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How To Know If A Scooter Is Right For You

For elderly individuals who have difficulty getting around without any assistance, there are many mobility solutions available. Selecting the right one for you has everything to do with your specific needs. What are your limitations? How much can you do independently? If you have upper body strength, for example, a manual wheelchair may be ideal. However, for those who have diminished strength, a scooter may be the appropriate solution.

Scooters help to prevent falls.

Naturally, one of the top benefits of using a scooter is the fact that it significantly helps you to avoid slipping and falling. By sitting comfortably on your scooter, you can get around, from one place to the next, without worrying about the potential tripping hazards that may be in your way. If a poor sense of strength and balance is an issue, a scooter just may be for you.

“When an individual’s body is tired or weak they are more prone to fall,” explains Utah’s All Terrain Medical & Mobility, “Walkers are great, but they can only do so much. Mobility scooters are great for those who need more help getting around and going longer distances. People no longer have to push their own limits of mobility and risk an injury or falling.

Scooters help you to get your daily chores done.

What happens when you suffer an injury or an illness that prevents you from walking around using your own strength? Do you cease to exist? Of course not! You still have to do the groceries, clean the house and handle other important responsibilities. Because a scooter is a motorized vehicle that is designed to handle outdoor terrain, you’ll be able to hit the grocery store and get around your community without much physical exertion.

“One of the biggest advantages to mobility scooters is its ability to transport riders to fulfill chores like a grocery store run or to the laundromat,” writes Shawna Epstein on RetireAtHome.com, “ A mobility scooter comes in a variety of options, but most can travel up to 25 miles with a single battery charge.”

Scooters are more affordable than you think.

At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we completely understand that, for most people, when a mobility solution is necessary, there is a cause for concern about cost. Our team would be more than happy to discuss with you the various scooter options that are available to you to ensure that your purchase is within your budget. Finding the right scooter at the right price isn’t as difficult as you may assume!

“The demand that is continuously growing for mobility scooters has forced the scooter market to become highly competitive,” notes Senior Care Organizer, “Typically, these travel scooters are now available at lower prices as compared to two or three years ago. The savings on costs make these scooters a preferred option and, may even be covered by Medicare for some or all of the cost.”

If you have any questions about the mobility scooters offered by LifeCare Mobility Solutions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800 or email us at info@lifecaremobility.ca. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!

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