By Chass Armstrong
When you need mobility assistance, you may be considering a power wheelchair or power scooter. Though your decision should really be based upon your individual needs, we feel as though power wheelchairs are the best all around option for everyday living.
Here are our reasons why getting a power wheelchair may be the best option for you.
Scope of use:
Power wheelchairs are designed primarily for indoor use and can be used outdoors as well. Scooters on the other hand, are designed for outdoor use almost exclusively. If you need a device for doing chores around the house such as cooking, cleaning, doing your laundry, getting your mail or taking a walk with your dog a power wheelchair is the best overall fit.
Power wheelchairs have a much smaller turning radius than power scooters. A power wheelchair can deftly maneuver around furniture, corners, small children and pets. Since scooters aren’t meant for indoors it would be nearly impossible to accomplish household tasks with one
Ease of Control:
Power wheelchairs are navigated by a joystick. This is much simpler because it is situated in the arm of a power wheelchair. If you have an injury, or cannot have full control or strength for a steering wheel like a power scooter, a power wheelchair once again has an advantage.
Adjustable seating based on medical conditions:
Depending on what you need a power wheelchair for, you can adjust the seat and seat position so that it can better accommodate your needs.
As you can see, there are many advantages of driving a power wheelchair vs a power scooter. If you or someone you know is in the market for a power wheelchair, please give Aeroflow Mobility a call! Our staff will help you find the perfect power wheelchair for you through your insurance and can help answer any questions that you may have. Don’t hesitate to call us at (888) 345-1780 or you can qualify for a power wheelchair on the web, here!