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Guides and Tips

How to Choose a Power Wheelchair

A power or electric wheelchair is an excellent way to improve mobility and independence for people who use them. Power wheelchairs, also known as powerchairs, have a battery or electric motor and can be easily manoeuvred using the joystick. The padded seats and backrest offer good support, along with foot and armrests, so you can stay comfortable in the seat for longer.

There are several factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right power wheelchair, as it is not a case of one size fits all. Powered wheelchairs can be adapted and customised to fit your requirements, so it is important to think about what you need the wheelchair for, where it will be used, getting in and out and learning to use it before making a final decision. Continue reading

How to Maintain Your Mobility Scooter

Mobility scooters are a big investment, aimed to last for years to help people with mobility or balance issues improve their independence and quality of life. As such, it needs to be kept in good condition throughout its use. The design and technology of class 3 to foldable mobility scooters has improved in the last decade, but basic maintenance is still required to help them run for longer. Continue reading

Should I Buy a Mobility Scooter?

A mobility scooter provides independence for users, giving thousands of people who deal with mobility issues a way to get out and about with ease. However, mobility scooters are not suitable for everyone in the long term, so there are a few factors to consider before you buy one. You don’t want to invest in one then let it go to waste in the garage, come to use it again and find it is not road worthy.

If you are considering buying a mobility scooter, based on a GPs recommendation or ongoing walking and mobility issues, we have put together a guide on the things you should think about before investing. Continue reading

How to Garden with Mobility Problems

Gardening is one of the UK’s great hobbies. Millions of people from all over the country get great satisfaction from creating and maintaining their perfect garden, with this most therapeutic of pursuits providing even the most stressed-out individuals with the chance to spend a few hours relaxing outdoors and to enjoy seeing the fruits of their labour turn into something beautiful. Continue reading

3 of the Best Disability Panic Alarms

One of the most disconcerting things about getting older is the worry about what might happen in the event of having an accident when at home on our own. Whether you or the person you care for are starting to feel less steady on your feet or become confused more easily than you used to, it is distressing to think about what any trip, fall or other such mishaps could mean. Continue reading

A Guide to the Trident Mobility Scooter

The Monarch Mobility range of mobility scooters has products to suit everyone, from powerchairs designed to assist those with even the most limited movement abilities to vehicles that reach up to 8 MPH and can legally be driven on the road. When it comes to the latter category, there are few more popular – and more stylish – options than the Trident, a Class 3 scooter which both looks and rides great. Continue reading

6 Disability-friendly Products for Gamers

When most of us think of mobility aid users, we probably tend to picture older people who require the use of a wheelchair or 8mph mobility scooter because they are living with age-related conditions such as arthritis. However, anyone who was born with or developed mobility issues as a child will know there are many young adults who also depend on these products every day.

For years, playing video games has been one of the most popular pastimes in the UK, especially amongst teenagers and people in their 20s and 30s. Unfortunately, in the past, many with disabilities have found themselves unable to get involved in gaming because of the dexterity required to use most controllers and play certain games. Recently, however, efforts to improve this situation have gained momentum and there is now a wide range of specially-designed custom products available which make gaming easier and more fun for the disabled than ever before. Here, we look at six of the very best! Continue reading

A Guide to the Mantis Mobility Scooter

Here at Monarch Mobility, you are sure to find a mobility scooter for sale that will meet your every requirement. Whether you are looking for a road-legal vehicle or just one that you can pop down to the shops in, our extensive range really does have something for everyone. Continue reading

A Guide to the Smarti Mobility Scooter

If you’re currently browsing through our range of mobility scooters and are trying to find one which is lightweight, easy to transport and simple to use, look no further than the Smarti.

Here, we will introduce you to some of the main benefits you will enjoy after purchasing this popular and versatile scooter – there are many to discuss, so let’s get started! Continue reading

How to Avoid High-Pressure Sales Tactics

Here at Monarch Mobility, our customers know that they will never be pressured into buying any products that are not suitable for their needs, whether it’s a rise and recline chair or one of our new or mobility scooters. However, the sad truth is that there are still companies out there – many of them operating in industries which specialise in marketing items towards older people – that will not think twice about employing unfair, or even illegal, tactics in order to meet their sales targets.

Below, we will provide you with some tips on how to avoid the always unwelcome practice of salespeople applying excessive pressure, whether in person or over the phone. Continue reading

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