There comes a point in many of our lives where getting around just isn’t as easy as it once was. Despite the increased struggle, this shouldn’t stop you from doing daily activities and keeping your independence. Many people turn to aids to help them get about more easily and ensure their quality of life doesn’t decline.
With technology advancing every day improved developments are always taking place. Mobility scooters were originally very heavy and slow pieces of equipment. Thankfully this is no longer the case. Mobility scooters now allow you to move around much more easily than ever before.
If the time has come where you or a loved one requires a little extra assistance when moving around, then this blog is the perfect place to start. We have put together the top 5 tried and tested mobility scooters.
The Pride Go Go is a great first mobility scooter. It is a standard class 2 scooter, with a comfortable speed of 4mph. This scooter is designed for convenience, as has an easy dismantling design. This means you can very easily break it down into 4 different components, to fit comfortably into a car boot, or when travelling by plane. This scooter comes with two battery options. The larger of the two is 18AH and gives you the battery life to travel up to 10.4 miles.
This Drive Medical Mercury Prism scooter is one of the more affordable models on the market. This scooter is easily broken down, making travel easier than ever before. A fully charged battery on the mercury prism has a range of 10 miles. The maximum weight capacity on this scooter is 18 stones. This mobility scooter is a favourite among many as it displays a stylish design and comes in a full custom colour range.
This scooter is perfect for those looking for a compact scooter to use both at home and whilst out and about. This is a class 2 scooter meaning that its maximum speed is 4mph, so can safely be used alongside pedestrians and is extremely easy to operate. The armrest and seats are both flexible on this scooter making it comfortable during usage and simple to get on and off. This is arguably the best value for money, as it has many attractive features, as well as an attractive price.
One of the best features of this scooter is how well it travels on surfaces. This scooter is great on pavements and easy to manage especially if space is limited. This scooter is slightly more durable than some similar. It simply folds in half if you need to transport it. The Sterling Sapphire provides one of the best legroom for a grade 2 scooter, meaning you can be completely comfortable whilst using. A single charge can last a distance of 19 miles, so can last many trips without charging.
This scooter is slightly different to the previous options, and can be seen as slightly more ‘stylish’. This mobility scooter is more upmarket and boasts a slightly higher price. The Green Power is a class 3 scooter, allowing it to travel at 8mph. Fully charged this scooter can last for 45 miles and can handle inclines and hilly areas without any problem. This scooter is extra special as it is made by utilizing green technology, which does not pollute the environment and is free of any toxic gas.
Mobility scooters are excellent for people who are struggling to get around. However, they are expensive and can set you back a good few hundred pounds. Before purchasing a scooter it may be advisable to rent one. This allows you to test a few out and see how you or your loved one gets on with it, before purchasing one. Mobility scooters can be rented from several different trusted companies such as Mobility Giant.
You may want to consider an alarm if your loved one is struggling with their mobility. You should definitely get in touch if they’re at risk of or have suffered, a fall in their home.
We understand how difficult making decisions for an ageing relative can be. If you feel your loved one may require more security to stay independent in their home and would like to talk through our personal alarm range, then please get in touch with our Customer Service Team on 0800 101 3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.