I think a lot of this need for mobility aids can be attributed to the growing population consisting of the Baby Boomers. These Baby Boomers are entering there mid 60s so that is the essence why we are seeing this need for things like mobility scooters and stair lifts.
Many Baby Boomers are looking at the cost of managing their health as it is unfortunately deteriorate with time passing. The nursing homes and private care are exorbitant !! And a lot of the Boomers prefer cost effective devices such as reconditioned stair lifts and mobility scooters to provide in insisting them in their day to day lives.
It has been a tough economy in the past few years and this has been a burdened on many seniors !! As a result, they are looking for good deals to help them with their disabilities and their fledgling health. They can literally save tens of thousands of dollars if they can ‘age in their homes’ without having to go to a nursing home or have home health care.
Thats why you have seen in particularly stair lifts in such huge demand today. Reconditioned stair lifts are the choice of many as they are much less expensive than new ones. Reconditioned mobility scooters are also in high demand too.
Its good to see this transformation of people getting old in their homes rather than getting old in nursing homes !!
To put this in a realistic perspective just take a look at this : globally we had about 600 million people over age 60 in 2000 and by 2050 that figure will reach over 2 billion people. And for the first time in history we will see the Seniors outnumber the 14 and under age group.
These facts are alarming and yet it really shouldn’t be looked at in a negative light. It will open up many opportunities and many jobs for people to provide the manufacturing of mobility scooters, stair lifts, wheelchairs and many other mobility aids that will be increasing in demand. This will only increase technological advances in this field on a high level !! Thats not to mentioned the reconditioned market which will add to our job force.
I think this is good news all the way around for everyone 🙂