We may be stuck inside for the moment, but that’s no reason to not be prepared! Our team has rounded up some products that we recommend for when it’s time to get back outside. Our online store will remain open and we’re shipping products according to CDC guidelines for the safety of our customers and employees. Take some time to think about what equipment you need to maintain your mobility, or give us a call! Our product experts are always here to talk about your specific needs and are happy to offer you recommendations. We’ve highlighted some of our bestsellers and customer favorites below to help you stay independent and mobile!
Walkers are among the most affordable mobility aids and are used by many people as they age. We highly recommend using a walker if you struggle with balance and need extra stability while moving around. We offer a range of styles and sizes, including walkers with and without wheels. Wheeled walkers allow you to roll the walker in front of you, where as standard walkers with four legs require you to lift the walker with each step. Both styles are simple and easy to use, but keep in mind that a little more coordination is necessary when using a walker with wheels. All three of the following designs are foldable, making them easy to take with you when you’re on the go! Click here to see all of our walkers.
This easily adjustable walking aid from Drive Medical is a lightweight model with a built-in seat for when you need to take a break. The Universal Seat Height Aluminum Rollator features four castor wheels that provide you with a smooth journey and eliminate the need to raise a walker as you move forward. Height adjustable, contoured handles increase stability and provide you with custom comfort.
This foldable walker from Stander boasts an impressive 400 pound weight capacity and a total weight of just 8 pounds! The EZ Fold-N-Go is suitable for anyone between the heights of 4’10” to 6’8″ and comes in three stylish colors. 6″ locking swivel wheels allow you to easily maneuver around your home or over uneven surfaces without having to lift the walker.
A classic design made from durable aluminum makes the Deluxe Two Button Folding Walker a customer favorite. This lightweight walker features a U-shaped, cross frame construction for greater clearance and increased stability. You can easily use the unique push-button mechanism to fold up this walker for storage or transport.
Whether you’re out on a walk or waiting in line at the airport, transport chairs can provide you with comfort and stability. This type of chair is designed to be a lightweight and portable alternative to the traditional wheelchair. Several of our models even combine the function of a portable wheelchair with a rollator, granting you access to two mobility devices with the use of a single product. Most of the transport chairs we offer can fold up to be stored in tight spaces like the back seat of a vehicle, or even an overhead compartment. We recommend using a transport chair with the assistance of a caregiver, as all of our models require the chair to be propelled from behind. Explore our entire selection of transport chairs by clicking here.
This innovative design combines the functions of a rollator and a transport chair into a single, reliable mobility aid. The Nitro Duet transitions from a rollator to a transport chair in seconds. Simply flip up the armrests and footrest, secure them with the provided velcro straps, and reverse the backrest. This portable design will provide you with stability whenever (and however) you need it!
Karman’s Ergo Flight ultralight wheelchair is the perfect transport chair for travel or a day out on the town. The S-style ergonomic seat frame is designed to accommodate the natural curvature of your body, helping to relieve pressure and reduce your risk of developing pressure sores. At just 19.8 pounds, this transport chair is incredibly lightweight and can be easily folded for storage. Not only does this chair fold in half, but the backrest folds down as well to ensure it can be stored in the smallest of spaces. See more about this innovative transport chair in the video from Karman below:
Winner of the reddot design award, the Rollz Motion II is another innovative model that combines the functions of a rollator and a transport chair. Ergonomic handles are height-adjustable with the turn of a knob and feature drum brakes to keep you balanced while in motion. You can easily transition from wheelchair to rollator in seconds, as well as fold the entire unit in half with just the push of a lever.
Power scooters are a reliable way to maintain your independence indoors and out. If your mobility is limited because of fatigue, poor balance, weakness, or disability, a scooter may be your perfect solution. We offer portable scooters, full size scooters, and all terrain scooters to meet specific mobility needs. Portable scooters are lightweight and often fold or come apart into smaller pieces so the unit can be easily stored in the trunk of a vehicle. Full size scooters typically require a vehicle lift to be transported, but often provide you with a longer travel range per battery charge. All terrain scooters are the most durable of the models we carry and are built to provide you with a stable and comfortable ride over uneven outdoor terrain. Click here to take a look at our wide range of mobility scooters.
If you are looking for a versatile full size scooter to use both indoors and out, the Buzzaround Lite is a fantastic option. This practical design can be quickly taken apart into five easy-to-store pieces. When you’re ready to go, reassembly only takes a few seconds and you can be back on the road! The Buzzaround Lite travels at speeds of up to 4 miles per hour for 8 miles (10 miles with a battery upgrade) on a single charge. Additional features include a user-friendly display and a convenient storage basket for when you’re out running errands.
