5 Tips for Choosing Between a Power Chair and a Mobility Scooter

When you are evaluating your mobility options, you might feel conflicted when choosing between a mobility scooter and power chair. We know you have several questions about both products, and these are a few tips that should help you make the best decision for your lifestyle.

#1: Pricing

When you choose between a power chair and a mobility scooter, remember that scooters tend to be more affordable. A power chair may seem appealing, but they tend to be a bit more expensive. Speak with a member of our team at Freedom Mobility if you would like to see a comparison of scooter and power chair models.

#2: Freedom

At Freedom Mobility, we provide you with the freedom you need to see the world around you — even when you require a mobility device. Some customers, however, might feel restricted in a power chair. A mobility scooter provides you with greater range of movement. At the same time, a power chair may feel safer because you cannot fall out.

#3: Effort vs. Movement

When you purchase a power chair, it requires very little effort to manage. The joystick is often programmable, and the chair has four to six wheels for greater mobility. Think of a power chair as a personalized mobility option rather than a “heavy-duty” wheelchair.

#4:  Simplicity

A power chair may seem overly-complicated for some people while a mobility scooter is easier to understand and drive. You can review our power chair and scooter options at Freedom Mobility to determine which style works best for you. In short, if you feel confused, you won’t enjoy the device.

#5: Portability

An electric wheelchair is portable in that you can take it wherever you like, but it is not foldable and often does not fit on buses, trains, or in cars. A mobility scooter, however, can break down or fold so that it can fit in the trunk of your car.

Freedom Mobility Has a Solution

At Freedom Mobility, we have a personal mobility solution that works for everyone. We can help you choose between a power chair and mobility scooter, and you are welcome to visit our Hanover, MD showroom at any time to see each device for yourself. Call us at 443-251-3053 or contact us online for more information on mobility scooters and power chairs.​

Administrator December 7, 2023
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