Sunday, October 10, 2010

New Discovery: NMEDA

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

Today I blog hopped and found out more about NMEDA, a non-profit trade association who help educate consumers on buying products from a NMEDA qualified dealer. In fact, it is the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people. And upon reading this, I have felt this urgency to write about this as I feel everyone must know about this non-profit organization, and how their members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Just to make things clear, NMEDA dealers (mostly NMEDA members) are the ones who sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for disabled people, and not the organization itself.

One of the important learning I gathered is that, No two people with a disability are exactly the same. Meaning, all people with disability have varied needs, thus,  adapted wheelchair vehicles sold over the Internet or through catalogs are not at all helpful for some. Before a purchase is to be made, a personalized “in-person” evaluation will be done so that family and the client himself  can be sure of getting the right driving solution customized to the specific lifestyle and needs of the client. Additional training or product refinements will be given when necessary by NMEDA dealers, should help be requested.

Now, NMEDA dealership is governed by the Quality Assurance Program (QAP), which  is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry, that is based on the principle "that in order to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality".

Knowing all these, I  would like to recommend the Adaptive Mobility Equipment that NMEDA dealers are selling as I know that it can benefit, not only the client but also the caregiver or the specific family member who is assigned to assist the client in all undertakings. and how an NMEDA qualified dealer could assist. At least the tool can readily extend help to mobilize the client and not just stay indoors to bore.

I think the product can also be advantageous for the elderly or disabled to get back onto the road of independence with less or no supervision.

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