If you feel like your mobility is limiting your quality of life, a mobility scooter could be ideal for you. Life should be about getting out and living, not being stuck at home or relying on lifts! Scooters can help make life simpler, there’s a wide range of models available with different features for different needs.
Keep on reading to learn about 5 of the many benefits of owning a mobility scooter.
Feeling of independence
Nobody should take for granted the value of feeling confident in doing tasks such as going shopping or visiting a friend. If you would normally rely on others for lifts, a mobility scooter can bring an increased feeling of independence. Owning a mobility scooter can open up a world of opportunities you might have given up on. There are a wide range of scooters available to choose from, many small and medium sized models can be taken on public transport, making it possible to venture out and about.
Plenty of options
The technology behind mobility scooters has really started to take off. Mobility scooters are sorted into 3 classes ranging from portable boot scooters, perfect for shopping, to fully road legal scooters. If you are considering purchasing a mobility scooter, make sure to have a good think on what your specific needs are. Plenty of medium and smaller scooters come with baskets, which can help make your trips to the supermarket so much easier. If storage is a concern, there are smaller models available that can easily be dismantled and stored. If you love trips to the park or to the seaside, make sure to check what type of terrain the model is suited to, you don’t want to drive a road legal scooter into a supermarket!
Feel safe and confident
The thought of learning to drive a mobility scooter may seem a little daunting, however you can rest assured that you will feel safe and confident driving one. Fenetic Wellbeing can provide a home demonstration for a small fee. Keep an eye out for interesting features such as pavement speed limit, puncture proof tyres and even the ability to lock your scooter with a key, like a car. Road legal models often come with features that you’d find in a car such as lights, mirrors, indicators and even hazard lights. You do not need a driving license of any kind to drive a mobility scooter, however Class 3 invalid carriages must be registered with the DVLA.
Have more fun
Increased independence is great for your physical and mental wellbeing. Mobility scooters allow you to get out and about without having to worry about getting tired, uncomfortable or needing to be transported around. Hesitation to buy a mobility scooter can come from the fear of being stranded with a dead battery. Don’t let this stop you from enjoying yourself! Improved technology means that scooter batteries can last up to a generous 30 mile drive. You can read more about caring for your scooter battery here.
Save your energy
There’s no point wasting your energy walking distances or pushing a wheelchair, only to be aching and worn out for hours afterwards. Using a mobility scooter allows you to conserve your energy for the more important things, like getting some fresh air at your local park or doing activities with your friends and family.
Be sure to consult your doctor to ensure that the health benefits offered by a mobility scooter are right for you. You can browse Fenetic Wellbeing’s range of mobility scooters here.