How the Motorized Wheelchair makes Life Easier for Loved Ones……

The manual wheelchair is a great mobility device for the physically disabled people and the elderly, its fundamental disadvantage lies in the fact that it requires the steering to be handled by either the user or someone else.

The motorized wheelchair which, as the name suggests has an electric motor, offers a solution to this problem. It scores above the old, conventional wheelchairs because of how easily it can be operated. Its maneuverability can be controlled with a joystick that requires the use of only one hand or even just a few fingers. The motorized wheelchair is ideal for those who have weak upper bodies, for those who cannot maneuver a manual wheelchair and especially for patients suffering from spinal cord lesions. These wheelchairs have chin controls with puff/scanners that can be used by patients with spinal lesions to move the wheelchair when they’re alone.

The motorized wheelchair offers superior maneuverability and can easily be moved around in your home, in narrow hallways and tight spaces. The seats can be reclined, elevated and tilted according to the user’s desire. These wheelchairs offer more seating and postural support functions as well as more tire and power base options. New motorized wheelchairs also come with enhanced features that allow the user to tilt the entire seat and footrest to a 45 degree angle or even to raise the leg rests to a horizontal position and the spring suspension system allows a smoother ride. They are easy to install and thus fit into the car and can be used indoors as well as in outdoor terrains. The motorized wheelchair offers the ease and convenience to moving around and maneuvering that is not possible for a manual wheelchair to provide.

More Reasons to invest in Mobility Scooters………….

Mobility scooters or electric mobility scooters are a great way to travel for the disabled, the elderly and for those who the lack the stamina to walk even short distances.

Mobility scooters come in different ranges suited either for short distance or long distance travel. It helps save energy by helping you to cross long hallways in buildings or around the house, to move around long shopping aisles in local grocery stores and even turning corners in the hospitals which is difficult to do with crutches and wheelchairs.

The distance range varies with the model going from 8 miles to 30 miles. Mobility scooters come with either 3 wheels or 4 wheels and vary in their weight as well. It can be lightweight or heavy duty depending on the load you need to carry. Some are even capable of carrying as much as 500 pounds. Portable mobility scooters are great for those who like going to parks, shopping etc as it is easy to take apart, fit into your car and reassemble.

Mobility scooters
come in makes such as those meant for off-road driving, driving on roads, pavements and even difficult terrains. Mobility scooters are easy to maintain although it is better to store in a dry place as continuous exposure to rain can ruin the seats. Keep it clean, charge the batteries according to the manufacture’s guide and service it at the recommended intervals.

Also, to ensure the safety of the users mobility scooters come with a number of safety features such as front & rear lights, head & arm rests, horn, rear view mirror, brakes, charge level indicators, high visibility reflectors, improved suspension and many more.