History is not what it once was. There are many seniors who are finding ways to get out and about as much as they can. But apart from the mobility scooters and the power chairs, mobility companies are making many other products as well. These can range from mobility accessories like a cup holder to an automated lift, which elevates a scooter or wheelchair into a vehicle.
Most power scooters for mobility can come either as a three-wheeled type or the one with four wheels. The main advantage of the three-wheeled type scores over the four-wheeled variant is maneuverability which allows for better control especially when negotiating sharp turns. Pride Mobility, for example, has emerged to become the market leader in the mobile scooter manufacturing industry over the years and sells to large retailers such as the Scooter Store. Both the Pride power chair and the Pride mobility scooters for seniors are extremely popular among customers and thousands see them as the ultimate in quality. Pride enjoys an edge in the market simply because no company can match their smooth and seamless turn made possible by their innovative mid-wheel drive design. This design is patented making the technology quite unique to the company.
Another organization getting involved in senior mobility is AAA. The automotive organization has launched a new senior safety and mobility Web site last June. It includes content and resources based on extensive research, provides families of older drivers with valuable information related to senior mobility challenges and tools to help extend safe driving. The site is called www.AAASeniors.com. There are also areas to assist in handling the difficult discussions about transitioning from driver to passenger.
The site also provides advice about how aging affects one’s ability to drive safely. Visitors to the site will find a step-by-step guide on how to begin a conversation with an older driver about working together to develop a plan for the transition from driver to passenger.
Drivers with peripheral vision loss have trouble seeing traffic signs or cars and pedestrians approaching from the side. Loss of any area of vision affects seeing any object or person and traffic lanes ahead of the driver. Other sites help to get the conversation about senior mobility going between adults and their parents too, and a quick search will yield such locations. A recent survey said 75 percent of adult children hadn’t spoken to their senior parents about driving safety issues.