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Mobility Scooters

At Home Demonstration for Mobility Scooter


Electric Mobility Scooters -- Home Visit Demonstration

Home Visit Demonstration for Electric Mobility Scooter


Mobility scooters are vehicles that enable those who find it difficult to walk long distances to get around more easily.  They consist of a seat positioned over two rear wheels, a flat base area on which to rest the feet and a handlebar or tiller at the front in order to steer.  Scooters are electrically powered using either one or two rechargeable batteries.

Mobility scooters fall into one of two categories according to highway regulations – class 2 or class 3 vehicles.  Class 2 scooters can travel at up to 4mph and can only be used on pavements or to cross roads at pedestrian crossings.  Class 3 scooters are able to go at 8mph on roads (4mph on the pavement) so they must have indicators, front and rear lights, a horn and a rear-view mirror.  They are not permitted on motorways and on bus or cycle lanes.  As they are not classed as motor vehicles, it is not a legal requirement to have a driving licence, tax or insurance to operate them, although it is advisable to be insured, especially if you are taking a class 3 scooter on the roads.

There are various sizes of mobility scooter available.  The smallest, known as micro scooters, are small and compact with a limited range.  Most will fit in a car boot and they are principally for indoor use.  Larger scooters can be used outdoors as well as inside.  With either 3 or 4 wheels, they have some kerb-climbing ability and a longer range than the solely indoor variety.  They usually have elements that can be dismantled for ease of transport and storage.  Scooters designed principally for outdoor use will tend to have bigger wheels for improved kerb-climbing and to cope with uneven ground.  These scooters have of necessity more power and a longer range.

Class 3 mobility scooters can cover longer distances and are bigger than other scooters.  In addition to having lights, mirror and indicators, they sometimes incorporate a flashing beacon for use on the road and a speed selector that limits the speed if used on the pavement.

The scooters’ 12 volt batteries are typically recharged overnight using a special charger.  Sometimes the battery can be removed to be recharged; alternatively, it remains on the scooter as charging takes place.  Certain scooters have a battery level indicator to show when recharging is required.  It is worth noting that daily use of the scooter will prolong the battery’s lifespan.

Wheelchair Terminology

At Home Demonstration for Wheelchairs


Electric Powered Wheelchairs

(Commonly known as Powered Wheelchairs)

Powered Wheelchairs  -- Home Visit Demonstration

Home Visit Demonstration for Powered Wheelchair


A wide choice of powered wheelchairs to suit all budgets, open new horizons and give unprecedented levels of access and mobility. The range includes power wheelchairs for use both indoors and out, making them the ideal solution for users who find it difficult to move themselves manually yet want to remain independent. A choice of front, rear or mid wheel drives gives added flexibility. 

Manual Wheelchairs

Manual Wheelchairs  -- Home Visit Demonstration

Home Visit Demonstration for Manual Wheelchair


These wheelchairs require human assistance to propel them, rather than a battery, power pack or electronic control.  Most can be folded for ease of storage or transportation.  Manual chairs can be self-propelled, attendant-propelled or of a wheelbase type.

Self Propelled Wheelchairs


Self-Propelled Wheelchairs  -- Home Visit Demonstration

Home Visit Demonstration for Self Propelled Wheelchair


The wheelchair user propels this type of chair by rotating hand rims situated on the outer portion of the rear wheels.  The diameter of the wheels is typically from 20 to 27 inches.  Experienced users can tip their chair back in order to climb kerbs and other obstacles.

Self-propelled wheelchairs can be single arm driven.  In this case, both hand rims are situated on the same side.  They each have a different circumference and are linked to different wheels.  They can be rotated together to move the wheelchair forwards or backwards, or independently to move left or right.  These chairs are suitable for those whose disability means they only have the use of one arm or only have sufficient strength in one side.

Attendant-Propelled Wheelchairs  -- Home Visit Demonstration

These chairs do not have hand rims on the wheels because they are pushed by a helper.  Wheels are generally smaller than with the self-propelled chairs.  Attendant-propelled chairs are commonly used in hospitals and airports because they are the ideal solution for temporary transfers and occasional use.

Wheelbase Chairs  -- Home Visit Demonstration

Wheelbase chairs are commonly used by those who do not have a typical posture.  A seat is cast from memory foam or plastic mesh to suit the occupant; the seat, when coated and framed, is attached to a wheeled platform.  The chair is able to swivel, thus allowing the user to get in and out from any side.

