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Benefits of Owning a Mobility Scooter

There are a number of different reasons why you might need a folding mobility scooter. Whatever those reasons might be, purchasing a fold and go mobility scooter is a serious investment. 

Everyone knows that when you’re stuck at home for whatever reason, it can be incredibly boring with only the newspapers and the TV to keep you company. But having limited mobility shouldn’t be getting in the way of you or a loved one having a fulfilling life. Here are some of the benefits that come with owning a mobility scooter. 

Increased Accessibility

Modern mobility scooters have adapted to fit in well with the ever-changing ways in which people choose to socialise. With shopping centres and public spaces for example, the accessibility is being constantly evaluated and improved – this results in it being much easier for mobility scooter users to access these places. Another benefit is that folding mobility scooters can often be taken on public transport. 

Injury Prevention

Whether you’re getting older or just don’t have the same physical strength as you once did, falls that cause serious injury can become an all too real risk. With the help of a mobility scooter, the chances of fall-related injuries are significantly decreased.

There are other reasons to invest in a mobility scooter, such as recovering from surgery. Using a mobility scooter limits the physical exertion needed to move around, this freedom can lead to a much more comfortable and enjoyable recovery process. 

Increased Independence

Mobility scooters are perfect for those who tire easily; it is essentially an electric vehicle which allows you to get out and about without the need for a carer or assistant. The increased independence is inevitable, but it has been shown that mobility scooters have more than just the physical benefits. The psychological benefits from simply being able to leave the house when it suits you, and the peace of mind that comes with that for your loved ones – this makes owning a high-quality mobility scooter the ideal long-term investment.

Simple to Operate

Specific models of mobility scooters can be assembled within a couple of minutes. The majority of mobility scooters are incredibly simple to manoeuvre and operate.

You are able to recharge the batteries from the comfort of your own home; but be sure to read the manufacturers guide, or ask about the proper way to charge and look after your mobility scooter as overcharging the batteries will cause a gradual decrease in power.

A Scooter for Every Situation

People are unique, and therefore have different requirements from their mobility scooters. Here is some information about which mobility scooter could be the right choice for you:

  • Mini/portable scooters; these are the smallest type of mobility scooter available. They are incredibly lightweight and designed for everyday use, making them ideal for running errands like going to the supermarket. 
  • Mid-range scooters; are a medium sized scooter which are designed for longer journeys and are suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Larger than their mini counterparts, comfort and versatility comes from robust suspension to handle any rough terrain, a fully adjustable chair and pneumatic tyres as standard. 
  • Road legal mobility scooters; these are the largest and most comfortable type of mobility scooters on the market. All road legal scooters must be equipped with lights, indicators, horn and rear-view mirrors to comply with DVLA legislation. 

 

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Laurie Pena

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