Mobility scooters can provide independence for those with reduced mobility due to pain, fatigue, age or illness. They are ideal for use at home and also for social visits, appointments and journeys to the shops.
The user can often remain seated for the return trip of the journey, which can assist with fall prevention and reduce fatigue. Mobility scooters can travel long distances on a single charge to allow a user to travel within their local area. They can be a cheap, safe and convenient mode of transport.
For the elderly, a mobility scooter can be the next step when driving a vehicle becomes unsafe. Although the distance achieved may not be as far, a scooter still allows for independence, freedom and the ability to get out and about. Journeys to the local grocery store and doctors clinic all remain possible. Mobility scooters are also commonly used in Aged Care Facilities with accommodation for low care needs.
Depending on your requirements, there are different kinds of mobility scooters, varying from lightweight to heavy-duty.
Everyday Scooters are a general-purpose scooter. They are used both indoors and outdoors and are the most common of scooters due to their versatility.
Lightweight Scooters have a small turning circle to manoeuvre through tight spaces or crowds. They are ideal for indoor use on smooth, flat surfaces. Usually fitted with a basket, they are suitable for use in shopping centres. Some of these scooters are foldable, making them ideal for travel.
Heavy Duty Scooters are robust and suited to driving on a greater variety of terrain. These heavy-duty Scooters can take a lot more weight as they have much more power. Heavy-duty scooters are fitted with solid, foam-filled tires which can better manage on rugged terrains. They also tend to be more durable and do not need to be pumped up.