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Handicap Scooters / Disability Scooter & Carts

Many people across the country require the use of handicap scooters for transportation. Disability scooters are popularly utilized by seniors and individuals with varying levels of disabilities, in public places all over the world, such as retail stores and other settings. AvaCare Medical has some of the most popular motorized handicap scooters for sale from the top US brands in the medical industry. Read more...

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How Handicap Scooters Help

Electric handicap carts (another name for handicap electric scooters) exist to assist elderly and people with handicaps with getting from one location to the next. These scooters can get you around at a safe pace, and allow you to travel without walking canes or medical walkers. Some people are able to move around on foot a little bit, so they don’t absolutely need an electric wheelchair. Therefore, a scooter made for a handicapped person is the best choice to aid a user who has trouble standing for long periods or requires help getting from one place to another.

Benefits of Handicap Scooters

There are a lot of benefits provided by an electric scooter for the disabled. There are many different types of these scooters, and depending on the level balance and mobility you require, you can choose between options such as 3-wheel or 4-wheel drive. Some other capabilities of our scooters include:

Foldability

Some models of handicap mobility scooters are able to be folded in order to transport them. When you drive a vehicle, you don’t want to constantly lift heavy weights, or repeatedly assemble and reassemble your scooter, especially if you have disabilities. This can cause packing to become an unnecessarily drawn out process. This means that having a foldable motorized scooter for the disabled can even benefit users in terms of time management. An added benefit of foldable scooters is that they are generally extremely lightweight.

Fast Assembly and Disassembly 

When looking for a handicapped scooter, a wise idea would be to search for one that can easily be taken apart and put together when needed. This is a point that potential scooter users need to consider; they should determine whether or not any model they view is able to be assembled without the need for special tools or professional assistance.

Bariatric Models

Oftentimes, individuals who are on the heavier side can find it challenging to get from one place to the next. Statistics actually prove that the more weight a person gains, the more likely he is to have issues with mobility. Here at AvaCare, we offer special bariatric scooters for disabled persons in the case that a person with disabilities requires use of bariatric medical equipment. In general, most scooters for handicapped adults have weight capacities ranging from 250 to 325 pounds. However, there are plenty of models we have available that have anywhere from a 350 pound capacity all the way up to 600 pounds if it is needed. This is also helpful when considering the model’s anticipated setting for use (for instance, when used after grocery shopping and loaded with packages).

Faster Travel Speeds

Some of our bestselling and most popular scooters for disabled people have a higher max speed. This allows people to get around efficiently. Most scooters have a speed that’s just as fast or a little bit faster than a power chair. Ranging from 4 miles per hour all the way up to 15 miles per hour on some models, electric scooters for handicapped adults are more ideal for those who travel frequently than products that require constant assembly and disassembly. It also helps to avoid the necessity for special vehicle equipment.

Dual Seats

Some of our models feature dual seats. These also have higher weight capacities. When two people want to travel together in style, or those with special capabilities (conjoined twins for example) need to get around, these handicapped carts will get the job done.

Carrying Baskets

When you have a disability, mobility scooters are extremely important. Many handicap power scooters come with carrying baskets that allow for easy storage of personal belongings or shopping packages. As mentioned, many people buy these and use them for travel in public places like stores, so having a carrying basket is almost essential. If a scooter model doesn’t have a carry basket, you can always purchase one separately, as these can be found easily online.

How to Choose Handicap Mobility Scooters

Of course, there are factors which must be taken into consideration when choosing a mobility scooter, such as where and how the scooter’s going to be used the most, the fit of the seat height, and how easy the controls are to use. When it comes to finding an electric scooter for handicapped adults, it’s important to understand that there are also other factors to consider:

User’s Mobility Level 

Depending on what type of disability the user has, this can determine exactly what a person will need in a scooter. This detail, as well as where the scooter is going to be used the most; whether indoors or outdoors, needs to be considered.

Weight Capacity for Storage

Handicapped users often use their unit to carry other items, from personal items to a full grocery load. Many of these carts don’t have a full-sized basket, but if a user wishes to purchase and attach one, he must be certain that the combined weight of all his packages plus his mass body weight does not exceed the weight capacity of the scooter. An increased load means that the battery may go dead faster, accidents can occur, and if anything goes wrong, the warranty may not cover the loss if a user is not using the scooter at the recommended weight.

The Type of Controls

Most handicapped people have mobility limitations involving more than just their legs. This is often the case when people need a scooter for seniors. Some users have problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis, and if the hand controls aren’t very easy to use or the handgrips aren’t properly set right, it can cause discomfort for the user.

AvaCare Medical wants to know what kind of handicap scooter you’re looking to purchase! Our support staff is here every weekday to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We will happily help you choose the right disability scooter; simply call us at 1-877-813-7799 or chat with a representative during our business hours. For all after-hours inquiries, just send us an email!