This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
If or when you are need of equipment for your vehicle to allow you to keep driving, it is time you contact NMEDA. NMEDA is a non-profit trade association. This means they educate consumers on buying products from a NMEDA qualified dealer. In case you are wondering, NMEDA does not sell anything. In fact, NMEDA is the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people.
Since they are non-profit, 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 anyone with a disability.
Now, because no two people with a disability are exactly the same, it is wise to beware of adapted wheelchair vehicles sold over the Internet or through catalogs. NMEDA would like to meet each individual, in person, for an evaluation. This way you can be sure you are getting the right driving solution customized for your specific lifestyle and needs. When dealing with the NMEDA association, you can be rest assured they will provide you with any additional training or product refinements you need.
Under the NMEDA umbrella, they have Dealers and Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers they provide to their clients. When clients are looking for a local dealer, in their city or surrounding area, all they have to do is go to the NMEDA website, click on the For Consumers tab and scroll down to Locate A Dealer. Once on this page, type in your cities zip code or search by state or province. As for the Quality Assurance Program (QAP), this is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. The (QAP) is based on the principle that to satisfy customers consistently, companies such as NMEDA must have a systematic and documented approach to quality.
Being a caregiver to a disabled loved one, friend or client can be tough at times. It is a caregivers duty to assist their client in any way, such as taking them to the grocery store or out for some fresh air. This is where NMEDA comes in to assist not only a person who finds themself disabled, but the assist the caregiver as well.
Finally, when you decide to place your trust and assurance with a NMEDA dealer, you will see and witness how they can help the elderly or disabled get back onto the road of independence. Just because one has a disability, does not mean they can not utilize their Independence, again.