This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
There are many persons who suffer from various forms of disabilities. To say the least, their disabilities make life harder for them and restrict their abilities to find employment, move from one place to another, and basically makes them feel dejected and depressed at times. Despite all these negatives, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel for such persons. Life can become easier for them, allowing them to go about their daily lives without having to totally depend on caregivers. There are various mobility devices that persons who suffer from disabilities can use to get round and about without any hassle. Some of these devices include mobility vans (wheelchair vans) and access mobility equipment that assist disabled persons in accessing their vehicles. There are a number of companies that provide such devices and services, but it is best to purchase mobility products from NMEDA qualified dealers.
For those consumers who are unaware of who NMEDA is, it is the acronym for the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association which is a non-profit trade association that requires its members to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NMEDA does not sell anything but their mission is to educate consumers on buying products from NMEDA qualified dealers. They are the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people. Their dealers, who are in fact their members, are the ones who sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for disabled people. Since no two people with a disability are exactly the same, the dealers are able to customize wheelchair vans to fit the disability of each individual. After a personalized ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œin-personÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â evaluation, you can be sure you are getting the right driving solution customized to your specific lifestyle and needs. If you need additional training or product refinements, your NMEDA dealer is there to help you. At the same time, beware of adapted wheelchair vehicles sold over the Internet or through catalogs. Only buy these items from NMEDA qualified dealers.
NMEDA also has Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers. The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. The QAP is based on the principle that in order to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality. That is exactly what you get from NMEDA QAP dealers. It can be really hard at times for disabled persons to find quality equipment that are safe and sound to help them get about. It can also be hard for their caregivers who may become stressed out over time. The quality solutions offered by NMEDA qualified dealers can assist caregivers in making their jobs easier while keeping the elderly or disabled persons comfortable, getting them back onto the road of independence.
To see if there is a NMEDA qualified dealer near you, go to the NMEDA website and type your ZIP code in the box under “Find a Dealer Nearest You” and click the Go button. Once you locate one, contact them so that they can help you get mobile once again with solutions that are customized to fit your disability.