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Thursday, September 2, 2010


This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

It can be difficult sometimes when a loved one has a disability and is unable to move around with the independence desired. An NMEDA dealer is able to assist caregivers in making informed choices about mobility choices. Caregivers can rest assured that what they are receiving from any of the dealers is of the highest quality. One less thing to worry and stress about on the long list of responsibilities as a caregiver. Also with the right kind of transportation and equipment an elderly or handicapped person is able to gain more independence in moving around.

What is NMEDA? NMEDA is a non-profit networking organization of companies that caters to persons with disabilities helping them with their mobility needs. NMEDA has been in existence for over 20yrs.  They don't sell the products themselves. They basically serve as a portal through which disabled people can find information on transportation and equipment available for them to move around and they The dealers and companies affiliated with NMEDA are over 600 strong and located in the United States and Canada. Those are the companies that sell handicap vans and offer vehicle modifications for disabled people. It is mandatory that they adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NMEDA has a Quality Assurance Program(QAP) that ensures that the dealers who are part of the program offer the installation of their vehicle modifications and mobility equipment in accordance with the highest guidelines available. The QAP is a nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. This program is founded on the principle that for customers to be satisfied in a consistent manner, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality. Dealers must pass through a separate application process for the Quality Assurance Program. Information on what is required by any dealer who is part of the QAP can be found on the NMEDA website. You can check it out here and rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Just like you would not find even twins who are exactly the same is just the way that persons with the same disability would not be the same. When purchasing via the internet or through catalogs you need to be aware of this. Using one of the NMEDA dealers you are able to get a personalized "in-person" evaluation that will give you a product that is suited to your particular needs and concerns. Another bonus point is that the NMEDA dealer you choose will help you get additional training or product refinements if you need it.

One of the conveniences of using NMEDA to locate an appropriate dealer is the Locate a Dealer link at the top of the page. All you do is enter you zip code or your state and you are able to locate one nearest you. No need to thumb through the phone book and then wonder if the one you chose from the phone book is reliable or not.  Another stress reducing factor. Try it out. Click here (Locate a Dealer) to go to the NMEDA site and type in your zip code. Let me know in the comments what is your nearest qualified dealer.

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1 comment:

  1. It is great that organizations like this exist to make it easier for those who needs assistance.


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