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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Caring for the Elderly

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

I wrote a post for NMEDA about a month ago, but at the time didn't really know what it meant to actually care for someone with a disability or an elderly person.  Just a couple weeks ago that changed for me.  My grandmother is over 90 years old, and now needs around the clock care.

I've started staying overnights at her house a couple days a week, making sure all her bedtime routines are taken care of properly and that she gets in bed safely.   I can now see the need for equipment to help her get around, and for those that are caring for her during the day to get her out of the house to her doctor appointments. 

NMEDA is a non-profit trade association that doesn't actually sell anything, they educate consumers on buying mobility equipment from a qualified NMEDA dealers.  NMEDA dealers, members, are the ones who sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for disabled and elderly people.

The Quality Assurance Program (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 now require a dealer's participation in the QAP to perform work for the Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.  The QAP is the only program of this nature developed for the mobility equipment industry.  A QAP designation enhances vehicle modification and mobility equipment installation in a manner consistent with the highest guidelines available in the industry 

I am thankful that my grandma is still with us and of sound mind.  And anything that can make her more comfortable and able to live her life to the fullest down to her last days is something that's worth looking into.

You can find out if there's a qualified NMEDA dealer near you here.

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