ASSISTANCE TO CHOOSE A MOBILITY SCOOTER

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Benefits

A mobility scooter is a device that provides exceptional ways of maintaining your freedom, by giving the required assistance to visit friends, family or even visit shops at your command. It is a dependable device, movable with reasonable mobility automation that can be used easily, cost-effective and easy to maintain.

Types of mobility Scooters

Basically, mobility scooters have been manufactured to assist people to increase their independence and make your life easier.

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Small Scooters

These mobility scooters are very light in weight and portable. It could be folded or disassembled and carried, transported or stored. Ideally, it is best suited for smooth and flat surfaces and short distance travels of approximately 20km on a daily basis.

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Medium Scooters

These mobility scooters are suitable for use in different types of outdoor ground and limited indoor areas. It is a good choice for outdoor use and ideal for short to medium distance travels of 20 to 40kms on a daily basis.

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Large Scooters

These scooters can be used on bumpy grounds and high cliffs. This is a wonderful device to be used when travelling long distances of approximately 30 to 50kms on a daily basis.

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Choosing the appropriate scooter

Firstly, decide where or what type of environment the scooter will be used. If the device is to be used indoors permanently, a small scooter is an ideal device due to its easy movability and small turning circle.

The outdoor performance of a medium scooter is splendid in addition to limited indoor use.

Large scooters are capable of riding well on uneven areas due to its advanced suspension systems.

Consider the distance that has to be travelled daily and how far a fully charged battery can drive. Usually, large scooters are equipped with a battery that can be fully charged. However, it is noteworthy to know that a fully charged battery is affected when the device stops, starts, climbs hills and according to the weight that is being carried.

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

User’s Weight

It is important to check the maximum weight the device can carry. Ideally, choosing a scooter that can carry more than a person’s weight is the best option. This comes in helpful when extra power is required especially when climbing hills.

Scooter Transportation

If a scooter needs to be transported on an off public transport, it is best to check with the local transport providers if your scooter could be transported according to its dimensions. If it is being transported in the car boot, ensure the scooter could be disassembled or folded to fit the boot.

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Scooter Storage

Finding a place in your home to store the scooter where it is easily reachable is very important. It should also be stored in a safe and secure place and away from a wet environment.

Taking Care of the Scooter

The mobility scooter needs to be looked after carefully. In order to prolong the battery’s lifetime, it should be charged daily. Just like any other vehicle, this should also be serviced regularly at least once a year. Although mobility scooters are sturdy and long lasting, these should not be exposed to wet weather and also used in the rain.

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BENEFICIAL SUGGESTIONS WHEN TRAVELLING WITH A MOBILITY DEVICE

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Most people travel during summer and in this day and age, those with limited mobility need not be confined to their homes. Mobility Scooters and power chairs are currently being manufactured to be portable and any immobile person can make their next vacation memorable with these branded mobility devices.

Air Travel

Travelling with a compact mobility device by air to any fascinating seaside haven is a simple matter nowadays. However, it’s always better to check with the chosen airline before taking the device aboard. Some of the Pride range of mobility devices are ideal for air travel. These are comfortable, lightweight and can be folded easily for storage before boarding the flight. The CTC suspension assists in a smoother ride and one-hand feather touch disassembling make the scooter or wheelchair the best mobility device to be taken along wherever needed. Pride S19 Deluxe folding mobility travel scooter is an ultra-lightweight folding mobility device that needs very little space once it’s folded or dismantled and equipped with a lithium battery that provides a longer drive range. This is considered as a wheelchair by airlines and does not affect the baggage allowance.

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Train Travel

A trip across the country by train is a lifetime adventure enjoyed by many people. However, inadequate space for luxury mobility devices could possibly be an issue for those who are immobile. Pride, Shoprider, Invacare and Drive Medical are some of the well-known brands that have introduced portable motorized devices that are easy to manage where there is limited space, with feather-touch disassembling and lightweight. The Pride Go-GO LX Mobility scooter with CTS suspension is one of the most advanced travel devices in the market and a great travel partner to depend upon.

