Mobility Scooters are a wonderful option for those who are suffering from limited mobility. A Mobility Scooter is similar to an Electric Wheelchair, but it is configured like a Motor Scooter. It is often called a power-operated vehicle/scooter or Electric Scooter as well. One thing people love about Mobility Scooters is that they don’t look like Wheel Chairs. This is particularly important for younger people with disabilities. Many people just don’t like the idea of using wheel chairs, and Power Scooters are a great solution for those who want their mobility partnered with style.
The photograph (Left) is from the Impact Lab Website. It features Plumber Colin Furze, 31. He tinkered with this mobility scooter and got it to go 69 mph. We don’t recommend doing this
Who would benefit from a Power Scooter? The Veterans Affaris website mentions that you may need the use of power mobility if you or your loved one is beginning to experience in increase in the rate of falls and spills because of “muscle weakness/fatigue or loss of balance within the home or community despite using assistive devices.” We think that if you are having difficulty getting around, or if you are in pain when you try to do so, that a Medical Scooter may be a good option for you. However, we always recommend you talk to a qualified medical professional before you make any big decisions regarding your health and wellbeing.
Typically, the average scooter rider can walk, but they have problems with limited endurance. This may be because of a number of complications, such as cardiac, pulmonary, rheumatologic, or neuromuscular disease .The most common are congestive heart failure, emphysema, rheumatoid arthritis, or stable multiple sclerosis. Those who have completely lost the ability to walk or have minimal trunk-control might be better off with an Electric Wheelchair. We also provide a wide variety of these in many styles.
Electric Mobility Scooters are a popular choice for people with limited mobility from disabilities or for a number of reasons.Unlike an Electric Wheelchair, Power Scooters generally “can be disassembled and transported in the trunk of a car, thus increasing a person’s access in the community.” Wheel chairs commonly require the use of a ramp and a van. Perhaps the only real draw back is that scooters need a bit of room to make turns. This means that they are very useful outdoors, but they are not appropriate for inside the home.
Medical Scooters are very well suited for urban commuting and short distance travel. Many forms of public transportation such as trains, buses, and subways usually accommodate these Scooters. We find that most folks find these vehicles a really great way to run errands. If walking or driving to the grocery store has just become too difficult a task, scooters make a great alternative. Many of these Scooters come with baskets for carrying your groceries or other items. If the particular Medical Scooter you want doesn’t come with a basket, accessories can usually be purchased separately to suit your specific needs.