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On the Road with a Mobility Scooter

Portability is a factor in shopping for and selecting a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair. Besides possibly needing assistance in maneuvering around your own home, there are many places you can go with a mobility scooter or powered chair where you could not go otherwise without assistance. A powered chair or scooter gives you the independence to shop, vacation, visit relatives, and enjoy the outdoors. Where do you need to take your chair or scooter?

If you cannot drive your scooter or chair directly out of your front door, you will probably require a car or van that can carry the chair or scooter. Be sure to factor that into your travel plans. And you might still need some assistance getting in and out of the vehicle and onto your device.

There are many different styles of portable chairs and scooters. Some fold for ease of transport. Take into consideration how small a chair or scooter folds to fit into your vehicle. Others might need to be disassembled into several components and reassembled at your destination. This might also require the assistance of a helper. If your chair or scooter does not fold, you might need to install lifts or some other attachment on your vehicle.

Be sure to call ahead to your destination and inquire about how accommodating they might be to powered chairs or scooters. Fortunately, more and more venues are making themselves available to handle chairs or scooters. Some places you might go include:

  • Restaurants
  • Shopping malls or grocery stores
  • Airports and airlines
  • Cruise ships
  • Bus tours
  • Parks, zoos, or fairgrounds
  • Theaters or outdoor concerts
  • Sporting events

When you get to your destination, how far do you expect to have to go in your chair or scooter? Compact, folding mobile chairs or scooters might not have as much range as a full size scooter. Be sure the battery is fully charged before you leave home. Also make sure you know how long it takes to charge the battery. And one of your questions for your destination should concern accommodation for recharging your battery if necessary. In extreme cases, it might make sense to carry an extra, fully charged battery.

Even the most accommodating destination might still present challenges to a wheeled vehicle. Consider bringing along your own portable ramps for small obstacles like door sills. And if you’re going shopping or “hiking,” check to see if your chair or scooter can accommodate chair-attached back packs, shopping bags, or baskets. And for outdoor use, consider accessories that allow you to handle varying weather conditions, like showers or hot sun. Some devices can be equipped with sun shields, rain hoods, and holders for umbrellas or canes.

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Published:  Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:21:00 GMT



Mobility Scooter Market Projected to Discern Stable Expansion During 2016 - 2024

Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of the " Mobility Scooter Market Projected to Discern Stable Expansion During 2016 - 2024" report to their offering. Mobility scooters are electronic transport vehicles used as a mobility aid ...

Published:  Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:24:00 GMT



Dundee man "˜totally devastated' after thieves swipe his mobility scooter

A man has hit out after his mobility scooter was swiped by thieves. Garry Millar is unable to walk the smallest of distances without aids due to suffering with cirrhosis of the liver and a multitude of other conditions. He was given a new lease of life ...

Published:  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:00:00 GMT



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Published:  Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:20:00 GMT



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Published:  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:09:00 GMT



Mobility scooter stolen from garage

A mobility scooter was stolen from a garage in Stapleford. A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: "We were called at around 4pm on Friday, November 10, to a report of a theft of a mobility scooter from a garage in Merton Court, Stapleford." Richard ...

Published:  Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:50:00 GMT



Shocking footage of woman on mobility scooter smashed with car

This is the shocking moment a UK woman on a mobility scooter was sent flying through the air - after she collided with a car. Miraculously the woman in her 50s survived the smash and was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The video, from ...

Published:  Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:43:08 GMT



Sudbury-based mobility scooter firm TGA supports disabled swimmers

Disabled swimmers in Sudbury can now access their pool more easily thanks to the generosity of a local business. Mobility scooter specialist TGA has donated a rollator to the Avocet Swimming Club, a charity that provides accessible swimming every Sunday ...

Published:  Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:00:00 GMT



Jailed mobility scooter conman is out of prison - and was working for mobility scooter shop

A fraudster who was locked up twice for conning elderly people in deals over mobility scooters returned to work - for a mobility scooter shop. Paul Frossell was sentenced to 12 months earlier this year after being caught in a sting operation by a 98-year ...

Published:  Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:44:00 GMT



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