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Published 11/30/2011

Mobility Scooters and Electric Wheel Chairs for Veterans

Electric Scooters and Wheel Chairs have become an excellent means of giving mobility to scores of people throughout the US. The freedom that comes with our mobility is something a lot of us take for granted. However, having the ability to move around effortlessly and free from pain is something that is not always available to American Veterans. We here at wish to recognize the service our Veterans have provided to our country by providing the information on how to get the best price on Electric Wheel Chairs and Power Scooters, and what resources are available for veterans who need assistance.

If you think you or a loved one would benefit from a Medical Scooter or Wheelchair, we recommend you visit our Marketplace, this is a comparison shopping search engine that lets you compare prices from a host of well-trusted manufacturers. This is a practical way for those with limited income to get the best price. Our Motorized Wheelchair or Scooter Marketplace offers comparison pricing on countless top brand-name chairs like Invacare, Pride, Jazzy, Activecare and many more...

Furthermore, you may be able to get assistance toward procuring a power scooter or wheelchair. If you or a loved one is a US Veteran and needs assistance getting around due to old injuries, aging, or any other reason, we encourage you to visit the website for The Department of Veterans Affairs where you can gather information on VA Programs, Veterans Benefits, and VA Facilities worldwide and more. Please contact your local VA Benefits Counselor to see what Veterans Benefits you are eligible for.

The two most popular options for Veterans are Mobility Scooters and Electric Wheel Chairs.

Mobility or Power Scooters are similar to Power Wheel Chairs, but they are configured like Motor Scooters. They are often called a power-operated vehicle/scooter or Electric Scooters. We realize that for many veterans, the idea of using a wheelchair can be less than ideal. The great thing about Mobility Scooters is that they don’t look like Wheel Chairs at all, and are perfect for those who wish to add some style with their mobility: these could not be farther from your grandmother’s wheelchair. The VA website states that “to use a scooter, the individual needs to have good trunk control, adequate upper body strength and dexterity to operate the controls, and be able to transfer to/from the scooter seat.” These are less useful then wheelchairs inside the home but are excellent for traveling outside.

Below are some examples of Electric Scooters we offer through our Marketplace.

1. X-Treme XB-420M Three Wheel Electric Scooter

The XB-420M is jam-packed with lots of standard features like; a reverse gear, arm rests, a utility cargo basket, rear view mirrors, lights and turn signals, under seat storage and more. Riders enjoy the stability of the 3-wheel design and max speed limiter for safe operation. With ever-rising gas prices, electric modes of transportation are becoming more common and electric scooters cost only pennies a day to charge. They’re an eco-friendly, noise-free, affordable and fun alternative to local travel by car

2. EV Rider Monarch Royale 3 Luxury

The Royale is a speedy community mobilizer with a modernistic aerodynamic design. It 's a luxurious four-wheeled big-sized scooter with - all-digital display panel, automatic speed reduction, and a fully independent front suspension system

3. EV Rider Sport Rider Scooter

Built partly from actual motorcycle parts, the Sports Rider is a sharp retro-designed, three-wheeled scooter that features full front and rear suspension and a conveniently tight turning radius.

4. EV Rider VITA Mobility Scooter

This advanced scooter boasts your choice of either a powerful 8mph motor or an upgraded 12.3mph high-speed system. The Vita scooter also has a fully independent suspension system for a smooth, silent ride every time.

Electric Wheel Chairs, or Power Wheel Chairs as they are often called, are typically a wheelchair that is moved by means of an electric motor and sometimes navigational controls, like a joystick. One thing that we wish for you to consider is that “most power wheelchairs require the user to have a van with a ramp or lift to transport the wheelchair.”

Below are some examples of Wheel Chairs we offer through our Marketplace.

1. ActiveCare Intrepid

Equipped with a sophisticated mid-wheel drive system that offers users a tight 18"turning radius, the Intrepid™ is perfect for the home, office or any other indoor location.

2. CTM Compact Mid-Wheel Drive

Compact Mid-Wheel Drive Power Chair from CTM is a luxury motorized wheelchair at a reasonable price. It features a 19" mid-back seat with adjustable headrest, armrests and safety belt.

3. Drive Sunfire Heavy Duty

With a reinforced drive-train, dual 450W motors and a lifetime warrantied frame, this power chair is the top of the line in bariatric mobility aids. Available in two models, one with a 45° infinite reclining seat with a deluxe no-gap headrest, another with an extra-wide 22" captain's chair with 90° swivel.

If you or your loved one is a veteran who is having trouble getting around because of a disability, pain or aging, we encourage you to use the information we have offered you to help get mobile again.

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