Portable Oxygen Tank Holders Help Keep Seniors On The Go
If your elderly loved one is dependent on oxygen, you know exactly how long that line is to tether them to the home oxygen. But, there’s no need to be homebound when a portable oxygen tank holder will cut that cord (not literally….).
There are several benefits of small portable oxygen tanks:
- They are relatively lightweight so even weaker folks can handle them
- Some portable oxygen holders are small enough to be able to stow away in a backpack or even a purse.
The drawback is that a portable oxygen holder is usually small and will only hold enough oxygen for a very limited period of time. The fix? Bring along a spare canister!
With tank holders that attach to rollators, walkers, and wheelchairs, oxygen users can attach and go with larger tanks that last far longer than the small portables.
Some oxygen tank holders are simple devices that attach to the walker or rollator, holding the tank securely with the provided hardware and tightening knobs. Others are made of a durable canvas type material that a tank slips into and attaches, usually, to a wheelchair.
Oxygen cylinder users will find that attaching a tank to the side or front of the walker or rollator is far more convenient than dragging an oxygen bottle cart behind them; especially when in tight areas like clothing stores which often have narrow aisles and circular racks that are difficult to get in and around.
With a single oxygen tank holder that holds various size tanks, it’s a handy accessory for seniors wanting longer outings.
Seniors or loved ones should always check the tank holder before purchase to verify that it will, in fact, be the proper fit for the tank and mobility assistance equipment that it’s needed for.
Portable Oxygen Tank Sizes
For easy reference, here’s some of the most common oxygen tank sizes and their accompanying numbers – “D” = diameter, “H” = height.