The kids are grown, now what?: Have you heard about the NMEDA?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Have you heard about the NMEDA?

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

The NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association) is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists and others dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles that have been modified with mobility equipment.

NMEDA does not sell anything. What they do is provide accountability. There are more than 600 members and all members are required to adhere to the safety standards that have been established by The National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration as well as follow guidelines that have been set by NMEDA.

The NMEDA also offers a Quality Assurance Program (QAP). QAP is a recognized accreditation program for the mobility equipment industry. The program was developed to promote quality, safety, and reliability within the industry. Some states are now requiring mobility dealers to participate in QAP.

What does all of this mean? I have severe arthritis in my spine. This is causing numbness in my lower legs. My doctor has told me that I will be in a wheelchair within the next few years. I will then need to adapt my car with equipment that will allow me to continue driving. Using the NMEDA site allows me to locate a reputable dealer in my area that can help me do this. I can go to my local QAP accredited dealer and they can do a personal evaluation to help me find the equipment that is right for me. I plan on driving for a long time!

Never purchase mobility equipment off of the internet. You don't know what you are getting or if that equipment is what you really need. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and go to the NMEDA site and find a dealer near you.

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