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Choosing the Right Mobility Scooter.
The right mobility scooter will improve your life. Your mobility scooter will provide independence doing the things you want to do, or keeping up with other people.
Consider your needs such as your physical needs and dimensions your height and weight, and adjustability.
The carrying capacity is an important consideration. Your needs will eliminate some mobility scooters.
Your comfort is the next consideration in choosing a mobility scooter.
The right Seat can be a big factor in choosing the right scooter.
1.- Is the seat padded or would you like a captains seat.
2.- Is the seat adjustable in height?
3.- Does the seat swivel?
4.- Do you need a head rest?
5.- Does the seat have arm rest? Do they flip up or can they be removed?
6.- Both the swiveling seat and flip up arm rest allows easier mounting and dismounting as well as transferring.
7.- If you are tall will the mobility scooter have enough room (there are special mobility scooters with longer foot room.).
Safety and comfort.
1.-Will the tiller control adjust for your comfort? Height, Forward and back.
2.- 3 Wheel Mobility Scooter has shorter turning radius.
3.- 4 Wheel Mobility Scooter is more stable.
4.- Anti-tippers for your mobility scooter?
Where will you be using your mobility scooter?
1.- Inside your house a 3 wheel mobility scooter has a tighter turning radius and are usually lighter and will fit through smaller door ways.
2.- Outside of the house a 4 wheel mobility scooter is more stable particularly over all terrains with a longer range.
3. Will you be needing to transportable mobility scooter, one that folds or breaks down to small parts and easier to lift.
4. Will you need a heavy duty mobility scooter.
Types of Mobility Scooters
1.-Transportable (portable) Mobility Scooters
2.-Midsize Mobility Scooters.
3.-Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters
4.-Executive Mobility Scooters
Will Insurance pay for a Mobility Scooter
Insurance companies say they will pay for mobility scooters, but they usually don’t.
You must meet stringent criteria that is documented by your physician.
If you belong to a managed care organization it is easier, but your physician has to document your needs and submit it to a medical review board and then receive an authorization.