Mobility Scooters Ballina
If you want to be able to enjoy all that beautiful Ballina has to offer, why not buy a mobility scooter to help get you around? It can give you a renewed sense of freedom and create the opportunity for you to safely and comfortably get yourself from A to B.
Our manufactures have a robust understanding about the needs and requirements of scooter users, and have gone at lengths to focus on comfort when making them.
With its comfortable seat, solid wheels and high-quality equipment, each scooter also comes with an instruction manual which will be all you need to get out and about safely.
This new assistive technology can handle all sorts of conditions, and can give you the chance to get out and do the errands, activities and hobbies you want to.
Why purchase a mobility scooter?
A mobility scooter can help you find a degree of independence that you may have thought was lost.
If you have been feeling less confident to go out and about because of risk of trips or falls, or because you find you can’t walk the distances that you used to, a scooter can make a big difference. They're also a useful alternative if you don't find that a manual wheelchair or electric wheelchair does the trick.
When you get a scooter, you don’t have to use it every single day. After all, there will be long periods of time sitting. You can take each day as it comes and know that if you do need a bit of extra support, that your personalised mobility equipment is there waiting for you.
Indeed, our aged care equipment does much more than your average wheelchair.
What are the differences between mobility scooter models?
Different models deal with different terrains, have different charging times and weigh different amounts.
A motorised scooter can be very lightweight and can be popped into the car quickly and easily. But other models are heavier but have reinforced cushioning, a wider seat and more leg room. Most scooters have a swiveling seat which makes it easy for you to get on and off of your scooter.
There are a wide variety to choose from, and it's important to pick carefully.
How easy are they to use?
Mobility scooters are generally light and easy to use. They are easy to maneuver and most people find they feel very confident using one after only a short time. If you’re feeling nervous or apprehensive to try out a mobility scooter, there is no need to worry.
They are quite intuitive to use and have been designed with the everyday user in mind, you don’t have to be a rally car driver or have ridden motorbikes all your life to feel comfortable and confident on a scooter.
Whether you're heading to the local hospital, the park, having an outing at Ballina Centre Shopping Centre or just travelling on Bangalow Road, some experienced users say it's made their lives a lot easier.
The friendly team at Ballina Shire Council has published a helpful guide on scooter safety
How much do they cost?
Prices of mobility scooters start as low as $1469.99 for the Invacare Colibri, a model which has previously won awards for its high design quality.
Prices will vary depending on the type of wheelchair, how the scooter will be used, who it is to be used by, whether you purchase a basic model, or a more higher end model. You may also seek to purchase extra accessories, such as the lithium battery option.
Our team of professionals stock mobility scooters produced by several different makers. Across the wide range of makes and models to choose from, there are differences in:
- Weight the scooter can carry
- How easily it can be put away
- Battery life
- Types of terrain the scooter can be used on
- Number of wheels (either three or four)
Prices will differ considerably to the cost of wheelchairs.
How fast can they travel?
Most mobility scooters can travel at the pace of a decent paced walk, between 6-8km per hour, and they must not exceed 10km per hour.
Scooters can boast powerful performance, but will have speed controls that you can easily manage, so you can whizz along or go at a much slower pace and enjoy the scenery as you go.
If your pace has been slowing, if you have been using a walker, walking stick or wheelchair, you will likely be impressed with the speed you can get to on your new motorised scooter.
Can I take my mobility scooter on holiday?
Yes, you can take most on your holiday. Most are suitable for use on public transport, and can also be taken on airplanes for travel to see family and friends. Some are also great if you're travelling on uneven surfaces or in challenging conditions. The i Living V8 Portable Foldable Mobility Scooter can be taken through the airport like rolling luggage.
Imagine how it would feel to be able to go on a holiday to catch up with loved ones and be able to join in on special events, go out for evening walks on the beach without help, maximising the convenience for people around you.
With your own scooter, you won’t miss out on those special family moments. Of course, you will need to make sure the places you visit are wheelchair accessible.
Are there alternatives?
Yes, there is a range of additional products and mobility aids to choose from if you aren't ready for a disability scooter. These may include:
- Power chairs (such as the Quickie Q100)
- A manual wheelchair or electric wheelchair
- Walking frames
- Shower stools & shower chairs
- Seat walkers
- Walking sticks or crutches
Ballina Mobility Scooters are here for you
So don’t delay! If you're looking for Ballina scooters with powerful performance, absolute comfort, and care solutions that make a difference to your life, make sure you browse Mobility Caring's expansive selection. We're committed to delivering our clients with quality products every single day.
We are NDIS and My Aged Care approved, and our dedicated team of professionals are here to help you to be able to enjoy life with the comfortable solution you deserve with products boasting performance and reliability second-to-none.
For exceptional customer service, affordable options and high-quality customer care, don't hesitate to reach out to us.