Electric mobility scooters can be of great help to a number of elderly and infirm individuals. Scooters can improve the quality of life for people with heart disease, asthma, angina pectoris, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), arthritis, and severe osteoporosis. The use of a scooter may enable them to participate in activities they couldn’t otherwise do, such as covering long distances from house to mailbox, in a mall or shopping center, or in a grocery store. Whether young or elderly, severely obese people may find electric mobility scooters helpful also.
Many models of scooters are available for both indoor and outdoor use, including 3- or 4-wheeled scooters, light weight portable models, and heavy duty scooters for heavier people. Most of the new scooter models are quite expensive, running between $500.00 and $1000.00 in price; deluxe models can be priced as high as $3000.00. This makes outright purchase of an electric mobility scooter difficult for some purchasers, causing many electric scooter users to rent them rather than to purchase them. Scooter rentals can be by the day or by the week, and the weekly out of pocket cost is considerably lower than if one were to purchase a scooter outright. In some cases, electric scooters can be covered by medical insurance, at least in part.
There are many accessories available for electric scooters, including scooter batteries, cup holders, cane holders, and baskets to carry groceries and other items. For safety, rear view mirrors, flags, and seat belts can be added to the scooter. To protect the rider from the sun or rain, a cover or canopy can also be installed. Many people decide to have their cars or vans adapted to permit transport of the electric scooters to different locations, if needed.
In addition to electric scooters, most scooter dealers offer other equipment to make the life of the patient and the caregiver easier. One can rent or buy hospital beds, lift chairs, and manually operated wheel chairs, among other items. Numerous dealers can be found in most metropolitan areas in both the United States and Canada. Once you find a reputable medical equipment supplier, you will be on your way to significantly improving the daily life of patients in need of home health care. With the option to rent instead of purchasing the equipment, increased mobility and comfort can be attained by anyone who needs it.
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