Reduced mobility is common among the elderly and is often the result of certain diseases like arthritis, osteoporosis, or spinal fractures or leg injuries due to a fall, to name a few. This can have a major influence on every aspect of daily life since the person affected by decreased mobility and range of motion is often unable to do simple, everyday activities. Because of these many people that have this medical condition deal with feelings of sadness and depression since it prevents them from living their life normally surrounded by their loved ones.
Feeling depressed is actually quite normal when you consider the fact that an active and cheerful person has to all of a sudden spent his/her time at home just because he/she can’t walk properly.
With their practical design and ease of use, mobility scooters have the purpose to facilitate everyday life by allowing people in New York with reduced mobility to do all kinds of things around the house like cleaning, cooking, going to the bathroom, etc. When looking for the perfect model for my grandpa I came across a wide selection of mobility scooters in different sizes and styles. Construction, comfort, safety are the main features to consider when choosing a mobility scooter. To provide the desired amount of support, the scooter should be made from quality materials and have a durable construction and sturdy wheels that can withstand everyday use on different types of surfaces.
In terms of comfort and safety, it’s essential to look for a model that provides enough space where the user can rest his feet and ride his scooter in optimum comfort. Many models of scooters feature adjustable seats and armrests that are designed to further enhance the comfort and efficiency of the scooter. In terms of design, all mobility scooters can be divided into two main categories: 3-wheel models and 4-wheel models. The main benefit of a 3-wheel scooter is the extra legroom that it provides that can make riding more comfortable. It’s lightweight and easy to use. Lack of stability is the main drawback of this type of scooter. However, when used properly it can provide the required amount of support and stability for enjoying a safe and comfortable ride.
Designed to provide enhanced stability, 4-wheel models can easily be used on rough terrains and surfaces, which is not the case with their 3-wheel counterparts. They are also a bit heavier and feature larger, more durable wheels. Due to its ability to provide safe and stable rides, I opted for a 4-wheel model for my grandpa. At first, he didn’t want to use it since he thought it would be too complicated for him to maneuver it outside in the garden and in the streets, but once he got the hang of it he welcomed my sister and me in his home with a big smile on his face riding his scooter.