The last year that my son was sick he started having trouble walking. Although we had a handicap parking license plate and could park near the entrance of most stores and malls, just walking through the entire grocery store became too much for him.
We considered getting a wheelchair for him, but his dad thought that getting a motorized scooter made more sense. A scooter gave him more of a sense of independence, and actually got less stares from other shoppers and people passing by than a wheelchair did.
We checked into the cost of both options and found that scooters from Medicare were a better investment. He was able to use his scooter for several months and we certainly got our money’s worth from it.