Top 5 Benefits of Owning a Mobility Scooter
09 Jul 2019
Some people may shy away at the idea of having a mobility scooter. To some, it may mean a loss of independence and therefore seems like a step in the wrong direction. However, at Blue Badge we strongly believe that a mobility scooter can dramatically improve your life if you struggle with independent movement. There are many benefits to owning one, so here are our top 5.
Get around easily
The first, and perhaps the most obvious one is that it will be far easier for you to get around. The majority of vicinities have access ramps so its quick and easy to pop in and out. You can also take your scooter onto most forms of public transport if you fancy going somewhere further afield. A mobility scooter also has places to store bags so if you need particular medication or your walking stick, these can be packed easily. Once in the shops, you can hang your shopping onto your scooter and carry it easily home.
Because it’s so easy to get around on a scooter, it means you can regain your independence. Even if you would like someone to assist you with getting in and out of the scooter, once in you can travel quickly and easily to your destination. A mobility scooter gives you the option to get out and about. Something that some individuals lose the confidence to do on their own. Even simple things like travelling to the local shop or park can make a huge difference in your life and wellbeing.
Mobility scooters are very simple and easy to use. Once sat down, you can relax and head to your destination. This reduces the risk of injury from over excursion, and the general bustle of life. Some people who aren’t steady on their feet may end up losing their footing in a crowd situation. However, in a scooter, you know you are comfortable and safe in any situation. Because they are so easy to use, it allows you to save your energy for your time out.
Another obvious one, a mobility scooter will be much more comfortable for you. Standing around in queues and crowds can be tiring and end up leaving those with less movement in pain. With a scooter you know you always have a place to be comfortable. An additional benefit is that at any show, you know you always have a place to sit and relax!
Improve your social life
It’s no secret that having an active social life can improve mental health and wellbeing. A big part of socialising is the ability to get out of the house. Having the option to get out and meet in coffee shops and restaurants is a big step in independence. You no longer feel like you have to turn down plans as you have easy access to the majority of places. A mobility scooter is the key to true independence and can give you your life back.