Rigid Framed Wheelchairs  -- Home Visit Demonstration

Rigid framed chairs cannot be folded conventionally but tend to be more manoeuvrable and lighter than foldable models.  That said, the back wheels are often detachable and the backrest can be folded down on some models.

Lightweight Wheelchairs  -- Home Visit Demonstration

As the name suggests, these wheelchairs are lighter than the norm.  Often made from aluminium, they are easier to push and easier to transfer into a vehicle.  They are more expensive than regular chairs but the extra cost is usually worth it for anyone with a long term disability or impairment. 

Transit Wheelchairs  -- Home Visit Demonstration

This is a basic type of attendant-propelled chair, often kept as a standby for temporary use in airports, shopping centres and the like.  They usually have smaller rear wheels and are quite light and easy to store.  However, turning and climbing kerbs are not this wheelchair’s strengths.

Also:

HOME DEMONSTRATION FOR RISER RECLINER CHAIRS

AT HOME DEMONSTRATION FOR ELECTRIC BED

HOME DEMONSTRATION FOR BATHLIFTS


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MOTABILITY INFORMATION

All Motability dealers offer a free, no obligation assessment at your home and will bring some products for you to try. Each scooter and powered wheelchair differs depending on the number of wheels, its maximum speed, the maximum weight it can carry, the average distance it can travel on one battery charge and the actual weight of the product itself.
Before arranging a home assessment the dealer will talk through your needs and ask a few basic questions, such as:
  • Your height and weight
  • How far you travel on your scooter or powered wheelchair
  • If there are hills in your local area that you regularly travel up and down
  • If you will use the product around your home
  • If you are likely to carry much shopping on your scooter
  • If you want to transport the product in a car
  • How much space you have to store the product
Each of these factors will make a difference to which product is right for you. It’s worth talking to your dealer first, so that they bring the most appropriate scooters or powered wheelchairs to your home for you to test out during your demonstration.

Motability dealerships will often cover large areas of the country, so even if your nearest one is quite far away they can usually visit you. We also have some dealers who operate nationally regardless of where you live.

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WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VEHICLES


AT HOME DEMONSTRATION FOR WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VEHICLES

Accessible Vehicle Converters

There is now a large range of adaptations available to the disabled motorist, whether as driver or passenger, and an increasing number of companies nationwide who specialise in adapting, supplying or hiring out wheelchair accessible vehicles.



Stairlifts

Home Visiting Advice on Stairlifts

Stairlifts are useful devices for people who have difficulty climbing or descending stairs.  Most stairlift users still possess some walking capability over level ground, but the assistance provided by a stairlift will avoid the problem of being confined downstairs or even having to move house, making it a practical and economical solution.

A stairlift – sometimes also known as a chair lift or stair glider – is a powered lift comprising a seat, usually with armrests and footrest, that travels on aluminium or steel rails attached either to the stair treads or the walls.  Stairlifts for straight staircases are the most common, yet curved and spiral stairs can also have them installed.  However, since these need to be tailored to particular premises, they are more expensive than straight stairlifts.

Electrically powered cables, chains or rack and pinion systems pull the lift along the rails.  Installation of a stairlift can normally be achieved in a few hours, depending on the complexity, with no or minimal building alteration required.  Likewise, a stairlift that is no longer needed can be quickly removed with little trace.

The seat is controlled by a push button, joystick or toggle switch located on an armrest.  Some lifts have one or two remote controls that either the user or an assistant can operate; others have a wander lead allowing the occupant to control the chair from the most comfortable position.  The chair tends to start slowly and smoothly to prevent jolting, before speeding up to a rate of between 70 and 150cm per second.  Some models have an audible signal that lets the visually impaired know when the chair reaches the top or bottom of the stairs.  Many companies offer chairs in a choice of colours and décor to match existing furnishing.

Traditionally, straight stairlifts are powered from the mains but also have a battery back-up in the event of a power failure.  This prevents the user from becoming stranded half way up or down the stairs.  Additionally, most stairlifts incorporate some kind of emergency stop system, such as sensors that will stop the chair should it encounter an obstacle.  Most curved stairlifts employ rechargeable batteries that are continually topped up from charging points at the top and bottom of the chair’s journey.  This system is increasingly being used for all types of stairlift.

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