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.

 

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How To Find The Right Mobility Scooter For You

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.

Specifically, mobility scooters have been manufactured for people who are handicapped with limited mobility due to a disability or aging process. Although a scooter is known as a motorized mobility device, the users are considered as pedestrians by law and supposed to follow the same rules as other pedestrians. In addition, despite not requiring a license to drive a scooter, getting a proper training to ride the scooter safely is very important.

Scooter or Wheelchair Requirement

Usually, the nature of your medical condition will determine whether a scooter or wheelchair is suitable for you. Most importantly, a mobility scooter is good for those who are able to walk short distances but has a condition that affects their general health, such as a heart condition or any other chronic illness. Further, you should have the strength to sit upright with less support from the head or torso and maintain balance while riding.

Practically, a mobility scooter is also not appropriate for those who need aid to get up from the bed to a chair. A mobility scooter is also considered to be cheaper than a powered wheelchair but take more space when turning and manoeuvering in small spaces. Taking this into consideration is very important if the scooter is being used indoors as this is a heavy machine and could be hazardous if the user has any doubt driving it safely.

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Medical Advice

Whether it is your first scooter or the medical condition has changed or improved, it is best to speak to your doctor or an occupational therapist before a scooter is purchased. They are the only people qualified to decide on the suitability of the scooter.

Eyesight and mobility restrictions are some of the assessments a doctor or an occupational therapist will make, to ensure you are eligible for operating a mobility scooter safely.

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Eyesight

A clear eyesight is vital to drive a mobility scooter safely. The user should have a good vision to see and avoid any obstacles in their way. Although scooter accidents are seldom, it could be hazardous for both user and others in the vicinity. Those with any form of vision loss should have a discussion with a doctor and ensure that they are able to identify anything movable or stationary, clearly see depths and colors and judge the riding speed and other moving devices around you.

Mobility Control

Always ensure you have the ability to drive a mobility scooter in various situations. Initially, you should be able to get in and out of the scooter safely. After getting in you should be able to sit upright without support and be able to maintain and shift your balance. You should also be able to use hand controls even when riding on rough ground. Most importantly, you should be able to get the scooter in and out of storage point.

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FOCUS

Being focused on the speed, distance and riding are very important while operating a mobility scooter. A person should also be able to concentrate for a long period of time while driving and be able to respond instantly and take immediate action in the event of an emergency. This is an important point that has to be discussed with your medical advisor, especially if your health is likely to change with time, or if you are on medications that could affect your awareness.

TOP TEN MOBILITY SCOOTERS THAT CAN HELP GAIN INDEPENDENCE

Pride Mobility GoGo Ultra

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.

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.

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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.

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