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Folding Mobility Scooter / Foldable Electric Scooter for Elderly Users

Folding electric scooters aren’t just for the handicapped; elderly individuals find that they too can use these devices to maintain their active lifestyle. Older people need not worry about their mobility problems interrupting their ability to travel, because AvaCare Medical carries a wide selection of scooters that fold for easy storage in a car, plane, or any other form of travel. Read more...

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To better understand which foldable electric scooters are available, continue reading to see exactly what AvaCare Medical has to offer.

Foldable Electric Scooters

Foldable electric scooters offer senior citizens a modern alternative to a power wheelchair at a much lower price. These devices navigate by using a mechanical tiller system that features direction and speed controls.

Foldable electric scooters sport swiveling seats to make it easier to exit the machine. They also have a long-distance capacity battery capable of distances that range from 15-25 miles per charge, depending on the model.

Foldable scooters are recommended for people who cannot walk long distances safely but who are able to sit and stand independently. Further, these scooters are engineered for those who have good sitting balance and have enough hand and finger coordination to operate the tiller.

The Benefits of a Folding Electric Scooter for the Elderly

A foldable electric scooter offers many benefits to the elderly that no other device can. While no mobility solution can quite rival the ability to walk confidently, the benefits of using an electric scooter far outweigh the liabilities.

One of the advantages is the freedom to go from point A to point B in a fast yet safe manner, while maintaining the option to fold or fold the scooter when needed. 

Another advantage to having a foldable electric scooter is the ease of storage of the device. Some electric scooters will fold down to fit into many tight spaces; a function one cannot get from an electric wheelchair. Many electric scooters also offer an area under the seat or a basket out front where one can easily store and carry bags and packages with comfort. With these models, the slim folded profile and the convenient amenities combine to create an exceptional mobility option.

The Types of Foldable Electric Scooters

Foldable electric scooters are revolutionary for those who wish to travel long distances but do not want the expense of a traditional electric wheelchair. There are a wide range of electric scooter styles to choose from. When making the decision, you’ll want to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does the scooter need assembly and disassembly?
  • Does the electric scooter fold down?
  • What is the range of the battery?
  • How fast can the electric scooter go?
  • Is there a scooter for larger seniors?

These questions are vital for one to figure out which features are most essential for their foldable electric scooter to have. Below are three foldable electric scooters offered at AvaCare Medical which will show the differences in the types available.

The ZooMe Flex Ultra Compact Folding Travel Scooter

One of the most highly sought electric scooters available from AvaCare is the ZooMe Flex Ultra Compact Folding Electric Scooter. This scooter features an ultra-light design that is perfect for on-the-go seniors. The “Flex” feature is the single-motion folding and unfolding action that can be performed without assembling or disassembling the chair. Simply fold the scooter up, and it is ready to be transported wherever the person wishes to go. 

The ZooMe Flex Ultra Compact Folding Electric Scooter is a 4-wheel scooter that offers optimal stability no matter the terrain. It also comes with an angle adjustable delta tiller that allows for positioning of the controls so that the driver can use the throttle controls with confidence and ease. This scooter has a range of 14 miles on a charge and a top speed of 15 miles per hour.

The ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter

The ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter boasts a lightweight design with a frame made from an aluminum alloy. This makes it ideal for someone with a busy lifestyle. A premium “Flex” feature involves single-motion folding and unfolding to take it anywhere. There is no assembly or disassembly required; simply fold the scooter down and place it in the trunk of a car. The four-wheel design makes certain the scooter is stable on all terrain types. 

The ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter includes an angle-adjustable delta tiller for efficient and comfortable driving that ensures easy throttle control for those with limited dexterity. It also sports a wireless key fob and an airline-safe lithium battery. This scooter weighs 60 pounds, has a range of 13 miles per charge, and can reach a top speed of 4 mph.

The eWheels EW-18

The eWheels EW-18 Wheel Stand and Ride Folding Mobility Scooter is a workhorse scooter offering a smooth ride. It is excellent for shopping or going any place seniors might want to go. This product has a removable seat that allows riders to sit or stand when using this versatile scooter. The scooter comes with an optional basket and can reach a top speed of 15 miles per hour, is able to travel up to 25 miles on a single charge, and can safely hold riders weighing up to 300 pounds. 

The AvaCare Medical Wheelchair Guide

Choosing the correct mobility device can be a daunting task, but AvaCare Medical offers a guide to help their customers understand what options are available so that they can make the right choice. In this guide is all the information needed to select the correct chair, scooter, or other mobility devices. 

Be sure to check out the full selection of electric foldable scooters that AvaCare Medical has to offer, and choose from their many options. AvaCare’s guide is always available free of charge. 

If you have any questions regarding which foldable electric scooter to choose, contact our customer service representatives who can assist you in choosing the best foldable electric scooter for you. Call 1.877.813.7799 now!