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Hit the Trail

Pride, Days, Healthcare, Breezy, Otto Bock and Invacare are some of the well-known brands providing portable motorized wheelchairs if a person needs to tour the country by road. Most of these have features of feather-touch disassembling with a single hand. Therefore, whenever you feel like stopping somewhere to savor the sights and rest your tired feet, it could be made possible with a mobility device to suit your needs. Pride’s Pathrider 10 mobility scooter’s performance is high with puncture proof tyres, automatically connected front to back harness and easy drive tiller with wrap-around handles for safety and easy steering.

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Set a Sail on the Seas

When setting a sail in the mid seas for an enjoyable luxury cruise, have a look at every corner of the cruise ship with one of the many motorized portable scooters available at all stores of Independent Living Specialists Australia wide.

These devices are able to navigate through small hallways and move around in the elevator from one deck to another. It can drive along the top deck to watch the waves or look around the shops in the lower decks. Bright LED lighting boosts visibility for activities in the evening. The built-in USB charging port is able to power a cell phone while being driven.

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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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.

 

MOBILITY SCOOTERS FOR SENIORS

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It is a well-known fact that elderly people need to lead an active lifestyle inclusive of mobility to enrich their daily life. The mobility scooter comes in helpful when there is a decline in their physical abilities such as driving a vehicle, going on long walks or even cycling.

Mobility scooters are manufactured for the elderly who may require to travel on a footpath or rough landscapes. However, it cannot be considered as a motor vehicle and are not allowed to be used on open roads except when crossing the road or on short distances where footpaths do not exist.

Seniors should consider purchasing mobility scooters that are foldable and equipped with swivel seats, reclining seats, speed battery charge, long range adjustable headrests removable armrests and by determining whether it is durable for long-term use.

 At Independent Living Specialists, we can tailor a model to suit all needs, whether it be a compact travel scooter or a robust heavy duty mobility scooter for country areas or long distances.

At Independent Living Specialists, we can tailor a model to suit all needs, whether it be a compact travel scooter or a robust heavy duty mobility scooter for country areas or long distances.

Lifestyle Improvement

Seniors could get around much better than what they did in the past with the availability of a vast selection of motorized mobility scooters. Seniors need not sit at home and miss out the fun anymore. They can attend family functions, visit malls or even have a nice ride around the neighbourhood.

Independent Living Specialists has many types of mobility scooters suitable for seniors in all their stores Australia wide. These devices are available on outright purchase, hire or rent with free delivery to the doorstep for online customers.

Scout sports Quattro mobility

This mobility scooter with all round suspension is the current top seller with a special price for online customers. It is equipped with a deluxe cushioned seat and wide armrests for a comfortable ride. In addition, its next-generation drive splitting mechanism provides easy storage and transportation.  A swivel seat for easy transmission, durable delta type handlebars for easy control and an electromagnetic braking system are some of the special features of this mobility scooter.

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.

Viper Mobility Scooter

This mobility scooter is the newest entrant of the sporty range of mobility scooters at ILS. It is a very comfortable and reliable device similar to a sporty design in a more solid platform. The main plan during the manufacture of this excellent scooter has been the safety of the user. Therefore, it features an anti-roll structure to avoid mishaps while climbing hills. It is also equipped with a manual handbrake for emergency power stoppage.

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Envoy 4 Plus Mobility Scooter

This mobility scooter is a new model in a stylish design and another top-selling device with a performance similar to much larger models. It is backed with unique features that include batteries that last longer, LED headlights, all round suspension to name a few.

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.

Benefits

Seniors can spend time outdoors and have fun the easiest way by using a motorized mobility scooter and uplift their daily routine life for the betterment of their health and independence. This terrific device is capable of providing the probability of remaining independent and active to those who are coping with immobility. Compared to a couple of years back, mobility scooters are now available at lower affordable prices and could even be covered by Medicare for part or total cost.