Scooter carriers allow your elderly loved one to take her scooter everywhere that it needs to go in order to ensure that she can still be mobile. Finding the right one can take a little bit of time so you can make sure that you have exactly the features your loved one needs.
A Ramp that Folds Down
When you find a scooter carrier that has a ramp that folds down, you can use the scooter itself to easily maneuver it onto the carrier. Some carriers even have a motorized ramp that removes even more of the effort from getting the scooter onto the carrier.
A Large Platform
You’ll need a carrier which has a large enough platform for the scooter itself and anything else that your loved one might need to secure with it. To find the right size, make sure that you measure the scooter at its widest and longest points and then add a few inches, just in case. That way you’ll be assured that your loved one’s scooter will definitely fit on the platform.
Reflective Paint, Tape, or Lights
It’s important for the carrier to be as visible as possible to other drivers and people as they approach the carrier. Some of the more permanent scooter carriers can tie into your vehicles lighting system, which makes the carrier extremely visible. Others might use reflective paint or tape in order to make the carrier as visible as possible.
Brackets to Tie Down the Scooter
Most scooter carriers have a lip around the edge of the platform to help secure the scooter in place, but that really isn’t enough on its own. You’ll also need to be able to tie down the scooter, so brackets make that job much easier. Make sure that there is at least one bracket at each corner of the platform for tying the scooter down.
Protection from the Elements
Another important feature is to make sure that the carrier that you choose is protected as much as possible from the elements. Paint or some other type of rust protection is essential to make sure that the carrier lasts a long time for your elderly loved one.
If you can find one that is easy to attach and remove, your loved one’s elderly care providers can use it as well to transport your loved one and her scooter.
If you or someone you know needs elderly care in Marshall, MN, contact Prairie River Home Care. We provide quality and affordable home care services for many fragile or senior members in the communities we serve. Call us at (888) 660-5772 for more information.
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