We are discussing what are called “power mobility devices” and they come in all shapes and sizes. A primary reason to own one is fall prevention. Or it may be to get around safer and quicker. In either case, Mobility Scooters and Powerchairs are possibly the greatest invention for those of us seeking to get the most out of our senior years.
I am not only somebody whose company has sold thousands of Powerchairs and Scooters over the past 12 years, but I have required (and enjoyed using them) in my home on numerous occasions.
For simplicity sake, the decision to obtain a power mobility device comes in two main categories: “I want mobility assistance in my home” or “I want mobility outdoors” so let’s look at both. (I realize them many people want to use their scooter or powerchair both indoors and outdoors but I would like to profile each situation).
I have used a mobility scooter indoors (because I have the trunk strength and upper body mobility to handle to tiller operated vehicle). I loved it because it was narrow enough to navigate in my home rather well. However, If your need is mostly indoors, you probably want a Powerchair. When I used the Powerchair in my home, the big benefit was turning around in small spaces such as the kitchen. It was the ideal indoor power mobility device.
While many people love taking their Powerchair outdoors to go just about anywhere, the Mobility Scooter is just more fun outdoors, if your physical condition will support it.
The absolutely best way to make a decision is to gain the support of local mobility experts to help give you confidence that you are making the right decision.
For more information or to discuss your needs, please call MOBILITY PLUS OF CA. (209) 552-2244. Or Visit our showroom at 627 Galaxy Way in Modesto Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00 PM.
Laurence R. Paschett
CEO, Mobility Plus of CA.