As we age, many of us will begin losing mobility. A lot of older adults will begin using mobility assistance devices such as canes, walkers and wheelchairs, or even invest in an electric scooter.
The majority of seniors want to remain living in their homes as they age, but is an electric scooter suitable for at-home living? Things to consider before purchasing an electric scooter:
Considering your environment and lifestyle can help you decide if an electric scooter is right for you and what specific scooter will be best for you. For example, if you have an active lifestyle you may benefit from a compact and easy-to-maneuver model. On the other hand, if you have uneven surfaces in your home or are constantly outside on rough terrain, you may be better served by a heavy-duty scooter.
An article in the Miami Herald newspaper this week recommended three electric scooters that meet a variety of needs: Zip’r 3-Wheel Traveler Scooter, Zip’r Breeze 3-Wheel Heavy Duty Mobility Scooter, and Zip’r Roo 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter.
The Zip’r 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter has a compact design with a 25.4-inch turning radius, making it one of the best choices for older adults who are active and live in tight spaces. This scooter is lightweight and easy to transport and has a folding tiller and removable seat to fit in standard-size vehicle trunks. This scooter is also known for quick charging and can travel up to 12 miles on a single charge.
The Zip’r 3-Wheel Heavy Duty Mobility Scooter drives up to 4.5 mph, runs up to 20 miles on a single charge, and has a maximum weight limit of 300 pounds. This scooter is known for its durability and can be driven inside and outside. It also offers storage compartments and cupholders.
The Zip’r 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter is known for stability due to having 4 wheels instead of the standard 3. The extra wheel provides the stability to safely navigate tight corners and uneven surfaces. From uneven sidewalks or grassy areas to carpeted rooms, rides on this scooter will be smooth and comfortable. This scooter has all-terrain tires making it an ideal scooter for those who want the independence to travel around their homes as well as outside.
Whether you are looking for a scooter to navigate smaller areas or maintain an outdoorsy lifestyle, there is a scooter for you. Losing your mobility is a difficult thing to cope with, but investing in an electric scooter can restore your freedom and independence.
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Written by Madison Chalmers
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