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Mobility Scooters - How Good Are They ?

Mar 1, 2008
Mobility scooters have made the lives of those who are physically handicapped easier and more convenient. A mobility scooter is like a wheelchair, but with a motor attached. A scooter usually has a basket attached that allows a person to go shopping or just carry added extras that they might need.

A mobility scooter has many advantages, but the scooters of today also have limitations that many people do not realize. However, if a person does their homework before purchasing one of the many power chairs available, then the advantages can far outweigh the disadvantages.

The advantages of mobility scooters may heavily outweigh the disadvantages for those who are physically challenged. One of the main advantages of the scooters is that, for some people, if they lack the stamina in order to maintain the wheelchairs manual maneuvers, then this problem is solved. Another positive for the scooters is one that many would not even think to consider.

The foot rests of a manual wheelchair are sometimes very difficult to manage. However, with a scooter a person can swivel the seat and easily get out. One of the best things about a scooter is that many insurance carriers will cover them, whereas they will not cover powered wheelchairs. This is another reason why people invest in scooters as opposed to an electric wheelchair.

Limitations of mobility scooters are plentiful, even for those who may think otherwise. If a person wants to travel around town in a scooter, then they should think of their path and how high the curbs are. Scooters sit very low to the ground and many times they are not able to navigate around certain areas of city streets.

Other limitations include the make of the chair and the ability to move the scooter in small places, such as nursing home rooms. With so much useful information available on the internet, a person should have no problem in deciding if a scooter is right for them.

Mobility scooters are great for those who may not be able to get around easily. Power scooters have both advantages and disadvantages. A person who needs a scooter should really pay attention to what they are purchasing if they want to invest in something that will last forever.

A handicapped person should feel good about the choices that they have available to them in today's society. No longer does a person have to feel cut off from the world.
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