A broad range of motorized scooters help older adults get around more freely, both indoors and out.

Motorized three- and four-wheeled scooters enable many older adults to make short trips and run errands independently. Learn about different features, top speeds, carrying capacities, and terrain-handling abilities.

Key factors to consider when choosing a scooter include:

  • Safety features
  • Range and speed
  • Power source
  • Swivel-seat access
  • Turning radius
  • Body weight capacity
  • Carrying capacity


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If your loved one has a tough time reaching his or her feet in the shower, provide a long-handled sponge.