Many individuals prefer scooters to wheelchairs. First,
scooters are electric.
Second, they look less like a medical device than a
standard wheelchair; they don’t automatically connote
the idea that the person using the scooter is either sick
It is, however, important to choose the scooter that
works best for your loved one.
There are bariatric, three-wheel, four-wheel and
Three-wheel scooters are best for those who live or
work in small places.
Since there is only one front wheel, three-wheel
scooters have a smaller turning radius than four-wheel
The Pride Rally 3-Wheel Scooter is a great
indoor/outdoor scooter with excellent
The Pride Go-Go Traveller Scooter is also ideal for tight
spaces, but it has an added feature: it is possible to
change the color of the scooter with ease.
This is a great option for those who are creative or get
Four-wheel scooters are a bit more stable than three-
wheel scooters, making them ideal for outside use and
However, they do have a larger turning radius than
Pride Mobility offers many different four-wheel
scooters, including the Pride Revo Scooter, the Pride
Legend Scooter and the Pride Rally Scooter.
Golden Technologies and Drive Medical offer several
different options as well.
The Drive Odyssey is built with a more rugged
construction, so it’s great for nature lovers and
Portable scooters are perfect for those who need to
take their scooters with them on a daily basis.
They are ideal for people who work outside the home
or spend a great a deal of time going from place to
Many portable scooters can be taken apart and easily
reassembled, enabling the user to take the scooter
from one location to the next.
The Pride Go-Go Elite Traveller Scooter, for example,
can be taken apart into four pieces— the heaviest piece
only weighs 22 lbs! Not all portable scooters can be
disassembled though; instead, they are lightweight.
The Drive Hawk 3 Wheel Mobility Scooter is the
perfect example. It is compact, lightweight, and easy to
Owning a scooter can make a huge difference in your
loved one’s life.
For those who have trouble walking, a scooter makes it
possible to get around without struggling.
You definitely can’t go wrong with a Pride scooter or
another trusted brand.
Plus, being able to get from one place to another
without help is a sure way to boost your elderly parent’s
self-esteem and confidence.
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