This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Before today, I had never heard of NMEDA. Have you? If so...I am interested to know!
NMEDA is a non-profit trade association; they educate consumers on buying products from a NMEDA qualified dealer.
-NMEDA DOES NOT SELL ANYTHING: NMEDA is the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people. They are non-profit and their members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NMEDA dealers (members) are the ones who sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for disabled people.
- No two people with a disability are exactly the same. Beware of adapted wheelchair vehicles sold over the Internet or through catalogs. After a personalized “in-person” 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.
- NMEDA has Dealers AND Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers.
* The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. It is based on the principle that in order to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality.
Having been through medical disabilities with loved ones in the past, I can tell you first hand that it is very difficult to be a caregiver when there is so much needed from you. It is tough. There is a lot to think about and process ALL the time. An NMEDA qualified dealer would have been absolutely an answered prayer for my family and I. Having someone there that knows what they are doing to assist would have been incredible! I am even a former nurse...but I would have STILL like to have had someone there that knew the equipment, etc.
A NMEDA dealer can also help the elderly and/or disabled get back into life. They could gain the confidence that they need to gain the independence that so many of them want. What more could you ask for?
I went to nmeda.org and on the homepage, you can type in your zip code and see if there are any qualified dealers near you. There were 3 within my zipcode! That is great to know! I may not need it right now for me or anyone I know....but you never know when the information you gain may be needed in the future, or maybe you know of someone that may need it.
I really encourage you all to do the same thing. Knowledge is power. Go to their website, nmeda.org,