilet seat, with soft cushion seating.
Can I use the Hy5 Walker standing in the shower?
Yes, the HY5 walker is designed for users with reduced mobility but having confidence to remain living at home with some assistance. The HY5 walker can be used to shower while seated or you can stand and place one knee on the cushion while holding the handles, or totally stand and use it for support. At all times while showering the lower lockable handbrake must be engaged to prevent movement. Even with this handbrake locked however the unit can still move because of water and soap combination on a slippery floor so other precautions must also be taken such as grab bars fixed to the shower walls to use for additional safety and support. Never use HY5 walker in a shower if it is slippery or dangerous to do so.
It looks like the Hy5 Walker has a fabric cover over the seat cushion - what is this for?
Every HY5 walker comes with a fabric seat cover that stretches and fits over the seat cushion. The fabric cover is waterproof but ideally removed prior to showering. The cover hides the commode function and opening / infill cushion and looks just like the seat cushion on a leisure chair.
Does the HY5 Walker have a parcel shelf and back rest?
Yes, HY5 walker has a back rest in just the right position for comfort plus a shelf to accommodate a phone or perhaps shampoo or anything you need to place down.
Is the HY5 Walker easy to clean and maintain?
HY5 walker needs little maintenance but a little care will ensure it lasts a lifetime. Clean with warm water and mild detergent then rinse and dry. The fabric seat cover is machine washable.
Can I remove the cushion?
Yes, the cushion is clipped onto the frame and is easy to lift off for folding HY5 walker down to travel or store away.
Is the cushion soft and what is it made of?
The Hy5 cushion is lovely and soft, yet firm enough to support where it is required. The cushion is waterproof with a heat-sealed vinyl outer cover and foam interior.
How do the handbrakes work?
The brake system was invented by the team at Shower Buddy. The brakes are unique and wheels are braked by using either the top handle brake lever or the lower brake lever at seat cushion height.
Why is the brake lever at the seat cushion height?
As safety is a priority we added this unique feature available only on HY5 walker. The lower hand brake lever allows you to operate the wheel brakes while sitting in your HY5 walker. It is not necessary to try twisting around or stretching up to a higher brake lever, just apply the brake at your seat level.
Does this product come with a warranty?
The HY5 Walker has a 2-year warranty on the frame, 1-year warranty on caster wheels, cushion and all other parts from the date of purchase.