This portable scooter is incredibly easy to transport, thanks to its collapsable design and transport wheels. Once collapsed, the Go-Go Folding Scooter can be stored upright or on its side, and can easily fit into the trunk of a car. This scooter’s four wheel design will make you feel safe and secure, even when maneuvering around tight corners. Anti-tip wheels provide added stability and turn into transport wheels when you want to roll the folded Go-Go behind you like a suitcase! You can travel up to 9.3 miles on a single battery charge at speeds of up to 4 miles per hour. The tiller is adjustable so that you can feel comfortable and relaxed whenever you use the Go-Go. Watch the video below to see this innovative scooter in action:
Pride Mobility’s Wrangler All Terrain Scooter is a powerful, user-friendly scooter made to take you anywhere! Two 3-horsepower motors are powered by 75 amp batteries that will last for up to 18 miles on a single charge. The Wrangler’s state-of-the-art CTS suspension system allows you to drive over curbs and uneven terrain while enjoying a smooth ride from the adjustable captain’s seat. You can easily control your speed and LED lights from the tiller’s luxury display, which also features a temperature gauge, speedometer, and horn. The Wrangler is unlike any other scooter on the market, and allows you to travel with confidence over any terrain. See more details about the Wrangler in the video below:
If you want to improve your mobility and have difficulty self propelling a traditional wheelchair, a power wheelchair may be the perfect solution! These powerful and versatile mobility devices are controlled by a joystick that requires very little movement and run on battery power. Power wheelchairs are made for high frequency use and are designed for use indoors, outdoors, or both. Similar to mobility scooters, power wheelchairs come in a wide variety of sizes and speeds. Portable models help support an active lifestyle and frequent travel, while full size power wheelchairs come standard with features to ensure all-day comfort. See all of our power wheelchairs by clicking here.
A 15.5 mile travel range, adjustable seat, and portable design make the LiteRider Envy by Golden Technologies one of our best selling power wheelchairs. This model quickly disassembles into lightweight, compact pieces for easy storage and transport. The joystick can be positioned on either arm for custom comfort, and the storage basket under the seat makes for a convenient place to safely stow a bag or purse.
This unique power wheelchair by Pride Mobility features a durable design with a seat that can be quickly raised up to 12 inches. The Jazzy Air 2 elevates you to be face-to-face with your loved and improve your mobility. You can even raise the seat while in motion, thanks to the sturdy frame and anti-tip wheels. This power wheelchair was also designed to easily navigate tight corners, and can be used indoors or out. Watch the video below for more about this innovative design:
Pride Mobility’s Jazzy Passport is the ultimate travel power chair. This modern design easily folds into a compact package that can be stored, carried, or rolled behind you. The Jazzy Passport comes standard with a large foot platform and plenty of storage, including a cupholder, back seat pocket, and a mesh under-seat basket. This power wheelchair has a travel range of 10 miles and can drive up to speeds of 3.9 miles per hour.
Once you’ve found your perfect scooter or wheelchair, make sure you have a reliable way to take it with you on the go! If you have a portable model you most likely will not need a vehicle lift, but if you have a full size scooter or wheelchair these lifts can come in very handy. Most vehicle lifts are battery powered and operated by a switch either on the base of the lift or on a handheld remote. Make sure you know the weight of your mobility device (and feel free to ask us if you are unsure) before purchasing a vehicle lift. Different models have different weight capacities, so be sure to find a suitable lift to avoid any damage to your vehicle or your device. Click here to see all of our vehicle lifts.
A 350 pound weight capacity, automatic hold-down arm, and the ability to accommodate scooters with a wheelbase of up to 42” make the Universal Scooter Lift a practical option for transporting mobility scooters. You can raise and lower the lift once you’ve driven your mobility device onto the platform by using a simple toggle switch on the base of the lift. The platform will automatically fold up for convenient storage when the lift is not in use. This durable scooter lift from Harmar is one of our best sellers!
This universal vehicle lift is American-made and comes standard with many useful features. A self-leveling platform allows you to easily drive onto the lift, even if you’re on an uneven surface, and two professional grade cargo straps hold down your mobility device while you drive. The AutoFold Universal Carrier also features a resetting circuit breaker that will never blow or have to be replaced like a traditional fuse. This vehicle lift is an affordable and reliable option for transporting most mobility devices.
Car Transfer Lifts
When it’s time to hit the road, a car transfer lift can make your transition from a wheelchair into a vehicle much more comfortable and secure. These specialty patient lifts are made to be operated with a patient sling and the help of a caregiver. Vehicle lifts come in a variety of designs to meet specific patient needs. Many of our vehicle lifts require no modification to your vehicle and can also be used in the home as a Hoyer lift. Be sure to understand what type of lift and sling will work best for you or your loved one, and please ask our product experts if you need any clarification.
This battery operated patient lift provides a comfortable transition from a wheelchair to a bed, chair, or into a car. Its low 4.7″ base slides under most furniture and fits easily under a vehicle. The base can also be opened or closed with the use of a foot pedal to conveniently maneuver the lift. The BestLift Car Transfer Lift can quickly fold up to fit into the trunk of your vehicle for storage or transport. You can operate the lift with it’s easy-to-use hand control or by the controls found on the base of the lift. The BestLift’s rechargeable batteries provide you with about 40% more lifts per charge then competing brands and can support a weight of 350 pounds. See the BestLift in action in the video below:
Handicare’s Car Extractor vehicle lift boasts a 475-pound weight capacity and features 360 degree positioning for smooth and comfortable car transfers. The Car Extractor has a 30″ reach and a 40″ lifting range, which will reliably meet the needs of most patients. Designed to eliminate patient injuries when transitioning from a car to a stretcher or a wheelchair, this lift features a low, rolling base and a straight boom arm to easily access any vehicle. The Car Extractor can also be used in your home as a standard patient lift. This lift is easy to operate from its included hand control. See how simple it is to make a car-to-wheelchair transfer in the video below:
We hope this blog post has helped you on your search for the right tools to improve your mobility. If you have any questions or need advice on which equipment will work best for you, please give us a call at 1-888-260-4430.
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