These mobility scooters for seniors and the elderly will help you stay active and mobile, allowing you to enjoy the freedom and independence to continue to do the things you love. Scooters are a great enhancement for those that are still active and mobile, but have trouble with standing for long periods or walking longer distances. Scooters may not be the best solution for users that have more severe mobility issues, cognitive decline, or those not comfortable with operating motorized equipment. Traditional wheelchairs may be a better option in some cases.
Choosing Your Scooter
3 Wheel or 4 Wheel Scooters: 3 wheel scooters are ideal for indoor use as they have a tighter turning radius to get through more narrow doorways and spaces. 4 wheel scooters are more traditional for outdoor use and can be more stable over uneven surfaces.
Consider your terrain: Scooters need enough power to navigate steep hills and batteries will only last a certain distance before recharging is needed. Make sure the scooter you purchase is sufficient to accommodates your daily routine.
Features and controls: Some scooters include a swivel seat to allow easier boarding and disembarking from the scooter. Seat size is important to make sure the user is able to fit and sit comfortably on the scooter while reaching the controls. Various models have different controls, so you want to ensure the controls will be easy to understand and use.
Scooter Size & Transport: Standard scooters and Bariatric scooters may not come apart and may need to be transported with a vehicle lift. There are also compact scooters that come apart into pieces to neatly fit in the car trunk. However, you will want to check to see if the heaviest piece of the scooter can be lifted by the user. This information is listed in the product descriptions. Scooter Ramps are also available for quick installation around the home or for vehicle loading into vans or SUVs.