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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.


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.

envoy 4 plus mobility scooter

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.

Pride Mobility GoGo Ultra

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.

Bariatric mobility scooter Shoprider Rocky 4


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.


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