Some of those who could benefit from owning a mobility scooter do not buy one, often because they feel that mobility scooters are ‘not for them’. Sometimes, people have a perception that by buying a mobility scooter, they will be ‘admitting defeat’, or they may believe that mobility scooters are only for people with a certain type or severity of disability. In fact, many people could benefit from buying a mobility scooter. If you find it harder to get around than you used to, whether that is because of illness, disability, tiredness or something else, then you should consider buying a mobility scooter.
Benefits of Owning a Mobility Scooter
Owning a mobility scooter means you have freedom. Freedom to go out when you want, and not have to worry about asking for help from friends and relatives; freedom to go where you want, knowing that you won’t struggle to negotiate hills or busy streets; freedom to stay out as long as you like, not having to go home because you are tired or in pain. Owning a mobility scooter opens doors, and can help you be the person you used to be. No-one should have to live their life restricted by mobility problems when there is an easily available solution.
It is important, though, to make sure you get the right mobility scooter. You would always compare health insurance before you committed to buy, so you should make sure you do the same when you buy a mobility scooter. If you buy the wrong scooter, it will be harder to realise the benefits. Think about what you want to get out of your scooter. Do you want to be able to get around quickly? Are you keen to be able to get out into the countryside? Are you limited by space at home and need something that is easy to store? Work out what needs you have, and then find the scooter to match.
Choosing the Right Mobility Scooter
Lightweight, foldable scooters are ideal for those who need a scooter for short journeys or occasional use. Those who have intermittent mobility problems or a short-term illness might find that a foldable mobility scooter is ideal to help get them through difficult patches. Having a foldable scooter tucked away at home can provide peace of mind to those who have occasional mobility problems. Lightweight, foldable scooters are good for those who want to be able to take their scooter on holiday or on days out: they can be easily folded up and transported in a car boot.
Mid-range scooters are perfect for those who use their scooter more regularly. Many of them can be transported, as the lightweight models can, but they tend to have more strength and durability. If you want a scooter that will take you on regular shopping trips and trips around town in comfort, but don’t want to spend too much, a mid-range scooter is the one to choose.
Luxury scooters are similar to those in the mid-range, but they can reach speeds of 6 or 8mph, rather than the 4mph found on the mid-range models. That is two or three times the average walking speed: if you lead a busy life and have lots of places to get to in a day, then you’ll find this extra speed essential. Some luxury scooters are all-terrain, so if you are keen to get out of town and take on some rougher ground, you’ll find that invaluable.
Everyone has different mobility needs and lifestyles. Just as different cars suit different people, so different mobility scooters do, too. Before you buy a scooter, browse through the Factory Outlet Scooters range and match your needs to the scooter. If you are not sure which scooter is right for you, or you just have a few questions, then give Factory Outlet Scooters a call on 0800 345 7579. They are there from 7 am until 10 pm on seven days a week to chat about your choice and answer your questions.
Don’t become frustrated and isolated because of mobility problems. A mobility scooter can change the way you live your life forever, allowing you to go to the places you want to go, and do the things you want to do once again.