TOP TEN MOBILITY SCOOTERS THAT CAN HELP GAIN INDEPENDENCE

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Currently, the elderly population and those with physical disabilities need not be confined to their homes, face boredom and lead a monotonous life. Independent Living Specialists has wide a range of mobility scooters to suit your budget, special need and help gain independence to lead a normal life.

Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth residents could choose and purchase some of the best mobility scooters from ILS web store.

GoGo LX Mobility Scooter with CTS Suspension

This scooter is one of the most advanced travel devices available with comfort-trac suspension, independent front, and rear suspension, glossy design, easy disassembling and standard lighting.

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Scout Sport Quattro Mobility Scooter with all round suspension

This scooter is currently the number 1 best seller and considered to be the most powerful portable scooter on the market. It has a deluxe cushioned seating with contoured armrests for a relaxed drive. The next generation drive splitting mechanism for easy storage and transportation in addition to comfort is one of its unique features. Other special features are the swivel seat for easy transmissions, an electromagnetic braking system, off the board & in-house charging standard and durable delta type handlebars for effortless control.

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

Pathrider ES10 Mobility Scooter

This scooter is a strong device, easy to use and cost-effective. Some of its unique features are an adjustable tiller, bright headlight, and classy model. For more comfort, the seat has viscoelastic foam inserts and a slider for improved positioning.

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S19 Quest Deluxe Mobility Travel Scooter

This mobility scooter is one the best-selling products available in all ILS stores Australia wide. It is ultra-light and foldable. The user will need very little space for storage once it’s folded and easy to carry around the home or shopping malls. It is considered one of the most advanced ultra-lightweight mobility scooters on the market.

Weighing only 27.3kg it is approved as a wheelchair by airlines and could be taken on overseas holidays without affecting your luggage allowance.

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Scout Portable Mobility Scooter

This scooter is the first drive mini mobility scooter in addition to many other features such as delta bars, as next-generation drive medical splitting mechanism. It is a perfect device to be used indoor and normal smooth outdoor drives. It is a comfortable, stylish, reliable scooter.

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Envoy 4 Plus Mobility Scooter –New Model

This scooter is an impressive addition to the drive series of mobility scooters. Its efficient performance is very much like bigger models. This scooter is able to drive on all types of ground with many superior features such as all-around suspension, LED headlights and long-lasting batteries.

The Envoy series, brings an outstanding addition to the Drive range of mobility scooters, with a brilliant performance similar to much bigger models.

The Envoy series, brings an outstanding addition to the Drive range of mobility scooters, with a brilliant performance similar to much bigger models.

Viper Mobility Scooter

This is a new Viper mobility scooter is from Drive Medical range added to their sporty range of mobility scooters. Assembled after the success of their existing Cobra and King Cobra scooters, the Viper provides a better deal of comfort and reliability with an excellent sporting design feature in a stronger stand.

Their main concern during the manufacturing process has been the safety of the user. An anti-roll structure is one of its special features to avoid difficulties climbing hills. A manual handbrake is installed to overcome power stoppage issues.

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Invacare Calibri Scooter

This mobility scooter has won the Red Dot Award for high design quality in 2014. It is a sophisticated, simple and colorful micro lightweight scooter. Specially manufactured for those who lead an independent lifestyle. Its unique feature is lite lock system that disassembles the device without any tools and it could also be stored in the boot of any car. A variety of interchangeable colors in vogue could be chosen to match your style.

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140XL Path rider Mobility Scooter

This scooter is full of unique features such as high performance, full suspension, and a hydraulic sealed brake system. It is a strong mix of power and accuracy. It is also equipped with a number of standard luxury touches which includes a wraparound easy drive tiller and LED lighting resulting in being an ultimate outdoor scooter. A free rear bag and crutch holder is offered on purchase of this scooter.

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Shoprider GK10 Mobility Scooter

This scooter is considered to be the largest portable scooter in the Shoprider range. It is a four-wheel, rear-wheel drive with finger operated controls. Although large scooters are difficult to transport, this mobility scooter helps to be mobile at home as well as on the road.

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Mobility scooters purchased online from ILS are shipped free of charge to the doorstep Australia wide.

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PERFORMANCE MOBILITY SCOOTERS IN AUSTRALIA

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Some of the best performing mobility scooters are now available in all the stores of Independent Living Stores Australia wide as well as the online store. These scooters are ideal for those weighing up to 220 kg and usage in rough outdoor areas.

Products

Invacare Comet Ultra

This scooter is full of safety features and guarantees of securely reaching any place you want to go swiftly and comfortably.

It is a dynamic outdoor mobility scooter ideal for users who may weigh up to 220 kg. During the design and manufacturing process, special precautionary measures have been taken to guarantee the safety and durability of the scooter.

