Saturday, July 3, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers and driver rehab specialists that educates consumers on buying products from a NMEDA qualified dealer. They promote safe driving and equipment for disabled people.
NMEDA wants you to be wary of adapted wheelchair vehicles sold over the internet or in catalogs, because no two disable people are the same, and a personalized in person visit with a qualified NMEDA dealer will help you better. Also, if you need training on the items installed in your vehicle, your NMEDA dealer can help you.
NMEDA has dealers located near you to assist you. Although the closest two to me are in Pennsylvania and closer to DC, in Maryland, if I had need for this vehicle (if I were caring for a loved one), the distance wouldn't be a problem!
NMEDA also has dealers who are involved in the Quality Assurance Program (QAP). This is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. Dealers who participate in QAP are held to a higher standard and have certain requirements to uphold.
This is a great program for people who have to be in a wheelchair, but still want to be independent. It's also ideal for family members caring for a disabled person, or those in the home healthcare field. I have a few friends who do this type of work and I'm sure they'd love to know about NMEDA. They would be able to take them to appointments and around town much easier.
You can easily find a NMEDA mobility dealer by entering your zip code. I encourage you to check it out and see if there are any NMEDA dealers in your area. Leave a comment if there are!