Scooter vs Power Chair: Which one is right for me?
What’s the difference between a mobility scooter and a power chair (power wheelchair)? Which one is right for me?
There are many factors to consider when deciding which one is right for you. For instance, where will it be used (indoors or outdoors)? How long will you use it each day? Will it be covered by insurance?
Mobility Scooters are primarily used outside and require a lot of room for movement. The scooters are also best for utilizing during short durations such as getting through the grocery store. Scooters are also not covered by insurance.
Power Wheelchairs are a better choice for people who need full-time mobility assistance. They can be used both indoors and outdoors and are steered with a joystick. Power chairs are also very maneuverable to use in your home and don’t require a lot of space for turning around. They may also be covered by your insurance as long as it is deemed medically necessary by your doctor.
If you are interested in a mobility device, contact Miller Mobility today!