Mobility Scooters That Can Help Make A Difference In Senior Care

As we move into the last quarter of 2020, we understand that nothing matters more than vital health and the support of your family. The year of pandemic taught us great values in life, and we grew resilient as a community. However, the ageing process is one of the few unavoidable phases in the circle of life and it is part of life expectancy that has been accepted by every human being. In the process, our older, loved ones such as parents and relatives will reach a stage where they find it difficult to take care of themselves.

Being Available Fervently

Being attentively close and available at any time of the day is often considered the most excellent and economical approach to care for aging relatives. This is a stage where emotional connectivity is more important than materialistic things in the life of seniors. Therefore, getting across to them every two days (when they do not live with you) is a brilliant way of staying connected. Having a chat can help gauge their capacity for independence and to assist with their care, accordingly.


There are various means of assistance that can be provided to streamline the process. Disability products such as travel mobility scooters and bariatric mobility scooters play an important role to help them lead an independent and secure lifestyle.

Mobility scooters play an important role in the independent transportation factor of many senior individuals. These are available in countless models such as lightweight, foldable, and bariatric – that are manufactured by well-known brands.

Lightweight Mobility Scooter

Pride GoGo LX mobility scooter with CTS suspension is the most popular lightweight mobility scooter available in the market today. The light weight scooter features a CTS independent front and rear suspension, one-touch dismantling, and standard lighting.

Foldable Mobility Scooter

The Drive Medical Scout portable mobility scooter is equipped with many new features which include the first Drive mini mobility scooter with delta bars as next-generation Drive Medical splitting mechanism. This is the perfect product for indoor and outdoor use and best in the performance, reliability, style, and comfort areas. The removable seat, fold down tiller, and splits easily for storage and transportation.

Foldable Mobility Scooter

Bariatric Mobility Scooter

The Invacare Comet ULTRA mobility scooter is a bariatric mobility scooter with a maximum weight capacity of 220kg. Filled with safety features, it is capable of transporting patients quickly, safely, and comfortably.

Mobility equipment providers, such as Independent Living Specialists, can tailor a model to suit any requirement, immaterial of lightweight or heavy-duty mobility scooter. Pride and Shoprider are popular brands due to their reliability and availability of spare accessories. However, each brand has a large variety of models to match the specific need of individuals. These electric mobility scooters are affordably priced, offer reliable service, while free roadside assistance is provided for the first 12 months.

A mobility scooter is your premium ticket to a comfortable ride. It is manufactured mainly for the handicapped who need to travel on a footpath, hard surfaces, or any other location they need to travel. It is also not considered as a motor vehicle and not allowed to be ridden on an open road, except when crossing the road or on a short distance that does not have a pavement.

Pairing mobility scooters with accessories is also a great way to keep your loved ones, alert and secure when travelling. From canopies to cane holders, flags and more, a wide range of mobility scooter accessories are available to suit any scooter model.

Transporting Mobility Scooter in Public Transport

Generally, adult electric scooters are permitted on public transport. However, it is advisable to plan your travel a few extra minutes before leaving home to ensure your arrival time.

When travelling by train, position yourself closer to the front of the platform where the first carriage stops to enable the driver to see it clearly and lower the ramp for embarkation and assist with the disembarkation as well. Further, whether it is a bus or train, ensure to check the route to verify if any accessible services are provided as some operators add an accessible service only on request.

Transporting Mobility Scooter


Restrictions vary from state to state, depending on the size of the mobility travel device.

General size requirement

  • It should fit within a space of 1300mm by 800mm
  • It should not be more than 750mm wide
  • Maximum height of 1500mm

The mobility scooter will probably match these guidelines unless it is accessorized with flags or canopies.

restriction with bike

Queensland Road Regulations

It is always best to understand regulations of your local state before renting or purchasing a mobility scooter.

A person who uses a mobility scooter is treated as a pedestrian under the Queensland road rules. As per the law, handicapped people can ride a mobility scooter anywhere a pedestrian can travel However, footpaths must be used wherever necessary to avoid travelling on the road.

Once you have taken all important facts into consideration, reading some online reviews of the mobility equipment you wish to purchase, would assist in making the right decision.  

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