It is equipped with a specially shaped ultra seat modified in concurrence with therapists to be sure of best seating position and additional comfort. Further, a pneumatically regulated lumbar support is adjustable while seated. The armrests could be used as extra support when getting on an off the scooter.

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This scooter range is sold with free 24/7 road assistance, free mirrors, safety flag, safety vest and 24 months warranty and 50% off promotion on the scooter cover.

Sunrise Medical Sterling S700 Mobility Scooter

The S700 mobility scooter is the forerunner of all scooters with high-calibre features for outdoor usage. It can deal with steep inclines of 10 degrees, higher kerbs up to 100mm and greater barriers with bigger 33cm tyres. It’s actually a mobility scooter manufactured for active people. Distance coverage is also not a problem as it is equipped with a large 75Ah battery to power an extended range up to 55km.

The advanced suspension gives a smooth and rewarding drive. All the wheels have independent suspension and whether cruising around at 6kph or travelling on different grounds at 10kph, expect a guaranteed comfort on every bump encountered. Further, the bigger 33cm pneumatic wheels will assist to easily clear any obstructions with more certainty.

Sunrise Medical Mobility Scooters available through ILSAU

Lighting

The LED lights of the S700 mobility scooter is 400 times more energy sufficient than the standard bulbs. Therefore, it is not necessary to change bulbs and usage of battery power on every trip is also less.

Comfort

The easy to adjust luxury seating helps to find a perfect seating position for long journeys. The seat height, depth and recline could be adjusted to suit your driving position. The width, angle and depth of the flip up comfort armrests are adjustable and the seat rotation assists to transfer in and out of the mobility scooter without any trouble.

These performance mobility scooters are available at ILS stores in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane

Store locations of ILS performance mobility scooters

Melbourne performance Mobility Scooters

• Hoppers Crossing ILS Store – 11/428 Old Geelong Road
• Balwyn ILS Store – 392 Balwyn Road

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Adelaide Performance Mobility Scooters

• 161-165 Grote Street.

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Brisbane Performance Mobility Scooters

• 1/318, Cleveland Road, Cooparoo.

All stores are open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

LIFT AND RECLINER CHAIR BUYER GUIDE

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Most often when a person gets older, the muscles get stiffened or joints begin to ache and it becomes difficult to get about your normal daily activities. Even a least possible chore will be too much for the body to take and at times the person may even lose mobility absolutely due to the immense pain. When this happens, it becomes necessary to look for ways to lessen stress on the body and limit activity. The best device to arrest this situation is the lift and recliner chair. This chair is equipped with mechanisms that lift it up and down enabling the user to sit down and get up easily

Mechanism

This recliner chair is operated electrically which lifts the chair up and tilts it forward controlled with a hand lever on the armrest. On some chairs, it also controls the reclining position of the chair. Some older models have a spring mechanism which is not recommended as sometimes the user could get thrown out of the chair. The electrically operated chair raises slowly, enabling the user to get on the feet safely.

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Chair Extent

The size of the chair should be taken into consideration as it is a device that shifts user from sitting to a standing position. The chair’s best performance is based on the user’s height and weight. Checking the height of the chair is very important because if the chair is too tall, it could lift the user off the ground leading to a fall. Therefore, considering the size of the chair should be given prime importance.

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Room and Décor

Considering the room where the lift chair is being placed is also important. Although these chairs are the same size as recliners, they take more space when activated. It should also blend with the room décor and many models have a choice of fabric and possibly be able to match the chair to the existing walls and furnishing.

Chair Feature

These chairs come in two-position, three-position, infinite-position, and zero-gravity.
These positions have different types of reclining features to suit the user’s need.

 

Two-position Lift Recliner Chair

This chair keeps the user upright even when reclining to about 45 degrees. It can really recline to any place between fully upright and 45-degree reclining position.

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Three-Position Lift Recliner Chair

This position goes back further than 45-degrees to a sleeping position but not a flat position.

Infinite-Position Lift Recliner Chair

This position increase from the reclining to a flat, bed-like position for sleeping. It could further be set to any position between sitting fully upright and the flat position.

Zero-Gravity Lift Recliner Chair

This has all the features of the infinite-position chair plus reclines even further back, putting the legs above the back which relieves stress on the lower back and expands the muscles to relieve the stiffness.

Availability

A wide range of reliable branded lift recliner chairs to meet any requirement is available on rental or purchase options at www.ilsau.com.au and at all stores of Independent Living Specialists in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

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DRIVE MEDICAL MOBILITY SCOOTERS

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A wide range of drive medical mobility scooters is now available at Independent Living Specialists stores Australia wide including Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Perth. The Drive medical mobility scooters provide an easy and comfortable mobility drive with exceptional value.

