BEST MOBILITY SCOOTERS IN MELBOURNE

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Independent Living Specialists has some of the best well-known branded mobility scooters such as Drive Medical, Invacare, Pride, and Shoprider in their three stores in Melbourne.

The three stores in Melbourne are located as follows:

• 11/428 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing, Victoria 3029.
• 329, Balwyn North, Victoria 3104.
• 10, Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3550

The best mobility scooters to suit the needs of all types of customers are now available in the above store locations in Melbourne along with their best customer care and after-sales services.

Envoy 4 plus mobility scooter, Scout portable mobility scooter, S19 Deluxe folding mobility travel scooter, Scout Sport Quattro mobility scooter with all round suspension and Go-Go LX mobility scooter with CTS suspension are five of the most popular mobility scooters and currently on special offer.

Envoy 4 Plus Mobility Scooter

This is a new model mobility scooter with a special price for online customers and free express delivery. It is an impressive device with an intense execution similar to models much larger than this. This mobility scooter is capable of driving on any ground and has an array of exceptional features including all round suspension, long lasting batteries and LED headlights. Backed with 2 years complete warranty, it can travel to a maximum range of 48km.

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Scout Portable Mobility Scooter

This mobility scooter has many new lineaments with some features being the first drive mini mobility scooter and delta bars as a next-generation drive medical splitting mechanism. It is best to be used indoors and outdoors, but not suitable for tough outdoor areas. This model is comfortable, stylish, performs well and reliable

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S19 Deluxe Folding Mobility Travel Scooter

This device is a very lightweight and folding mobility scooter weighing only 27.3kg, Equipped with a lithium battery which provides ultra-lightweight and larger drive range. It can be folded up easily in a simple movement and takes little space once it is folded which makes it easy to carry around the home or shopping malls. It is one of the most advanced ultra-lightweight mobility scooters available in the market.

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Scout Sport Quattro Mobility Scooter

This scooter is fitted with plush padded seating and wide armrests for riding carefree. Moreover, along with comfort, it has the next generation drive splitting mechanism for easy storing and transporting. Other additional features are the inclusion of a swivel seat for easy transportation, in-house and off the board charging as a standard, long-lasting delta type handlebars for controlling easily and an electromagnetic braking system. It is also as powerful as a medium sized scooter and one of the most powerful portable scooters in the market.

The Scout sport quattro Mobility Scooter features deluxe cushioned seating with stitching and contoured wide armrests for a more relaxed ride, and in addition to its comfort, it provides the next generation Drive splitting mechanism for easy storage and transportation.

The Scout sport quattro Mobility Scooter features deluxe cushioned seating with stitching and contoured wide armrests for a more relaxed ride, and in addition to its comfort, it provides the next generation Drive splitting mechanism for easy storage and transportation.

Go-Go LX Mobility Scooter with CTS Suspension

The Pride Go-Go LX with comfort trac-suspension is one the most advanced travel devices available in the market showcasing modern features in its performance and value. CTS independent front and rear suspension, glossy style, easy dismantling, and standard lighting are some of the additional features.

The mobility scooters Melbourne has the lowest online price and guarantee to beat any other price elsewhere. The stores offer the best mobile service team, safe online shopping with riskless payment, proficient advice from occupation therapists in-house and an awesome customer service.

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Should you register your motorized wheelchair?

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A motorized wheelchair cannot be used on a footpath or road if it is not registered according to rules and regulations laid down by the Government.

In order to register a motorized wheelchair, the following requirements have to be met.

• It should have an electric meter.
• It should be manufactured to suit a person with mobility disabilities.
• Should not weigh more than 150kg
• Should not be able to travel at more than 10km/h on flat ground.

A person shifting base from another state to Queensland has to register a motorized wheelchair within 14 days. However, visitors to Queensland are not subjected to registration.

It should also be noted that the user of the motorized wheelchair should be able to operate the device safely.

Registering a motorized wheelchair

When registering a motorized wheelchair, a transport and motoring customer service center will do the needful. In case the person lives in a rural area, a QGAP office, Magistrates Court or the local police station may provide vehicle registration services. However, it is recommended to get a confirmation by calling before going there.

It is not necessary to complete a vehicle registration application form when registering at a transport and motoring customer service center.

However, if the registration is done in QGAP, Magistrates Court or local police station that does registration services, a vehicle registration application (F3518) has to be completed and if it’s the first time you are registering, a new customer application (F3503) has also to be completed.

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Documents required for registration:

• Duly completed vehicle details form (F3529).
• Duly completed Motorized wheelchair statement (F4414).
• Proof of address in Queensland where the wheelchair will be parked. (It could be Queensland driving license, property rates notice, gas, phone or electricity bill indicating Queensland address).
• Proof of identities such as evidence of being an adult or Queensland driving license.

In the event a motorized wheelchair needs to be registered under the name of an organization such as a nursing home, shopping center, education institute or a hire company, testimony of the organization has to be produced.

