A mobility scooter can significantly impact a person’s ability to live independently, work in different jobs, and have fun with family and friends. Choosing the right mobility scooter can be a challenge since there are so many options and features for these valuable medical devices.
One of the biggest differences between mobility scooters is whether they are foldable, portable, or stationary. Learning about the pros and cons of each type, folding vs. non-folding scooters, can help you make the best decision for you or a loved one who needs a scooter. If you have questions about the features of each one All-Star Medical offers, our friendly customer care team is ready to help!
Benefits and Drawbacks to Consider of Foldable and Non-Foldable Scooters
We’re looking at several important considerations for purchasing a mobility scooter to help you decide which is right for your needs. Ultimately, mobility scooters are intended to increase your mobility and independence, and help frail seniors or people with disabilities or limited mobility have more opportunities to go places on their own. Both types of scooters, non-foldable and foldable, can vary in design and structure; some have more “extras” than others. This provides a much greater degree of individualized choice for the user.
Portability and Weight
A foldable mobility scooter is very portable. Folded scooters may be placed in the trunk or back of a vehicle, allowing someone to travel in a car and then get the scooter out when they arrive at their destination. If you wish to travel by air or train, your scooter can come along with you, so you don’t need to make arrangements for a rental scooter at your destination.