Anyone who has a loved one with a disability will undoubtedly want to recognize the special needs issue and tackle it perfectly. Mobility is one of the reasons for anxiety at this juncture, the main concern is to provide whatever means to continue their lives happily and independently. Your presence and guidance in assisting them will always be highly valued and remembered for the rest of their life. The best option to ensure moving independently and enjoying themselves is providing a mobility scooter. Although selecting a portable scooter for a disabled person may look easy and some families often take it lightly, there are many things to check out before making a final decision. There are various aspects and suggestions that must be noted to select the correct scooter. Ultimately, comfort and independence are the prime factors that must be given importance.
Points to remember when selecting a mobility scooter:
Location of usage
The place where the scooter will be used is important. Most scooters are manufactured for specific areas and uses. Accordingly, outdoor scooters are different from indoor scooters. Outdoor scooters have large wheels to travel in various landscapes. 3-wheel scooters are ideal for indoor use. It is also advisable to ask the sales personnel about which type of scooter is suitable for your loved one.
No matter what type of scooter you select, it is vital to pay attention to the user-friendly systems of the scooter. It is usually termed as ergonomics, and this is usually referred to as the interplay between people and the machine. Ensure the scooter is comfortable for the patient’s seating, provide a good posture, and fit the person’s buttocks. Take it for a test drive by yourself to test its comfortability.
Ergonomics is also referred to as its benefits. Therefore, ensure the scooter is easy to handle even if it’s for an elderly person who can understand the operation. The switches and controls should also be easy to handle. Request for the manual on how to manoeuver the device.
Size of the Scooter
The size of the scooter also plays an important role. Large scooters are ideal for outdoor use, especially when travelling out with more storage space. Smaller scooters are preferred for indoor use as it will not take much space. Checking the dimensions of doorways before purchasing is recommended. Portable scooters are also helpful. However, it is advisable to take your loved one along to the store and let them decide on the device with proper recommendations.
The security of the user should be the prime concern in selecting a scooter. Those with disabilities or who are unable to move around independently can change their lives and gain a vast amount of independence by using a mobility scooter.
It is an electric vehicle and similar to a wheelchair but designed to appear like a motor scooter and suitable for those who are somewhat able to use their legs.
Pride S10 Quest Deluxe folding mobility travel scooter, Pride Pathrider ES10 electric mobility scooter, and Drive Medical portable mobility scooter are some foldable mobility scooters introduced by Independent Living Specialists and available at all stores and via online at www.ilsau.com.au
Here’s a look at the online prices of portable mobility scooters, now available at Independent Living Specialists
|Pride S19 Quest Deluxe Folding Mobility Travel Scoter
|2545.99||It is an ultra-lightweight foldable mobility scooter equipped with a lithium battery to provide a long drive range. Foldable in a quick step and takes very little space once folded.|
|Pride Pathrider ES10 electric mobility scooter||1645.99||This scooter has a great design with a back-lit battery indicator, bright LED headlight and adjustable tiller. Could be dismantled for storage or transmission and the seating is backed with viscoelastic foam inserts and a slider for better positioning.|
|Drive Medical Portable mobility scooter||1549.99||This scooter has many modern features including the first drive mini mobility scooter. It is perfect for indoor and outdoor but not for tough terrain. However, it is ideal for comfort and reliability. mechanism., style, performance, and reliability.|