How to Check the Quality of Mobility Equipment

There are an overwhelming number of choices when it comes to buying mobility equipment. You have thousands of companies that provide an infinite number of devices and accessories.

How do you know which companies are good ones? If you don’t know the good ones from the bad ones, it can cost you lots of money. Here are a few things to be aware of when looking for mobility equipment.

How to Check the Quality of Mobility Equipment

Scooters

There are a number of telltale signs about the quality of a scooter. Good scooters have comfortable seats, great leg room, simple controls and have a smooth ride. They are available from reputable dealers and should come with a warranty. Don’t buy the scooter if it isn’t comfortable.

Walkers

Quality walkers are durable and lightweight. They should be easy to lift and shouldn’t fall apart if moved. Accessories can make traveling in your scooter more convenient with things like a basket for groceries and a seat in the middle that’s built in.

Chair Lifts

Chair lifts make a great and convenient addition to a home. If it is installed properly, there should be no damage to the house. An expert sales person should take time to point out the features. Once installed it should operate quietly.

Manual Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs that are of high quality should be equipped with strong brakes on the wheels. It should be easy to maneuver for the user and anyone who is pushing it. The wheelchair should be comfortable for the user and overall it should be quiet and move smoothly.

Electric Wheelchairs

These should come equipped with a joy stick or control panel that is easy to use. It shouldn’t have any jerky movements and should move in any direction evenly and smoothly. If the movements are bumpy or the turns are sharp, the electric wheelchair will not last very long. Always test drive the chair to make sure it runs smoothly and quietly and that all parts are in good working order.

When buying any kind of mobility equipment, be sure to perform quality checks. It might look great in the catalog, however in real life it might be subpar quality. Ensure that all parts are working properly and controls functioning as they should.

You should also take a close look at the material quality of the equipment. By being vigilant, you are guaranteed to get a great quality piece of equipment.

 

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