I would like to talk with you about a program that does hit a little close to home and something that would have been very helpful to a close family member of mine had they been established just a few years earlier than they were.
NMEDA is an Association of Mobility Dealers, Manufacturers and Rehabilitation Professionals that advocates providing safe, reliable vehicles and modifications to enhance accessibility for all people.
NMEDA has Dealers AND Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers.
*The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry.*
Because we all know that no two people with a disability are exactly the same, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality in order to satisfy customers consistently. Each person has different needs and struggles.
Being a caregiver for an elderly or handicapped person can be extremely tough, NMEDA can help to alleviate some of the pressures of being a caregiver by allowing the elderly or disabled to get back on the road to independence. Through your NMEDA dealer, you will get a personalized “in-person” evaluation in which you can be sure you are getting the right driving solution customized to your specific lifestyle and needs.
I've checked out the NMEDA website and found that I have 2 authorized dealers within 50 miles of me! I would encourage everyone to do the same. Simply go to the NMEDA homepage and enter your zipcode then let me know in a comment if you have a dealer close to you. You never know when you might be in need of these invaluable services.