Mobility scooters are an excellent solution for individuals that have difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time. However, if you research mobility scooters, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of articles on mobility scooter accidents taking over your search listing. Don’t let this sway you from your decision to order a mobility scooter. You must simply educate yourself on proper fitting and use of this powered device.
Is a mobility scooter the right device for you? To answer this, simply evaluate your lifestyle. Are health issues limiting you to only moving about your home and not allowing you out into the community? Do you spend more than a few hours a day sitting and resting due to exhaustion from mobility issues? If you answered yes to these questions and want to get back out into the community, a mobility scooter could be the ticket!
The next important issue is control. Are you physically able to maintain control of your mobility scooter and keep it in good working condition? Do you have good upper-body control and good eye-sight? You will need both of those to operate your mobility scooter safely. You will also need to be able to walk short distances such as transferring from bed to scooter or vehicle to scooter. Individuals who are unable to walk are not good candidates for a mobility scooter and should look into other power mobility options.
Now that we know you need a mobility scooter, what kind of scooter will you need? What kind of terrain will you most likely be traveling on? There are different types of mobility scooters that are built for outdoor roadway travel or use on the golf course, for example. Discuss your mobility goals with your home health care provider to determine which type of mobility scooter will work for you.
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