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  1. Hello Stephan,
    Enjoyed your article on the best Mobility Scooters 2018. I’ve begun to see more and more of these around the past few years. I had no idea there were so many of them but it makes sense once you think about it. What a great resource for someone who could use some assistance getting around.
    My wife’s mother was diagnosed with ALS about 6 months ago. It has progressed fairly quickly and she must now use an electric wheelchair to get around. I just emailed the link to your reviews to my father-in-law to take a look, I think this could be extremely beneficial to them.
    Thanks again!
    Mat A.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Mat!

  2. I did not know much about mobility scooters until I took the time to read your comprehensive review. This is so well written and presented I am thinking of several elderly people who would value this guide. Because it is so clear most questions can be easily answered.

    I work in a small restaurant and sometimes we have 2 or more wheelchairs…it can be tight for everyone. Are mobility scooters workable with tables so the person can remain on the scooter if they want? And I know about rough terrain as I bicycle …I can’t help wonder about curbs, flat tires and flipping over. It would be great if there was some kind of mobile life alert type thing. There probably is….Thanks for teaching me so much and good luck in your endeavors.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Nancy, mobility scooters are best to help you get from point A to B, not other activities. There are much too big and unwieldy to have in restaurants, etc. Hope that helps!

  3. What a thorough and informative guide on the best mobility scooters. I think you have covered all the points to take into the consideration to make a well-informed decision when buying a scooter. I like the categories you created for mobility scooters and the ‘best of’ lists for each category.

    I am looking for a mobility scooter for my granny — she lives in a rural area so I need scooter that could be used also on gravel roads as the entrance to her house is a gravel road. It is not a long distance though — about 300 meters. Which one would you suggest?

  4. My mother has had a severe stroke and cannot walk on here own. She can move around some but always must have someone holding on to her.

    My parents have been looking into mobility scooters and have been having a hard time deciding but I have a question I didn’t see addressed in your article.

    Will having a scooter cause you to lose strength when you are not working hard to get up and move around? I can see a need for a scooter at times but then I can also see a negative effect of relying on them too much.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Rick, it’s a bit of a trade-off really. As to the extent mobility scooters affect users’ muscle strength and long-term health in general, it’s still unclear as this study indicates.

  5. ValerieJoy says:

    Stephan, that is a great buying guide on mobility scooters. A mobility scooter is something most people don’t envisage having a need for in their lifetime. However, none of us know when an illness or an accident could be the cause of a need for using a mobility scooter.

    I would say with the wide range of mobility scooters available these days, there would be a particular type to suit the needs of anyone.

    However, I was impressed to read about Folding Mobility Scooters. Being able to take a family member or friend on a journey with their scooter on board too, would bring so much joy to the lives of many.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Valerie!

  6. Hey Stephan, I really enjoyed reading your review about the best mobility scooters. I was looking for a scooter for my grandpa since he’s really had problems walking for a while. I want to buy one where he’s still able to drive where ever he wants to go. We live in the countryside, so which one would you recommend for that?

  7. Hi Stephen, thank you so much for this great post. You have provided a lot of very good and precise information on mobility scooters.

    I have elderly in-laws who would both benefit from being able to use one of these scooters but at the same time I know if it were suggested to them, they would just turn up their noses and say they were too old.

    I would certainly send anyone I know who is looking at getting one of these scooters to your website to have a good read at all the valuable information you have listed here and if they come back saying that they couldn’t find one, I would be very much surprised.

    I love the look of some of them, they look really fancy but really comfortable at the same time. We have a lot of people who live beside us and you see them scooting past the house at what looks like a hundred mile an hour lol.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Cheryl, I’m glad you found value in it! 🙂

  8. john atsatt says:

    Hello,

    Thank you for this great information, I hope you may be able to help me in my search for a solution for my father who is turning 90 this week!

    He is in a full time catheter and has stopped using his legs. He no longer has the strength to walk even the smallest of distances. It’s very unfortunate and I have tried everything to help him not get to this point, but this is where we are. The assisted living facility has been placing him in his wheelchair instead of the recliner he normally sits in (for about 8 hrs a day).

    Do you have any suggestions of something that is mobile, and comfortable for him to sit in for that extended period of time and could be used to get him out of his apartment and to and from meals in the dining room?

    It doesn’t need to be motorized, in fact his dexterity may not be conducive for it,

    Any options that you can think would work for him and us would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You so much and best of luck to you and yours

    John

    1. Hi John, did you look at my article about wheelchairs? Based on what you described, your father may be better off using a powered or non-powered wheelchair instead. You could also look into mobile recliners, which combine the functionality of a regular recliner with the maneuverability of a wheelchair. Hope that helps!

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