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The SCOOTER Store Scooters and Power Chairs Earn Senior Approved Certification

No Comments 23 September 2010

New Braunfels, TX (PRWEB) November 3, 2005

The SCOOTER Store, America’s leading supplier of scooters, power chairs and electric wheelchairs for people with limited mobility far surpassed the 90 percent senior satisfaction rating required by Senior Approved Services, an independent consumer-driven survey company. Senior Approved Services was founded as a method to actively advocate for the right of all seniors to receive excellent care and they only recommend services, products and resources meeting or exceeding this high standard.

Millions of seniors are in need of the kind of assistance offered by The SCOOTER Store. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) more than 1.8 million seniors age 65 and older were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. (CDC 2005). Of those who fall, 20 percent to 30 percent suffer moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures or head traumas that reduce mobility and independence. Federal health statistics show that about 34 percent of the U.S. population aged 70 or older reports difficulty walking a quarter of a mile. Many seniors need a power chair or scooter to help them get around.

The Senior Approved certification requires an independent confidential survey of senior clients (and family members) that asked how they felt about The SCOOTER Store’s service, personal in-home visits conducted by personal mobility consultants, response time, and how they felt about The SCOOTER Store’s fulfillment of promises made.

“Our goal is to help seniors connect with verifiable quality services,” says Barbara Mascio, founder of Senior Approved. ”Twenty percent of the companies who contract with us to do this survey don’t meet our requirements. Many of the seniors we contacted about The SCOOTER Store’s service were stressed and not feeling very well, so to get the exceptionally high marks they did was quite phenomenal.”

Many of the senior clients and their family members added unsolicited comments to the survey, which included statements such as:

“They hold true to everything they promise in their advertising. I put them to the test because I was skeptical – they are honest people, you can feel safe to call them.”

“My dad is working in the garage on his wood crafts again. You have added an extra 10 years to his life. Bless you!”

“The fact that these comments were added voluntarily really impressed us,” says Mascio.” We look for companies that treat seniors like gold and The SCOOTER Store definitely qualifies.”

Founded in 1991 The SCOOTER Store started as a dream to help people with limited mobility regain their freedom and independence with the use of scooters, power chairs and electric wheelchairs. Personal one-on-one service is the cornerstone of The SCOOTER Store and their service is based on a core ideology: “Always Do the Right Thing,” The SCOOTER Store has grown from a vision into a highly successful national enterprise with more than 1,000 employees.

For more information about mobility assistance, scooters and electric wheelchairs, call 1-866-703-0340 or visit us on the Web at http://www.thescooterstore.com/news.aspx

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The Difference Between Mobility Scooters And Electric Wheelchairs

No Comments 15 August 2010

The Difference Between Mobility Scooters And Electric Wheelchairs

Living in a complicated, modern, technologically advanced and digitally revolutionised era, we have seen the more complex devices produced to the simplest of equipments improve in quality and functionality. From IPods to Mobile phones, through to stair lifts and electric wheelchairs we have certainly made things much easier for ourselves in terms of communication, entertainment and mobility. It is no surprise that those less physical able to move around independently have seen vast improvements in mobility devices and aids.


One of the more common and still modern mobility equipments is the mobility scooter, wheel chairs and electric scooter, which is not only a device for easy manoeuvring but also a good device for playing sports. Of course, you cannot play basketball or tennis with large mobility scooters; however, you can take part in many major sporting activities using a manual wheelchair. Top Paralympics athletes have shown impressive techniques to using a wheelchair when playing things like basketball, tennis and racing.


Mobility scooters should not be mistaken with electric wheelchairs, as they are two of different equipments. The only similarity is their ability to aid in manoeuvrability, however one is used more for internal use and the other is best used outside and for long distance travelling. These are not suitable for major sports and are only used for the sole purpose of migrating from one area to another.


Mobility scooters, although used only for moving and travelling long distances, are much slower and are good for people with weak upper body strength and physical disabilities in the legs. It is useful for people to use these for low key sporting activities such as golf, that require very little in mobility strength and is a light form of exercise. High impact sports is unsuitable mobility scooter users.


Wheelchair sports has grown to a massive scale, holding Paralympics sporting competitions and seeing wheelchair basketball champions begin to steal the limelight of world sports. The first wheelchair basketball game was founded in the USA of 1944, which was taken part by World War II veterans. This then spread across the globe with thousands of people taking part and spotting. This was also very quickly incorporated with the Paralympics, which was established at the same time by Ludwig Guttmann in England.


Wheelchair tennis was a sport that developed also in the USA and was founded around the late 1970s. This was not an easy development and required much more experimenting with optimising the wheelchair with playing tennis. The founder of wheelchair tennis was a young man named Brad Parks, who upon making a warm up jump on acrobatic skiing, injured himself and was made paraplegic.


Being a wheelchair user he experimented with playing tennis from his wheelchair upon hearing that athlete Jeff Minnenbraker had been playing tennis from a wheelchair. This sparked a strong interest for Parks and on his next rehabilitation session coincidently his therapist was Minnenbraker. They discussed playing tennis and this ensued with Minnenbraker providing Parks with tennis lessons. It became quickly obvious to Parks that a lightweight wheelchair was needed to play tennis and so they began developing design ideas.


Though this was a process, which took time, it soon gained much popularity and attracted fellow wheelchair users to take part. Eventually this became a global activity with the National Foundation of Wheelchair Tennis being founded in 1980. Since then this has become a popular sporting event, with competitions held every year. The International Wheelchair Tennis Federation was founded in 1989 with Brad Parks as the President of the project.


Sporting events such as these have made it possible for people with physical disabilities to feel more in control and independent.

Anna Stenning is an expert on mobility scooters, having helped people buy the right scooter and helped out in wheelchair sporting events.

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What experience with powerchairs and scooters do you have?

1 Comment 09 August 2010

Question by ginger: What experience with powerchairs and scooters do you have?
I am having difficulty figuring out what is better in terms of a power chair and scooters and the people who make them.What have you learned about yours.I want to know the advantages and disadvantages.Please help me to decide?
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I would like also some information on ratings and any other information reguarding my question.Please include any websites that might help.

Best answer:

Answer by sandbarr
My elderly parents have both a power chair and a scooter.
A power chair is for in the house use. Basically an electric wheelchair.
A scooter is for more outside use, and can even be used on the sidewalk for short distances. It is not usually used in the house.
If you do a Google search, you can look up scooters and power chairs and learn more.

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