If your mobility has become limited so that you will need some help motoring around, a portable mobility motorbike may just be the ticket. Not an electric wheelchair, a mobility motorbike is a comfortable chair with arms that sits on livewell jaunt mobility scooter a platform, and underneath the platform are four small wheels with a very refined turning radius so that it’s very easy to bypass in small places and turns that are tight.
You navigate the motorbike, usually, by turning it on with a key; two handlebars are in front, similar to bike handlebars, and you simply turn the motorbike left or right or go straight ahead to manage your direction. The motorbike is usually powered by pressing handlebar “throttles” constructed into the handlebars in the front; you can stop or brake in this way as well. The motorbike itself runs on batteries that are energized often; usually, these batteries have a distance life of several miles before they need re charging.
Who are portable mobility scooters NOT suited for?
However, portable mobility scooters may not be for everyone. If you have trouble sitting up and don’t have a lot of upper body mobility, an electric wheelchair may be a better option. That’s because portable mobility scooters assume that you do have some upper body strength and can hold yourself upright quite easily. In addition, you will need some dexterity and some arm strength in order to manage operating the motorbike.
When should you look at a portable mobility motorbike?
If your mobility is still quite fine but you tire easily when you try to walk for long ranges outside, this type of motorbike is the perfect solution for those long trips outside when you want to take the grandkids to the zoo or something similar. In addition, if you don’t have a lot of walking ability but you simply need a little bit of extra “motorized help” to do the things you need to, this type of motorbike may also work efficiently.
How the power-driven scooters work
In general, the company you choose the power-driven motorbike from will schedule an appointment to come out and see you so that you can be fit with the proper size. The technician who comes out to fit you will also coach you on how to operate the motorbike as part of the process.
Scooters come in many different weights, but in general, the most heavy-duty ones come apart in several pieces with the smallest piece weighing a good 40 to 50 pounds. Therefore, should you not have very good standing ability and significant upper body strength, you might desire a motorbike lift to be able to get the motorbike in and from the car trunk. Alternatively, you can also have a motorbike lift fitted onto a suv so that the motorbike itself doesn’t have to be taken apart and can go in the suv complete.
How are portable mobility scooters paid for?
In most cases, if your healthiness warrants it, your insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and/or a combination of these should cover the cost of portable mobility scooters and motorbike lifting, with perhaps a small co-pay or something similar.
If you do not have insurance or another of these programs, such as Medicaid or Medicare, some charitable organizations may be able to help you afford a portable mobility motorbike and lift if you need them.