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factors to consider when purchasing a mobility aid

Mobility aids such as scooters and wheelchairs have been improving the lives of millions of people who are suffering with a long-term or permanent disability or physical impairment. A wheelchair or scooter helps offer the freedom to move from one location to another without having to rely so heavily on others for assistance. This makes them perfect for anyone who wants to live more independently.

For many, wheelchairs and scooters are required when walking long distances is no longer practical or excessive fatigue and falling are occurring more frequently. With the rapid advancement in technology today, apart from getting users from one point to another, these mobility devices also allow users to participate in different activities as well.

With that said, not all mobility aids are created equally. There are several factors for a prospective purchaser to consider when selecting a mobility aid. These include the maximum weight it can support, the cost and the quality of the aid. Other factors for you to consider are:

  • Your current level of mobility.
  • Your environment.
  • Your exercise tolerance.

Having your chair fitted correctly and fine-tuned is something else to think about, since it can help prevent discomfort, at Simplelife Mobility we can offer advice on selecting the right chair or scooter for you.

As we age, our bodies gradually lose muscle strength, which might prevent us from doing things that we used to love. If you are struggling to get around, a mobility aid like a scooter or wheelchair can help you stay safe at home longer.

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