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Ask any senior, and they will tell you how distressing it can be to experience mobility loss with age. Not only that, but those who suffer from certain physical handicaps irrespective of their age, find it just as distressing.
If you’re finding it hard to move around inside your home without an extra pair of hands helping you, then an indoor power scooter is the ticket to regaining all your personal freedom.
In-home mobility scooters have been popular with seniors for many years now, thanks to their compact and agile design, stylish looks and easy-to-operate controls. They have helped many seniors win back their independence, helping them restore their confidence and self-esteem, while also dramatically improving their overall wellbeing and quality of life.
If you’re not familiar with the term indoor handicap scooter, then they can be seen as small and compact motorized vehicles, so to speak. They can either have different amounts of wheels, with power typically going to the rear set. Users sit comfortably on a seat with armrests, and use a tiller to steer the scooter – which is the handlebar equivalent of a bicycle or motorbike.
The best indoor electric scooters are fueled by integrated batteries, making them quiet and 100% environment friendly. Even though travel distances and speeds can vary between models, a peak traveling distance of up to 18 miles on a single battery charge is not unusual at all – with most models having an average top speed that ranges between 3.5 and 6 mph – which, we believe, would more than suffice for indoor use. After all, we don’t want people ducking for cover should you decide to conduct an ‘unsanctioned speed test’ down the hallway!
Power Scooters for Your Indoor Needs
If you’re on the lookout for models that have been specifically designed to restore your indoor freedom, we have an expansive range of perfect vehicles and designs for you to choose from at Scooters ’N Chairs.
Each model is outfitted with a comfortable seat which has armrests and provides adequate back support. Additionally, you’ll find that select models come with a luxurious ‘Captain’s chair’ style seating, allowing you to enjoy more seat depth and width. While some scooters will have more comfortable seats than others or, say, a higher travel distance and speed – we recommend that you look at all the pictures and detailed descriptions along with spec sheets to run some comparisons – before picking up your in-house disability scooter.
In any case, we’ll be discussing specific factors to look at further down the article, to help you choose a mobility scooter for indoors that ideally meets your needs.
Apart from comfortable seating, 3/4-wheel configurations to accommodate different-sized individuals, and unique handling characteristics – the indoor models we offer have also been specifically designed to help you navigate tight and narrow spaces indoors. That may range from narrow hallways and doorways to a cramped apartment or a living room that has thick carpeting. Whatever the case may be, our elderly scooters designed for indoor use boast superb maneuverability and agility.
In fact, if handling and maneuverability is a key concern, then we’d recommend going with a vehicle that offers the best turning radius – anywhere between 30” and 45”. Furthermore, we have indoor vehicles who’s configuration means that you can easily rest your legs on either side of the tiller if you happen to be a fairly tall individual.
On the other hand, considering this is a power scooter chiefly for indoor use, you might prefer a model that offers additional stability and helps you easily travel surfaces where there may be additional resistance – such as thick carpeting, tiled flooring with an abrasive finish, textured pavement, etc.
The majority of indoor scooters that we have on offer come with “scuff-free” tires which means that even if you must drive over laminated surfaces or those that have a shiny or glossy finish, you never have to worry about losing traction or control – or leaving big, unsightly tread marks, for that matter.
The reasonably large batteries ensure that you won’t have to charge your device for even several days at a stretch – on average, even small indoor senior scooters are capable of covering distances in excess of 10 miles on a single battery charge!
The Advantages of Senior Scooters for Indoors; What to Consider Before Purchasing
The most important thing to know when choosing a scooter to be used indoors is to be very clear about how you’re going to be using it. This will pretty much dictate the model that is appropriate for your specific needs.
With that said, it’s fair to say that all of our electric scooters suggested for usage indoors offer unique benefits for seniors and physically handicapped individuals – however, you never know if an additional feature might prove to be the “it” factor and take your experience to a whole new level.
Attributes like the weight of the scooter is an important one to consider. For instance, you may not want to invest in an in-house scooter that has a weight carrying capacity of over 350 lbs. and a top speed of 10 mph – while you may weigh only around 200 lbs. and typically do not require indoor travel speeds higher than 4 or 5 mph!
With so many mobility scooters geared for indoors on the market – our “mobility researchers” have gone to painstaking lengths to identify some of the best variants currently available for in-home use, based on customer reviews and opinions, as well as performance benchmarks of their own.
While taking the below factors into consideration, we would again strongly recommend that your compare specification sheets of the models you’re interested in, so that you can have a fairly good idea of what indoor-marketed disability scooter best fits your criteria.
Indoor Scooters & Turning Radius
Since we’re talking about in-home use, one of the first things that spring to mind is turning radius. Consider the width of hallways, doorways and corners in your home. Apartments and older homes are actually quite notorious for having tight corners and confined spaces, so you should get a scooter than all