When am I ready for a mobility scooter?

18 November 2022 by
When walking becomes a challenge, mobility scooters and power wheelchairs make everyday life easier. They are used by different people at different stages of their mobility journey. Some just need a little extra support to get around, while others look for more. But when is the right time to buy a mobility scooter?

When do you need a mobility scooter?

It's perfectly normal to feel like you're not sure where to start or what questions to ask when thinking about buying a mobility scooter. You may feel insecure about what is involved in orientation and whether it is really the right time. And that's okay. There is no such thing as a 'right time'. If you're having trouble deciding, ask yourself (or a loved one) some simple questions:

  • Are there things you would like to do right now in which you feel limited by your body?​
  • Are you achieving everything you want? 
  • Are you going out with your family? 
  • Can you do your own shopping?
If the thing holding you back is that you can't walk far or stand for long, then it's time to consider your options.

The main thing is that you do not rush into anything. It's normal to be a little wary at first, so take your time and think about how your life would change with a scooter.

Mobility scooter purchase assistance

Talking to friends and family is a great way to explore your mobility and find support in the process. If you are not sure whether you need a mobility aid or which type of scooter is best for your situation, Scoozy has some handy blogs online that could help you in the decision making process.

Being part of a community, online or offline, can help no matter what stage of the journey you are at. If you're looking for more general advice on choosing the right model for your needs and lifestyle, there are plenty of forums where people share their experiences. Why not reach out and see if you can find other users who might share their tips for staying mobile?

Organizations such as Spierziekten Nederland, Dwarslaesie Organisatie Nederland, Stichting ALS op de weg and MS Vereniging Nederland provide valuable support to people with disabilities and can help with everything from funding to finding people who are on the same mobility journey as you.

Why a mobility scooter

There are many reasons why people may feel they are not ready for a mobility scooter. Maybe it feels too fast. Some people report a feeling of "admitting defeat". Others may come to terms with their limited mobility and the research process may feel overwhelming. These are all perfectly valid feelings, so don't worry if that's where you are right now. 

Experiences of mobility scooter users

If you are considering purchasing a mobility scooter, it can be helpful to explore how it has improved other people's lives. A mobility scooter can open up a whole world of possibilities. And don't just take our word for it. Check out our​ customer stories to get an idea of the different lifestyles and aspirations that are possible. Read the captivating customer story from Matthee in which he tells how Scoozy helped him to continue to enjoy himself, despite a dramatic turning point in his life.

"Scoozy is now my racing bike" - Matthee

Experience Scoozy for yourself!

Do you want to try all the features of Scoozy yourself? Then schedule your test drive now! This can be done at your home, at a dealer, in the Scoozy Factory or in nature.

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18 November 2022
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