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Mobility Scooters for People with Disabilities

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.

Mobility Scooters and Electric Wheel Chairs for Veterans

Electric Scooters and Wheel Chairs have become an excellent means of giving mobility to scores of  people throughout the US. The freedom that comes with our mobility is something a lot of us take for granted. However, having the ability to move around effortlessly and free from pain is something that is not always available to American Veterans. We here at UrbanScooters.com wish to recognize the service our Veterans have provided to our country by providing the information on how to get the best price on Electric Wheel Chairs and Power Scooters, and what resources are available for veterans who need assistance.

If you think you or a loved one would benefit from a Medical Scooter  or Wheelchair, we we recommend you visit our Marketplace, this is a comparison shopping search engine that lets you compare prices from a host of well trusted manufacturers. This is a practical way for those with limited income to get the best price for their Motorized Wheelchair or Scooter. Our Marketplace offers comparison pricing on countless top brand-name chairs like, Invacare,  Pride, Jazzy, Activecare and many more..

Furthermore, you may be able to get assistance toward procurring a power scooter or wheelchair. If you or a loved one is a US Veteran and needs assistance getting around due to old injuries, aging, or any other reason, we encourage you to visit the website for The Department of Veterans Affairs where you can gather information on VA Programs, Veterans Benefits, and VA Facilities world wide and more. Please contact your local VA Benefits Counselor to see what Veterans Benefits you are eligible for.

Razor Electric Scooters: Get Off Your Gas!

Razor Electric Scooters is our pick for the first installment of our weekly Get off Your Gas series! Every week we will showcase some of the best environmentally friendly brands and products on the market. Our goal is to arm you, the consumer, with the information that you need to help you reduce your dependence on oil, save money on gas and reduce your carbon foot print.  

The Razor Company has been manufacturing some of the most amazing Scooters and scooter related products in the market since it first opened its doors in the year 2000.  The introduction of the now famous Razor Kick Scooter was their first big success; now Razor is practically a household name! Razor is based in sunny Cerritos, California where they innovate some of the most safe, affordable and high-tech scooters out there.  Razor offers up high-quality scooters at very competitive prices, and this is what makes this brand one of a kind.

Think about it this way The EPA estimates Americans, on average, take 900 million car rides every day, but approximately half of these trips are less than five miles long! That is a lot of unnecessary pollution! Not to mention that, with the price of gas climbing ever higher, a huge burden on your wallet.  When you think about it in terms of cost, efficiency and environmental impact, Electric Scooters are the better choice for short-distance travel, hands down.

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