This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. All opinions are 100% mine.
When faced with the choice of being unable to walk or even move without the aid of something or someone, you very quickly suck up your pride, check your ego at the door, and graciously accept that help regardless of what form it might come in, especially when it comes down to being stuck inside for days, weeks, or even months at a time otherwise.
For those of you who understand exactly what I'm talking about, that concept is easier said than done; I know all too well.
Truth be told, even after being sick for so long, it's hard for me every time I have to go out in public with my walker or wheelchair. I'm a very independent person and not being able to BE independent, go where I want when I want just myself and my own two legs, is continually hard for me.
Of course it's not all about me! I may be the one having to use my walker and sit in the wheelchair to go certain places or do certain things but it falls on my family and friends to lug that oftentimes heavy equipment around. When you don't have a handicap accessible vehicle to help the process along things can quickly become tiresome, difficult, and frustrating.
I cannot tell you how many times we've had issues fitting my walker or wheelchair into the trunk of someone's car, their small backseat, the bed of a truck...When I was with my ex he constantly had to actually take apart my walker and fold it down just to fit it into the backseat of his car every time we had to go somewhere. It was ridiculous!
And don't even get me started on physically lifting these big hunks of metal into a vehicle.
I could have saved years of hassle if only I had known about a National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) dealer and their quality and assured mobility vehicles and vehicle modifications.
With dealers located in both the US and Canada, NMEDA QAP accredited technicians work to make sure each vehicle provides safety and comfort for those individuals who truly need it. Not only that but they are there to offer expert assistance ranging from extensive in-person evaluations to specialized training of the equipment, 24-hour local emergency roadside services and more!
What in the world is QAP you ask?
It stands for Quality Assurance Program (QAP). All NMEDA mobility equipment dealers are required to be QAP accredited, ensuring their customers the highest standards in mobility equipment installations. This is how NMEDA can assure quality, safety, and electro-mechanical integrity of each product they make, deliver, and install.
NMEDA offers a wide range of mobility equipment including:
- Wheelchair ramps
- Hand controls and steering aids
- Transfer seats and seating solutions
- Wheelchair securement and tie downs
- Scooter lifts and special acceleration
- Braking solutions for adaptive vehicles
Interested in getting more information or locating one of the NMEDA accredited dealerships in the US or Canada? Make sure to head to their website and plug in your information in their Find Dealers tool right on the front of their website.
I actually found out that I have 8 dealerships less than 50 miles away from where I live. I would have never known if not for this handy location tool!
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