Mobility Scooters Wollongong
Mobility scooters in Wollongong are available to access at the simple click of a button at our store. If you or somebody close to you requires a scooter to help make everyday life easier, our expert team here at Mobility Caring have a wide range of products and high-quality mobility equipment specifically designed to help you, all available in the Wollongong area.
Mobility scooters are particularly helpful for those in their senior years, or for people with mobility issues finding it difficult to move around.
So if you find yourself in one of these situations, the correct assistance is essential to restoring a degree of liberty and normalcy in your life.
Mobility solutions available close to Wollongong
If you're based in Wollongong, then look no further than this website for the ideal motorised mobility devices available in your local area.
Limited mobility can be stressful and frustrating, and you may start to wonder if you're creating unwanted challenges for people around you (including the ones you're closest to).
You may feel like there's nothing you can do to ease this burden, emphasising why access the right mobility aids & accessories is absolutely critical to make your life and the lives around you easier.
We always need some help along the way. To truly unlock the mobility scooter freedoms you're searching for in Wollongong, give our equipment a try.
Should I buy a mobility scooter?
If you or a loved one are experiencing a condition making it difficult to move around and perform basic daily activities, perhaps you should consider purchasing a mobility scooter.
They truly are a unique transport alternative and a piece of technology that has revolutionalised the way people live. According to a report in 2012, 13 in 1,000 Australian adults use these scooters. In fact, the University of Wollongong called it the 'future of transport'.
While you'll spend long periods of time sitting down, the experience of mobility scooters can really enhance a person's quality of life in a way they would never have imagined. They can:
- Assist you travel from one place to another very easily, and perform necessary routine jobs everyday
- Expand the types of activities you can do – going to visit family and friends, going to the supermarket, the cinema, the beach or the park, or going out for breakfast.
- Help you go to medical appointments you need to attend without major fuss
- Provide you with a sense of individual freedom (the key factor to getting your life back on track).
Yes, it does mean the places you travel to should be wheelchair accessible and feature ramp access, but that isn't going to be that much of a major problem in this day and age.
Many experiences of mobility scooter users have been very positive. One reported that these incredible electric vehicles gave them their whole life back again.
Do I need a licence to drive a mobility scooter?
No, you don't need a licence to drive one.
However, there are restrictions in place that you should be aware of. In New South Wales, there are applicable speed limits of 10km/h. The scooter itself must not also not weigh more than 110kg unladen.
Always keep pedestrians and cars in mind when travelling on your scooter. Wollongong is a smart city, but you should still always keep your wits about you. You never know when you'll come across treacherous terrain, rough nature strips or dangerous driveways.
It goes without saying that you should never engage in unsafe practices when riding your scooter around the city (such as having alcohol and drugs in your system).
These rules are in place because some of the dangers posed by these scooters. In 2017, a senator's wife was struck by a scooter on a country footpath and required a hip replacement.
How fast can mobility scooters go?
The maximum speed of mobility scooters at ground level is around 10 kilometres per hour. It's about double the speed of your average walking pace. They have been designed this way most likely to comply with legal requirements applicable in NSW.
Is there an alternative to mobility scooters?
Yes. If you don't feel a mobility scooter is right for you, there is an extensive range of alternatives you may like to consider (and if you're doctor feels that they are right for you).
Other manual and motorised mobility devices you may like to purchase include:
- Manual wheelchairs
- Power chairs
- Walking frames
- Seat waters
- Shower chair and stool
The Mobility Caring store is an excellent source to locate mobility scooters in Wollongong and nearby suburbs. But we also sell a range of other mobility products, including the ones mentioned above.
No matter which part of the Gong area you're in, our team provide a caring environment and can help you locate the right mobility equipment for you, whether it's electric wheelchairs, bathroom chairs or other care solutions you require.