MAINTENANCE OF A MOBILE SCOOTER

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First and foremost it is important to read the manual issued with the scooter and follow the instructions and recommendations mentioned by the manufacturer.

There are many things that can be done to ensure your mobility scooter remains in good condition and lasts as long as possible. Since all scooters are not the same, it is vital to follow the manufacturer’s advice as per the manual.

Washing and brushing your mobility scooter is essential for many reasons. Daily cleaning helps prevent dirt, dust, grime etc penetrating into parts of the scooter plus a clean outlook improves the appearance of the machine. However, it is also important to wipe and keep the scooter dry to keep the scooter rust free.

In order to prevent getting wet from rain and kept dry, many mobility scooters could be protected with protective covers. Keeping the seat and other fabrics on the mobility scooter dry are also very important.

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Batteries

Another important element of the mobility scooter is the battery which is usually sealed lead acid or gel based and needs to be charged after considerable use.

Usually, all mobility scooters have a guideline regarding the usage range of the battery, but this is only if it is not kept properly charged.  If you need to get the best use of the battery, it is recommended to charge the battery at least 12 hours after you receive it and thereafter keep it fully charged throughout for long-lasting usage. However, someday the battery could get exhausted so it is advised to get it checked annually by a professional to ensure it is charging properly.

Another way of keeping the mobility scooter maintained is greasing the terminals of the battery. The battery has to be cleaned with a damp cloth and if the battery does get wet, ensure to wipe and dry it completely before using the mobility scooter.

Eventually, there will be a decrease in the battery’s capacity to hold a charge, which will result in the mobility scooter being charged constantly. Always check the charge on the scooter’s indicator before embarking on a journey. A fully charged scooter is also necessary to power external lights when traveling in darkness or in bad visibility conditions.

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Charging the battery depends on the model of the mobility scooter. Sometimes it will need charging after every journey or when the charge indicator shows low. A mobility scooter battery usually lasts between one to two years before being replaced depending on the usage. In order to work efficiently, a battery has to be charged frequently.

During the winter season, it is important to be cautious about keeping the scooter charged as when a scooter is not in use the battery loses its charge and eventually decay if it is not charged at all times.

Brakes

Brakes have to be serviced annually by a professional to ensure safety. Most electric mobility scooters are fitted with an inertia system of braking which makes it halt when the power is eased off.

Tires

Every now and then the tires of the mobility scooter will wear off and a puncture is the biggest issue if you are a long way from home. Deep treat tires are the best, puncture proof tires available in the market.

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MOBILITY SUSTENANCE WITH INDEPENDENT LIVING SPECIALISTS

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Senior citizens of this era are enjoying life in comparison to their predecessors. Many elders over the age of 65 are now leading a more active life than their parents. Considering this current flow, it is apparent that mobility plays an important role among the aged population.

Eventually, most seniors in their 70s and 80s are bound to develop various types of disabilities or chronic medical conditions that will hinder their ability to stay active and mobile. Luckily, due to the advancement in the manufacture of mobility aids, various kinds of products are available to assist the elderly to live an independent and active life. Further, many resources from websites to funding programs are now helping the aged population towards a more fulfilling life.

Canes

A cane is one the most prominently used equipment that provides assistance. It can bear 25% of a person’s weight and prevent a patient from falling. Independent Living Specialists have a wide range of canes in their stores Australia wide.

Single-point cane and quad canes are the two types available and a single point cane gives the required support to walk and is ideal for those who are experiencing a slight imbalance, poor stamina or weakness in muscles.The quad cane has four points that contact the ground and is considered to be more durable than a single point cane. It is beneficial for those suffering from muscle weakness which may have occurred due to a stroke or brain injury.

Single point cane products

Wooden walking stick with crook handle priced $19.99. Heavy duty offset cane priced $79.99 and Cobra cane walking stick priced $45.99 are some of the popular single point cane products available at ILS stores.

Quad Cane products

Walking stick quad cane with small base priced $ 65.99, Walking stick quad cane with large base priced $55.99 and Argo quad cane priced $95.99 are some of the fast moving cane products available at ILS stores.

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Walkers

The elderly and those with limited mobility worldwide rely greatly on walkers for their mobility needs. Manufacture of the walker has productively changed over the years. This was initially designed as a temporary equipment to rehabilitate but currently, it has been modified to be used at homes with additional features such as wheels, brakes, seats including convenient accessories like walker bags, trays, and detachable baskets.

