Powerchair and Mobility Scooter Assessments

Mon Feb 28 2022

At Wheelfreedom, we pride ourselves on being trusted, knowledgeable, impartial, dependable, and progressive. The safety and comfort of our customers is at the forefront of what we do, which is why we are pleased to offer assessments on all our powerchairs, mobility scooters and prescriptive products.

Part of the assessment service we offer allows you to familiarise yourself with a broad range of mobility aids to see which one works best. During the assessment, you can receive expert advice to help you make an informed choice.

Whilst it is not a legal requirement to have an assessment with powered mobility aids such as powerchairs and mobility scooters, we consider it good practice and offer it to all our customers who are considering purchasing a product through ourselves. The service we provide is what sets us apart from other mobility retailers as we go the extra mile to ensure you are completely satisfied.

What does a Powerchair, and Mobility Scooter Assessment include?

Each assessment we carry out will be uniquely tailored to your individual needs. Generally speaking, an assessment will give you an overview of how to use our mobility products, whilst assessing your capability to operate them in a safe way.

At Wheelfreedom, we will assess the following:

  • Physical ability

  • Cognitive ability and judgement

  • Safety awareness

  • Vision (testing your ability to read a numberplate at 12.3 metres)

  • Overview of the highway code for scooter and powerchair users

  • Ability to operate steering, throttle, and brake

  • Ability to adjust and use mirrors (if applicable)

  • Health conditions

  • Lifestyle adaptations and home living

  • Posture

A demonstration of a variety of products will also be included to help you make a comparison whilst learning about the different configurations and functionality.

Aftercare and instructions to maintain your mobility scooter or powerchair

After your assessment, we will also provide instructions as to how you can maintain, charge, and store your scooter or powerchair. If needed, we can also demonstrate how you can load your equipment into a vehicle for travel.

We advise our customers to take out insurance on their products and we also offer in-house servicing packages to give you peace of mind.

The benefits of Wheelfreedom’s Mobility Scooter and Powerchair assessments

Purchasing a new mobility aid can be a little daunting at first, especially if it is your first time. We realise that mobility aids such as mobility scooters, powerchairs and other prescriptive products can be costly, so your satisfaction is highly important to us.

Having an assessment is extremely valuable, particularly for those who may be using a mobility aid for the first time or for those with complex health conditions. Our assessments will help you decide what product suits you best, whilst giving you the confidence you need to get out and about.

Our friendly team of product specialists will offer guidance and support to ensure you and your loved ones have total peace of mind.

Book your Assessment today at our Chessington Mobility Showroom

Have you recently been considering purchasing a mobility scooter, powerchair or other mobility product? Get in touch with our dedicated team at our Chessington Mobility Showroom to book your visit today. Try out new products whilst receiving expert advice, tailored to your individual needs.