Identification Proof

• Office of Fair Trading’s Certificate of Incorporation.
• Australia Securities Investments Commission’s business registration.
• Australia Securities Investments Commission’s certificate of registration of a company.

In addition to the above, proof that the person is acting on behalf of the organization should be also be produced.

Organization’s Identity

• Be clad in the organization’s uniform
• Possess a business card or business testimony.
• Documentation on the organization’s official letterhead.

Although a registered business is not an association, proof regarding the nature of the business is required.

Registration of motorized wheelchairs is free of charge including no transfer, number plate or compulsory third party insurance fees.

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Completion of Registration

Once a motorized wheelchair is registered, ensure a number plate, registration certificate and an information document indicating Queensland road rules with regard to a motorized wheelchair is received.

Usage of a Motorized Wheelchair

When a motorized wheelchair is used outside the home on a footpath or pavement, the user is considered as a pedestrian under the Queensland road rules. Therefore, a motorized wheelchair or a mobility scooter can only be driven where a pedestrian can move about, known as a pedestrian travel route.

The Pride Jazzy Select 6 Power Chair features an in-line motor technology for increased efficiency, torque and range coupled with a PG GC 2 Controller. Built with ease of service in mind and easy side access batteries, the Pride Jazzy has been built for ease of use and comfort.

The Pride Jazzy Select 6 Power Chair features an in-line motor technology for increased efficiency, torque and range coupled with a PG GC 2 Controller. Built with ease of service in mind and easy side access batteries, the Pride Jazzy has been built for ease of use and comfort.

Motorized vehicle/pedestrian route
A motorized wheelchair could be used only these stipulated areas.
• A footpath or available nature made space.
• In case a footpath of pavement is not available, or it is necessary to avoid any blockades, the wheelchair has to be ridden as close as possible to the left or right side of the road and may sometimes face oncoming traffic too.
• Crossing the road should on a road crossing wherever available.

What You Need To Know Before Purchasing The Perfect Lift Chair

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Becoming immobile and losing strength is a natural aging process and normal daily chores that were simple in the past become difficult to cope. Simple tasks such as sitting down and standing up will not be that easy especially when your legs are not as strong as they used to be. To overcome these issues and assist the elderly to get back their independence, lift chairs are the best alternative.
Independent Living Specialists has some of the best brands of power lift chairs specifically manufactured for the comfort and support of their customers.

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Guidelines

A lift chair is an up to date equipment manufactured to improve a person’s life and increase mobility. Although there is a wide range of lift chairs available in the market, the user should be aware that the final decision of selecting and purchasing the device is the sole responsibility of the user with assistance from a health care professional such as a doctor or physical therapist.
It is important to read the manual and follow instructions mentioned before trying to use the lift chair for the first time. In some instances, as per the medical conditions, it will become necessary to practice operating the lift chair in the presence of a family member or health care professional who has been trained in assisting the user to perform the day to day activities whilst operating the lift chair safely.

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Precautions and Safety

Lift chairs have been manufactured to give maximum comfort and service. Yet, it should not be modified, disable, add or remove any feature, part or function of the device. Unwarranted modifications could also nullify the device’s warranty.

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Weight Limitations

It is important to use a lift chair according to the weight of the user. Usually, the manufacturer will not hold themselves responsible for any injuries caused or damage to the device by not complying with instructions pertaining to weight constraints.

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Pinch/Crush/Hazards

The scissor and lift mechanism is defined as pinch/crush point hazards on your lift chair. Keep away from these areas and ensure the movement path is unblocked.

Electromagnetic and Radio-frequency interference

Laboratory tests have proved that electromagnetic and radio frequency interference could have an unfavorable effect on the device’s performance. Cellular phones, walkie-talkie, radio/TV stations, wireless computer links, microwave signals, and paging transmitters are some equipment that can cause damage to the control system of devices that are electrically powered. It is recommended to maintain a minimum distance of at least 3 meters between the lift chair and any handheld device that emits 10W or more power.

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The riser action will help reduce the stress which would normally occur on your joints and knees when you get up and down. A battery backup also ensures you are able to retain mobility in the event of a power outage.

Shipping and Delivery

It is recommended to ensure the delivery is fully intact before using the lift chair as some parts may be packed separately. If the delivery is not according to the specifications mentioned on the purchase, the dealer should be contacted immediately. In case the packaging or contents have been damaged during transportation, the delivery company in charge should be contacted.

Transporting by motor vehicle

When a lift chair is being transported in a motor vehicle, special care should be taken to ensure the individual parts are kept safe without slipping. The lift chair should also be secured from slipping and being damaged probably when the vehicle brakes due to a mishap.

HIGH QUALITY BATHROOM DISABILITY AIDS

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Bath and shower aids are two bathroom disability aids that assist in retaining the independence and privacy of the elderly and those with limited mobility when they require to use the bathroom. A wide array of bath and shower aids in the form of grab rails, shower chairs, bath boards, and reclining and self-propelled mobile shower and commodes are now available in all stores of Independent Living Specialists Australia wide. Derived from well-known brands such as Care Quip, Ausmedic, Sunrise Medical, KCare and many others and specially chosen for comfort and safety of the user with the durability of the device in mind. The bathroom aids range further covers either a higher level of support or a handhold in the bathroom.

