Due to an accident, disability, or simply aging, it is possible that at a point in time of your life you might find yourself less mobile than before. If and when this is the case, there are options that can help you live a more mobile life and retain a sense of independence. One of those options is mobility Scooters and power chairs. There are some good reasons to consider a mobility scooter. Here are 5 Reasons to consider a mobility scooter or power chair.
First, let’s look at whom a mobility scooter might help. The reason we bring this up is that some might think that mobility scooters are for people that can’t walk or have difficulty walking even just a few feet. While this is clearly true, mobility scooters and power chairs are perfect for those who can walk, but just have trouble walking for long periods of time. More on this in just a moment. Now let’s look at the reasons to consider a mobility scooter.
Easy to Operate.
Just about anyone can learn to operate a mobility scooter. Most are steered either with just a joystick or a handle twist turn system. That makes mobility scooters simple and easy to drive. It’s easy to keep them going, too. Simply recharge the batteries so that you can keep the scooter going at all times.
As stated earlier, mobility scooters are not just for those who can’t walk at all or just a few feet. If you have trouble walking for longer periods of time, mobility scooters can help you too. One example is if you have difficultly shopping due to walking for long periods of time. This includes more than just going to the local grocery store but also to places like your local malls and outdoor shopping. Some models break down for ease of transport so they can be stored in the back of your trunk before leaving to go out and shop.
You Don’t Need a Driving License.
If you have lost your driving license and lost the ability to get to places like the shopping centers, churches, and neighbors’ homes, mobility scooters give you a way to get to those places without needing a driver’s license. They are excellent alternatives that help you get around town, do your shopping, and see friends.
They Are a Safe Way to Get Around.
When you use a mobility scooter, the chances of injuries are lowered by a significant degree. You have fewer chances of trips and falls and can enjoy where you are going instead of always having to watch your step. Another reason a mobility scooter is a safe way to get around is less fatigue to your body. Your body may not respond as well when it is fatigued and can cause injuries. Pushing your body to do things it is unable to do can be detrimental to your health and safety. Also, if the reason you are needing a mobility scooter is due to an injury, the scooter can provide a comfortable healing process that is not weight-bearing on the lower body.
The first 4 reasons listed above all lead to this benefit: increased independence. Whether it’s going to see neighbors and loved ones without the aid of a caregiver or being able to shop for yourself as mentioned above, you can do these things more on your own terms. There are psychological benefits that are associated with keeping your independence. One of the psychological benefits is maintaining higher self-esteem. If a person begins to believe they are relying on family members or caregivers just to survive, this can lower their self-esteem. Another is keeping their brain active and strong. Being independent requires a person to consider their daily activities and routines more thoroughly than if they were in a nursing home. This promotes more brain activity.
If you’re getting older or have sustained a long-lasting lower-body injury, we encourage you to look at the option of a mobility scooter or power chair. It can give you back some sense of freedom and independence.
Bayshore Medical Supply is the medical supply source for mobility scooters and power chairs in Pasadena TX, and the Southeast Houston communities. Bayshore Medical Supply has been serving the Pasadena and Southeast Houston TX area for over 20 years. We’re open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come see us at 4205 Spencer Hwy Pasadena, TX 77504.