Seat walker rollator with four wheels priced $99.99, Auscare seat walker with basket priced $165.99 and travel lite portable outdoor seat walker priced $249.99 are some of the popular walkers available at ILS stores.

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Featuring a curved padded backrest for comfort and a cushioned seat, which lifts to allow access to the handy shopping basket. Six inch wheels for a small turning circle allowing ease of use for both indoors and outdoors.

Scooters

A scooter is a three-wheeled mobility device which is gaining popularity among the elderly. It is ideal for those who are able to walk short distances but need assistance for long distances. Almost all scooters have rear wheel drive and front wheel steering. Although this device was discovered a long time back, it is believed to have withstood many major improvements. Current technology has played a major role in the most important changes like battery power which recharges speedily. Other special changes are power seats, flip back arms, adjustable bases, and gear drive systems.

Envoy 4 plus mobility scooter priced $2095.99, Scout portable scooter priced $1245.99 and Scout sport Quattro mobility scooter with all round suspension priced $1399.99 are some of the popular brands available at ILS stores.

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

EASILY FOLD-ABLE MOBILITY SCOOTERS

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Mobility scooters that are foldable are now very popular among those with limited mobility. Independent Living Specialists have a wide range of mobility solutions suitable for any type of handicap. Foldable mobility scooters are one of their specialties. Some of the top brands with a great range of mobility scooters suitable for your respective needs is readily available in all their stores and online store.

Advantages

Foldable mobility scooters could be folded to fit into limited space in your home. It could also be transported compactly. It also comes in handy when traveling on vacation. When traveling by air or sea a foldable mobility scooter is considered as a wheelchair and allowed to be taken in free of charge.

Products

Scout Portable Mobility Scooter, Genie Plus Travel Mobility Scooter Automatic Folding and S19 Quest Folding Mobility Travel Scooter are some of the products available at ILS stores.

Scout Portable Mobility Scooter

This scooter is a new product priced at $1,245.99 with many advanced features which include the first drive mini mobility scooter, delta bars as next-generation drive medical splitting mechanism. It is suitable for both outdoor and indoor use. With a maximum weight capacity of 130kg, the most important factors of the scooter being style, performance, reliability, and comfort.

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Genie Plus Travel Mobility Scooter Automatic Folding

This is a fully automated electronic device priced at $4475.99. It is also a rare mobility scooter manufactured to give the finest customer experience. It could be folded and unfolded easily whenever required and the special remote control operation assists users to navigate the device easily to their convenience. Maximum weight capacity is 136kg and could be stored to fit into a vehicle for transportation. It is airline friendly and could be taken along on overseas holidays without affecting your luggage allowance.

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S19 Quest Folding Mobility Travel Scooter

Priced at $2424.99, S19 Quest Folding Mobility Travel Scooter is an extreme light-weight folding mobility scooter. With a maximum weight capacity of 115kg, it is provided with a larger range of drive and folds up easily in a simple movement, transportable easily in your home or shopping malls. It is one of the most advanced ultra-light foldable mobility scooters available in the market.

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Health and Social Benefits

Having a foldable mobility scooter is beneficial both medically and socially. Being able to participate in social gatherings and getting around without any issues keeps the patient or user happy and content and this, in turn, has a good impact on recuperating from the illness to favorable point. In addition to being comfortable and helping you to get around fast, these scooters are also able to give your independence back. It is also a good choice for those who need to remain mobile without the anxiety of finding space to store a big scooter in your home

Foldable mobility scooters are on offer for hire/rent or buy options at Independent Living Specialist stores Australia wide with free shipping to the door for online customers. They also offer a reliable service and free roadside assistance for the first 12 months.

 

 

 

 

HEALTHY NEW YEAR WITH A CLASSY MOBILITY SCOOTER

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Independent Living Specialists is an establishment in Australia providing priceless assistance to all its customers by introducing classy mobility scooters to ring in the New Year healthily with the capability of continuous movability from one location to another. An estimated number of over 65 million persons are in need of assistance due to limited mobility and therefore, the mobility scooter is the best innovative device for this purpose. A mobility scooter has many advantages and most importantly it takes care of your limited mobility inflicted maybe due to an illness, obesity or age.

There are various well-known branded mobility scooters available at the Independent Living Specialists stores Australia-wide.

Mobility scooters have the ability to change your lifestyle and help you participate in social activities and enjoy your life to the fullest.