Bath seats are one of the most commonly used aids as it naturally gives a sense of security and safety to the user when having a bath. It is also believed to provide many health benefits. The user could relieve stress and ease sprained and sore muscles with the use of such aids.

Shower Chair

This is one of the popular bath aids available at ILS manufactured by Hero Medical, It is supposed to very strong and built to resist corrosion.

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Folding Shower Chair

This is a foldable, height adjustable, aluminium shower chair with a plastic seat and side arms to assist the user to lower and raise into the seat.

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Swivel bath seat

The unique design of this bath seat easily fits its base frame over the bath and made of easy to clean plastic. The strong frame swivels 360 degrees and guarded with a locking lever. Its steel frame is fitted with a plastic seat and a drainage hole.

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Bath Lift

A bath lift is another aid that offers the best comfort and safety to the user.
The user will find getting in and out of the bath easy and it divides into 2 parts for easy installation, dismantling and transporting.

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Bath Rail-Tub Mount

It is a powder coated adjustable steel bath rail which could be fastened onto the side of most bathtubs. Users up to 100kg could depend on this to be transferred in and out of the bath.

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Transfer Bench with Backrest

This device can be used to transfer a patient to and from the bath easily and safely. Equipped with a height adjustable aluminium frame and durable plastic seat, the suction legs allow more stability and slip resistance to the transfer bench. The backrest is removable and usable on either the left or right-hand side of the bath.

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Portable over Toilet Aid

This device is a product of Hero Medical and manufactured with aluminium for durability with the seat and lid made out of a high-quality plastic. The seat is non-flexible with a removable lid for easy cleaning. It has been treated for corrosion resistance and also equipped with a splash guard and height adjustable extension legs.

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Comfort and Portability

All these devices provide comfort to those with limited mobility and can be taken anywhere as it does not take much time to install in the required places.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POWER CHAIR AND MOBILITY SCOOTER

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The best suggestion for the transportation of the aging population and those with limited mobility is the power chairs and mobility scooters. Making the correct choice between these two devices will assist in getting back the independence and ability to living life according to your requirements.

However, it is important to apprehend the dissimilarity between power chairs and mobility scooters before purchasing. Firstly a complete medical assessment by a qualified medical practitioner is definitely required to ascertain your health, strength, and weaknesses to operate the device.

Benefits of an electric power chair

An electric power chair is an intricate and somewhat complicated device especially manufactured to completely improve a person’s mobility. Fitted with four to six wheels and guided by an automated joystick, this device is very movable and flexible enough to be used both indoors and outdoors.

In addition to its remarkable movability and capability of turning on the spot, the major advantage of this device is that it is perfect for indoor use. Moving it easily around narrow corners and limited space areas is one of its vital benefits.

Pride, Permobile, Shoprider, and Royale are some of power chair brands that offer a large range of seat movement options. Pride Go, Titan Power and Cobalt travel lite are some models that are adaptable and supportive to those with posture and disability issues. The Cougar power lift chair is capable of motorized standing, tilting and reclining resulting in using it for long hours comfortably. Travel Lite Electric folding power chair, R 4 Pride folding electric wheelchair, Shoprider jiffy power are some of the portable power chairs that could be dismantled for easy transportation.

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Benefits of a mobility scooter

A mobility scooter aids a person to regain independence outside the home environment. This device is considered to be the safest substitute for people who intend to further their mobility outdoors. The current improved technology has resulted in most mobility scooters having a terrific movability and rapid turning circle making it perfect for indoor use too.

This device comes in a portable, lightweight, and heavy-duty category and comes in helpful when choosing a scooter according to your lifestyle. It is suitable for simple day trips to the mall, vacations along beachfront or even mountainous areas. Drive Medical, Invacare, Pride, and Shoprider are some of the top brand mobility scooters coming in various sizes and models.

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Portable mobility scooters

Scout Sport Quattro is a solid portable mobility scooter and a perfect choice for anyone looking for a scooter that can be dismantled and transported easily. This device is ideal for indoor and light outdoor activities such as trips to shopping malls and driving on pavements. This model is reliable, comfortable, stylish and performs well.

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Heavy duty mobility scooters

Shoprider Rocky 4 and Rocky 6 are some of the heavy duty models that are suitable for rough outdoor activities such as climbing hills and riding on rugged landscapes. Equipped with longer battery life, better suspension, pneumatic tyres and a powerful motor it is also considered to be the ideal device to take care of daily chores such as visiting kith and kin or shopping.

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Options

Specifically, a power chair is the best option if you are in need of a mobility aid to carry out your daily activities inside the home. It will give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family indoors or outdoors. Considering a three-wheel compact scooter depends on the user’s preference. On the other side, if the mobility aid is initially for use outside the home, the best solution is an electric mobility scooter.