Products

The Scout portable mobility scooter, Scout Sport Quattro mobility scooter, and the all-new Viper mobility scooter are some of the popular drive medical mobility scooters.

Scout Portable Mobility Scooter

This mobility scooter is considered to be the first Drive mini mobility scooter and has many new features such as delta bars, top speed of 6.5kph, a removable battery pack in an easy to carry handle and locking mechanism, comfortable lightweight seat that swivels 360 degrees and covers a maximum range of 21kms on a full battery charge.

It is perfect for both indoor and smooth outdoor surfaces and countable on reliability comfort, performance, and style.

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Scout Sport Quattro Mobility Scooter with all round suspension

This drive mobility scooter is designed for a greater relaxed ride with deluxe cushioned seating with shaped wide armrests. It is also provided with the next generation Drive splitting mechanism for transportation and easy storage. The swiveling seat is the scooter’s special feature to facilitate easy transmissions. It is also equipped with off the board and in-house charging, durable delta type handlebars for easy control and an electromagnetic braking system.

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Viper Mobility Scooter

This brand new Viper mobility scooter from Drive medical is the newest addition to their sporty range of mobility scooters. Assembled after the success of their existing Cobra and King Cobra mobility scooters, the Viper provides a better performance with regard to comfort and reliability along with a perfect sporting design in a stronger platform.

During the manufacture of this special scooter, the user’s safety has been taken into great consideration. Likewise, an anti-roll structure has been installed to avoid difficulties in accessing hills. Further, a manual handbrake is available in the event of power stoppage and an all-around powerful lighting package with high-level indicators is also provided.

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Although these mobility scooters are manufactured for people with disabilities who need to get about on a footpath, smooth surfaces or any other place they require to go, these specific scooters cannot be considered as a motor vehicle and are not allowed to be driven on an open road, unless when crossing the road or on a short distance where a footpath does not exist.

Traveling on public transport

Although mobility scooters are considered as a wheelchair and allowed on public transport, it is advisable to plan your travel to be sure of arriving at your final destination safely.

Always ensure to be visible to the driver to enable the driver to extend the ramp to get on board. Sometimes there are restrictions on the size of the mobility scooter and although most mobility scooters fit within the guidelines, additional accessories such as canopies might alter the size requirements.

Health and Social Benefit

Using a medical mobility scooter encourages a person to engage in more physical activities and gain their independence and feel secure about their wellbeing. It could also raise your self-esteem and also be able to socialize by going out and meeting your friends and relatives resulting in improving your health

HOSPITAL BED BUYING GUIDE FOR CARE GIVERS

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Having a hospital bed in your residence is a great investment if there is a person with limited mobility in the house. Special care should be taken to ensure you can rely on the bed’s reliable service for many years to come.

Selecting a Bed

Selecting a hospital bed for home use is not an easy choice to make. Therefore, family and medical support’s advice should be sought when taking this important decision. When determining which hospital bed is best suitable for home use, it is best to think and understand the needs of the patient, identify where the bed is being placed and pricing to meet the budget available for purchase.

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Electric Hospital Beds

A fully electric hospital bed has 3 features which include head up and down, foot up and down and a motor installed to activate bed move up and down instead of a lever to operate by hand. The main reason why patients prefer a fully electric hospital bed is due to this reason. The function of making the bed go up and down assists caregivers from bending over the patient. This is also referred to as an adjustable hospital bed due to its remote control functions. The semi-electric hospital bed has 2 features which include head up and down and foot up and down. The up and down motion is handled by a lever and this could sometimes be difficult for caregivers.

Hi-Lo Bed

Hi-Lo beds are manufactured to adjust high and low than normal beds. The higher rise function is easy for caregivers to transfer patients without bending too much. The high rise feature is for patients who are independent and the low function is perfect for getting in and out and also stand up easily from the bed.

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Patient’s safety from falls

A low bed is ideal for those who are at risk of falling off the bed. Once the bed is adjusted to the lowest level, a fall will not have a serious impact on the patient.

Short-term use

Beds with springs are ideal for a person who needs a hospital bed on a short-term basis. However, it is advisable to check for metal slats or the solid deck. Invacare beds are good and economical for short-term use.

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Patient’s Weight

A person’s weight plays an important role in the purchase of a hospital bed. A standard bed is suitable for anyone under 300 lbs. However, anyone weighing over 300lbs should purchase a heavy-duty bed as it is larger, comfortable, long lasting and cost effective too.

Mattress

Selecting a mattress is also important depending on the patient’s requirements and size of the bed.

Railings and Castors

Railing and castors also play an important role in a hospital bed. Railing could prevent the patient from falling off the bed and also help to hold and balance to a seating position and castors help to move the bed around but ensure central locking is also installed.