This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
It was a hot but windy afternoon in Alcoy, a perfect time for a siesta. I lazily laid my back on the bamboo lounge chair and browsed an old photo album. I just flipped the pages because the faces were unfamiliar. I continued doing so when a page caught my attention, and I was stuck on the page. It was a photo of my ever so thoughtful grandmother-in-law together with her grandchildren, which includes hubby. She's with the creator now but she's still fondly remembered.
When I was pregnant, she's the one who constantly reminds me of the foods I should not eat and gives advice on the things that would help me through my heavy months. When I had my two kids, she's the one who would always ask if the kids had eaten their meals. As she got older, her body gradually became weak until she could not walk and stayed on a wheelchair. The cane that served as her third foot stood still on her bedside.
During her monthly medical check-up transporting her is such a pain. It must be so hard for Nang Marina, her caregiver, to carry her from her wheelchair to the car seat. If only there are other transportation options available for people with disabilities like grandma at the time, the family would grab it.
Now, I'm glad to know that there's a non-profit trade association like NMEDA that aims to broaden the opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment.
If you have an elderly in the family or have a relative with disabilities, I encourage you to purchase an adapted wheelchair vehicle that is made according to your specific needs and lifestyle and get them only from NMEDA dealers and Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers. They would help you get what you need because they do on-site evaluation. It's easy to find the nearest NMEDA dealer. Just provide your zip or postal code or make use of their advance search.
The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry and dealers who participate in the QAP are held to extremely high standards.
Do yourself and your loved-ones with disabilities a favor. Help them get back onto the road of independence.