Individuals with disabilities, health conditions, or medical issues with trouble walking or getting around are candidates for scooter rentals and mobility solutions. Simple everyday routines can be difficult and exhausting, making leaving the home challenging. This is when wheelchairs, mobility scooters, power chairs, and electric convenience vehicles (ECV) become a valuable tool. Scooter rentals offer disabled and movement restricted individuals the ability to enjoy traveling and sightseeing. There are a variety of scooter rental options and wheelchairs that are designed to disassemble, making them easy to transport on airplanes, cruise ships, or wherever one's travels take them. Whatever your needs, choosing the right mobility aid can be made easy with the help of Rent It Today and our medical equipment rental partners.
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Mobility Scooter Rentals: Many people perfer a Mobility Scooter because it does not look like a wheelchair. A Mobility Scooter is equivalent to a wheelchair but configured more like a motorscooter. It is power-operated and electric. The Scooter has a seat which is postioned over 3, 4 or 5 wheels. It also has handlebars to turn the front wheels and, on most models, a seat that can swivel for easy access around the handlebars. There are two types of Mobility Scooters. One is a front-wheel drive scooter which is smaller and best used indoors with a rider weight capacity around 250 pounds.
There is also a rear-wheel drive one that can be used both indoors and outdoors with a weight capacity of 350 pounds. A heavy duty Bariatric Mobility Scooter can carry up to 500 pounds. These Mobility Scooters are very helpful for persons with systemic or whole-body disabling conditions such as coronary or lung problems, certain forms of arthritis, obestiy, and several other health conditions. Mobility Scooters are generally more affordable than powered wheelchairs.
Power Chair Rentals: Power Chairs, or electric wheelchairs, offer superior in-home maneuverability, fit almost anywhere and can turn on a dime. These chairs are primarily designed for people who need help getting around indoors. Power Chairs usually are constructed with a stable, 6 wheeled base. They steer by using a joystick and can easily navigate narrow hallways, thresholds, uneven surfaces, and tight spaces. These chairs are perfect for people who have limited upper body strength or who have impaired balance.
There are even bariatric or heavy duty power chairs made for higher weight capacities ranging from 300 lbs. to 650 lbs. These electric wheelchairs are also reasonably transportable. Some have zero degree turn radius and most are highly manueverable enabling them to work very well in small, crowded spaces such as apartments, homes, and stores.
Wheelchair Rentals: Often patients need to rent a wheelchair temporarily while healing from an injury or while travelling. There are several reasons why people choose a wheelchair over other options. Knowing the physical limitations of the individual using the wheelchair is very important. Some people may not be able to propel their own wheelchair or may need help moving it so they may prefer a motorized version. A basic wheelchair is often a practical choice for home use and use traversing shorter distances. They are also light weight, fold and travel easily compared to some of their electric versions and are cost significantly less. Bariatric wheelchair rentals are available for patients that require a heavy duty wheelchair.
Similar to manual wheelchairs are transport chairs or push chairs. These are even lighter and more compact than a standard wheelchair, however they do not offer the user the ability to propel him or herself. So one must be physically pushed around in a transport chair. Additionally some users find that as a result of being equiped with smaller wheels they are less manueverable over bumps or small steps.
Beach Wheelchair Rentals: Renting a Beach Wheelchair, or surf chair, gives users easier access, higher mobility, and greater freedom at the beach. Additionally, beach wheelchairs rugged design and large tires make them a great mobility solution for a variety of outdoor terrains like nature trails and snow paths. The user of the Beach Wheelchair can navigate their way through the sand on their own or can be accompanied by a third party using the push bar. The special wheels roll over sandy beaches and the user can even enter the water and swim or bathe on their own. The Beach Wheelchair can float while its user is enjoying the water. This wheelchair helps its users enjoy activities that they normally would be unable to experience.
The Portable Travel Scooter has the same features as a Mobility Scooter while being designed greater portability. It is easily disassembled and folded. It can be placed in almost the trunk of virtually any automobile or placed in a travel bag for trips on airplanes and cruise ships. It is airline approved. The portable travel scooter can also come with a basket and head and tail lights. It is lightweight and can be taken and used by a person who has walking difficulties but still is mobile and wants to get out and travel. Portable Scooters can help their users continue their enjoyment of vacations, festivals, and even conventions while also helping them maintain independence.