Four of the most popular brands available out of the wide array of over 40 types of mobility scooters at ILS are:
• Pride GoGo LX Mobility Scooter with CTS Suspension
• Scout Sports Quatro Mobility scooter with all round suspension
• Scout Portable Mobility Scooter
• Rocky4 Mobility Scooter

Several mobility scooters are on sale at a discount price for the forthcoming New Year.

Pride GoGO LX Mobility Scooter with CTS Suspension

This mobility scooter is an extraordinary and powerful device for traveling that gives great value for the money spent on the purchase. It is also considered to be one of the most advanced travel products available. With a weight capacity of 136kg, it is noted for its front and rear suspension, sleek style, feather touch dis-assembly. It is now being sold at a special price of $1590.99.

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Scout Sports Quattro Mobility scooter with all round suspension

This is one of the most powerful 2017 model mobility scooters in the market considered to be as powerful as a medium sized scooter. It has a deluxe cushioned seat with wide arm-rests for a comfortable ride. Its specialty is the swirling seat for easy transportation. It is also installed with an electromagnetic braking system and long-lasting delta type handlebars for effortless control. It has a weight capacity of 130kg and priced at a special rate of $1,399.99.

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The Scout portable mobility scooter

The Scout mobility scooter is ideal for indoor and outdoor use but not on a rough hilly area. This model is packed with comfort, style, reliability, and durability. With a weight-
capacity of 130kg, it has many new features including removable seat, foldable tiller, splitting easily for storage and transportation. Presently priced at a special rate of $1,165.99.

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Rocky4 Shoprider Mobility Scooter

The Rocky Shoprider mobility scooter is capable of riding on both road and pavement without constraints. Priced at a rate of $4,995.99, this is a rear wheel drive, four-wheel scooter manufactured to suit rocky surface. The sliding seat with reclining backrest adjustable padded armrests gives a comfortable drive. With a speed of 15km/h, it has a weight capacity of 227kg. This is a unique investment for those looking for a perfect mobility scooter to go on an outdoor adventure or even on a shopping spree.

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ILS provides free delivery for all online customers and the best after-sale service and roadside assistance whenever necessary.

THE BEST HEAVY DUTY MOBILITY SCOOTERS

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A mobility scooter is the safest and easiest mode of transport for the aged or those with limited mobility. This product is gaining popularity rapidly due to the new and technically improved products being introduced to the market.

Those who are on the heavy side need not be worried as Independent Living Specialists have some of the best heavy duty scooters in the stores Australia wide to suit your special needs.

How to Choose

Ensure to select a well-known brand and weight capacity before purchasing. Shop rider is the most popular and preferred brand due to the availability of spare parts and reliability of the product.

Products

The most popular heavy-duty scooters are Shoprider rocky 889 gold mobility scooter, Shoprider 889 double seat mobility scooter, Rocky 4 Shoprider mobility scooter and Invacare comet ultra mobility scooter. These brands have a weight capacity of over 200kg.

Shoprider Rocky 889 Golf Mobility Scooter

This is ideal for the outdoor person. Although. like all other mobile scooters it could move you around the home, it can also help you to travel outdoors especially those golf lovers who need to navigate themselves on the golf course. It has a weight capacity of 225kg and maintains a reliable and comfortable ride.

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Shoprider 889 Double Seat Mobility Scooter

This product has been introduced to meet the demand for a wide mobility scooter. It has been manufactured to suit persons who require added seating width. It is large with a seat to accommodate two persons and has a weight capacity of 225kg. In keeping with its brand image, this model is full of luxury features. The dependability of this remarkable scooter is improved moreover with the rear wheel drive and electromagnetic brake.

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Rocky 4 Shoprider Mobility Scooter

This heavy duty mobility scooter is a four-wheel with rear wheel drive, specially designed for traveling in an uneven area. It has a weight capacity of 227kg with front and rear suspension and 330mm pneumatic tires.

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Invacare Comet Ultra Mobility ScooterInvacare Comet HD

This heavy duty mobility scooter can carry weight up to 220 kg and suitable to be used in rocky and bumpy outdoors. This powerful scooter has many safety features and can take you to your destination safely, faster and comfortably.

 

Social and Health Benefits

It is now not necessary to miss your social gatherings, invitations, holidays and visiting your friends as there are mobility scooters to suit any need of the customer. Experience a boost in your health and quick recovery of other related ailments with the independence and feeling of contentment with the return of normalcy in your life.

Independent Living Specialists offers free delivery for online customers with reliable service and free roadside assistance for the first 12 months. These products are also available for hire/rent and buy options.