is a mobility scooter right for me?

Is old age keeping you less mobile and agile?

Did you suffer from an injury that has rendered you immobile or unable to walk without the assistance of a wheelchair or walker?

For most people, staying independent under any circumstances is a priority. So, using assistive tools to achieve this is a great solution.

Good thing there are plenty of mobility equipment available. There is nothing more liberating than a mobility scooter, however. Liberating in a sense that freedom of movement can be enjoyed at a push of a button.

And, depending on the type of mobility scooters, moving out and about can be completely automated.

With that said, are you looking into wheelchairs or mobility scooters for sale?

You should buy the latter. While powered wheelchairs, electric power chairs, and mobility scooters are designed for the same function and purpose, a scooter can double as your personal vehicle.

What are the benefits of using a mobility scooter?

 

  • Greater range of models—portable, foldable, medium, and heavy duty
  • Comes with safety features, such as battery indicators and headlights, so you can explore the outdoors without worrying too much
  • Long-lasting battery life for when you want to go shopping, travel farther, etc.
  • Handle-bar steering for better maneuverability

Suffice it to say that a mobility scooter is the ideal tool for the level of mobility that you need.

But is it really the best choice for you? Will it suit you and your needs?

A mobility scooter is great if you…

Have physical limitations

Do you find it difficult to move around with a conventional wheelchair? Would you rather not rely on someone to push you around?

Regardless of your mobility level, an electric scooter can move you around completely independent. Just push a button or move a joystick to steer it to the direction you want to go.

Want something easy to operate

To start a mobility scooter, you either push a button or turn the ignition key, depending on the make and model.

To steer, push the throttle forward or pull it backward. Or, use the handlebar to steer left or right.

To charge, just plug it in and the battery will fill up with juice. Charge in between use and get up to 25 miles before you need to recharge.

Pretty straightforward, right? Plus, mobility scooters for sale or rent always come with a operation instructions to make your life even easier.

 

Are looking for something travel-friendly and versatile

Get one of the portable mobility scooters and you can take it with you on public transport. Get the lighter weight and foldable model and you won’t need to have a ramp or lift installed in your vehicle.

Of course, if you want something more robust with exceptional speeds and can travel on different terrain, the heavy-duty kind will work perfectly.

Want something affordable and comfortable

These days, a mobility scooter’s price is cheaper than what it was a few years ago, what with increased demand and competition. In some cases, the cost is covered by health insurance.

And with the option to buy a used mobility scooter or go for a mobility scooter rental, you can further save money. You won’t have a hard time looking for a provider of medical equipment rentals either. What is even better is that the more affordable a scooter is the more improved it is.

Newer models come with adjustable features to ensure your comfort. So you’re not just seated on a chair that moves but one fitted to your height and width. Not to mention the armrest for added comfort. Don’t forget to check the legroom and back support. You’ll find them better these days as well.

Love the freedom to move as much as the next able-bodied person

Most mobility scooters are designed for indoor use but can be used outdoors, too.

Newer models are designed to get you to the park or the shopping mall with enough battery juice to let you explore. And you don’t need paved roads to get there, too, especially if you opt for a heavy-duty model.

You just need to choose wisely. Portable and 3-wheel is primarily for indoor use. Portable and medium is primarily for outdoor use.

Whichever you choose, you can expect your mobility scooter to:

  • Operate in a variety of surfaces, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Easy to steer and control with its adjustable handlebar and tiller.
  • Come with a variety of seating options to accommodate changing medical conditions.
  • Come with a variety of scooter accessories for your convenience, from a bag to holders and baskets.

Your thoughts?

Given the information above, do you think a mobility scooter is a better option for you?

Anyone can use it since it’s designed for virtually all mobility levels. But given its benefits and how it suits certain needs, it will prove more advantageous to certain individuals, including you.

Should you decide to get one of the mobility scooters for sale, take it for a test drive before you close the deal.

When purchasing a mobility scooter, make sure you do your own research and discuss all your options with your physician.

Need more help with mobility scooters? Contact Harmony Home Medical at (858) 560-8177. We’ll be happy to serve you.