Mobility scooters are a great way to reclaim your freedom and increase your mobility. However, with the great variety of medical scooters for sale currently in the market, it is often hard to pinpoint the perfect device for you. Below are some important questions you should ask yourself if you are looking to buy a mobility scooter for yourself or a loved one.
Depending on how you plan to use your mobility scooter, you need to consider which kind of device you need. If you are looking for a scooter to fit in the trunk of your car and easily pack away on a plane, you will want to consider a folding mobility scooter. A folding scooter will be your lightest and most convenient option as no disassembly is required. On the other hand, if you think you need a mobility scooter with a larger range and more comfort features and you plan to use the device in and around your home a mid-size or heavy-duty scooter will be a better choice.
Indoors or Outdoors
If you are planning to use your mobility scooter to get around your home, you will need to choose a compact device that has a tight turning radius. This is a fundamental feature when it comes to making sure that you’ll be able to properly navigate your home. All while keeping your furniture and belongings intact if you live in a condominium or apartment building. A smaller scooter will be crucial as you might want it to fit into your elevator. If you live in a house and plan to use your scooter mostly outdoors think of taking it to the store, to a nearby park or to visit friends or family in your neighbourhood you may benefit from a larger mobility scooter. They come packed with features that will keep you safe and comfortable on the road.
The price range for mobility scooters is just as diverse as the product choices. As you start your research into a brand new scooter to buy, make sure that you find out if you qualify for government help. Or, for any other programs that provide financial aid to people living with disabilities. It is also possible that your health insurance may pay for a portion of the device if deemed medically necessary. This kind of information will help you make the ultimate decision much easier.
Mobility1st carries one of the largest selections of mobility scooters in the London and St.Thomas area. We retail AND rent quality brands like Pride Mobility, Drive Medical, Invacare and much more. Feel free to reach our mobility experts today at 519-204-0109 between Mon-Fri 9:00-5:30 PM/ Sat 10-4:30 PM
2 thoughts on “How to Choose the Right Mobility Scooter”
I was not aware that a folding scooter will be one of the most convenient options to easily pack it on a plane or car. My husband and I will be taking care of his grandmother for a couple of months, and we are looking for advice to help her move around our house easily. I will let my husband read your article to help him understand the many types of mobility scooters that he has to choose from.
Thanks for this – very helpful
do you have any travel ones that go up steps and stairs on plans trains car boots please