If you’ve been active your whole life and loved being out in the world and involved, you might not welcome the idea of resorting to a power scooter.
Dealing with mobility problems is hard enough — and getting a power scooter might seem to be giving in to them. But in fact, getting a power scooter can significantly add to your enjoyment of life, as you can stay involved in the activities that you’ve loved. If you’re wondering if it’s time to get a power scooter, answer these two questions:
How ambulatory are you?
If you are fairly mobile but have some problems getting around, a power scooter is an option to consider. What does fairly mobile mean? You’re able to follow most of your household routines, but covering distances when you’re out and about is a challenge. Some people rent power scooters when they’re on vacation or recovering from injuries or surgery. Going ahead and buying one is probably a good idea if you don’t want to rein in any of your daily activities.
Has not getting around the way you used to severely affected your quality of life?
Staying home and curtailing the outside activities that you’ve enjoyed can be demoralizing — and downright impractical. After all, you still want to run your errands. Seeing your family and friends, spending time in the park or having a nice dinner in a favorite restaurant all do a heart good. A power scooter can help you maintain your quality of life.
Power scooters have simple controls and are easy to operate. They come with batteries that can get more than 15 miles to the charge, and they’re available in a variety of styles and sizes, including compact scooters for occasional use. Some scooters are even designed for indoor use.
Have you decided that it’s time to get a power scooter? Contact the experts at Power Mobility and Lifts. We provide a range of mobility products and serve clients throughout Arizona. We’re happy to answer all of your questions.
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