This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine. After looking into the NMEDA, a non profit association that advocates safe, reliable vehicles and modifications for those with special mobility needs, I was more than pleased to blog about them.
After all, it seems we (hubby and I) are the chosen family caregivers. Whenever a family member needs a caregiver, they come to our house. In 2008, my mother in law recovered at our house for some time. Just before she was released from the nursing home, I remember her saying, “I’m coming to your house of course, where else would I choose to go right? Besides, you cook!” Maybe it’s our way of life or my home cooked meals, who knows. I’m happy and honored to be the chosen one.
My father just recently moved in with hubby and me. He has slowed down quite a bit the last year or so. After several strokes, his one leg and balance are not up to par. Who’s to say, the leg may go long before the rest of the body leaving us in need of mobility equipment.
The NMEDA is an association that educates consumers on purchasing equipment suitable to ones specific disability needs. The association is made up of Mobility Dealers, Manufacturers, and Rehabilitation Professionals. Their mission is to enhance accessibility for all people. Members are required to hold fast to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as well as follow NMEDA guidelines.
NMED focuses on the disability equip specialized to fit personal situations. They Sell, install, and service your custom solution selections. Unlike car dealers, they focus on the equipment to fit your needs and your vehicle. For disabled drivers, NMED works closely with certified driver rehabilitation specialists to determine the proper equipment. Equipment training is part of the process, thus removing operational guesswork.
The association also has a Quality Assurance Program, an accredited program developed specifically for the mobility equipment industry. QAP promotes safety, quality, and reliability. Nowadays some states require participation in order to participate in Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.
This is some very impressive stuff. I can tell you from a caregiver perspective, the NMEDA offering a safe, simple solution to most any mobility need, results in a peace of mind that is unsurpassable. Let me tell you, it is stressful to be responsible for some one else, especially a family member. There are two NMEDA dealers within a few miles of my house and more that 35 across the state. If the occasion ever arises again, and it quite possibly could, the NMEDA is definitely my choice for mobility information and equipment.
Are you familiar with mobility equipment? Is there an NMEDA dealer in your area?