This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
When disability hits a family, everyone is affected. Taking care of a family member with disability can take a toll on the person’s assigned caregiver. Before my mom underwent coronary artery bypass graft last June 2010, she was having frequent tachycardia and chest pains. Her cardiologist told us she was already a dead (wo)man walking because she could suffer a heart attack anytime; her heart arteries were 80 to 90 percent blocked, and we still had to raise the money needed for her surgery.
My dad, who was her sole caregiver then, could not leave her side out of fear that something might happen to my mom. At that time, you can consider my mom a disabled person because she could no longer care for herself, having suffered a minor stroke, too, in 2007, which weakened the right side of her body. Transporting her to and from the hospital was difficult. We had to make sure she was comfortable where she was seated because we didn’t want her to suffer anymore than she already was.
Families out there who are experiencing the same problem we did would be glad to know that there is help available for them and for their disabled loved ones. NMEDA is a non-profit association of mobility dealers, manufacturers and rehabilitation professionals that helps in providing safe driving and equipment for disabled persons.
NMEDA does not sell anything, but they have dealers (members) who sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for people with disability. Their dealers (members) strictly follow the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
NMEDA has dealers and Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers. The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is the only accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry that is nationally recognized. QAP dealers are required to follow strict guidelines that promote optimum safety and performance.
With NMEDA, your disabled loved ones can travel on their own without you fearing for their safety and security. If you’re looking for a qualified NMEDA dealer near your place, just go to their website and type in your zip code or postal code, or if you want, you can search by state or province. It’s that easy! Then, you can comment on this post to let me know your closest qualified dealer.