This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you ever been to the mall or grocery store and seen a van pull up that has a wheelchair lift? I have often wondered where do you get a van like that and how awesome it is that those types of vehicles are available. I've recently become acquainted with NMEDA-the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. NMEDA is a non-profit organization that educates people on the importance of purchasing from a NMEDA qualified dealer.
NMEDA does not sell the vehicles but their members do and they are required to follow the standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Times are hard, financially, and I realize that it might be "easier" to buy an adapted wheelchair on-line or through a catalog but it IS NOT SAFE. NMEDA members offer a personalized "in-person" evaluation for you or your disabled loved one. No two disabilities are alike so buying on-line or through a catalog is just not safe.
NMEDA has Dealers and Quality Assurance Program Dealers. This Quality Assurance Program is the ONLY nationally accredited program of its type. The Quality Assurance Program ensures a systemic and documented approach to safety across the board.
If you need vehicle assistance for you or your relative, go to the NMEDA website and type in your zip code in the locator to find one closest to you. If you live in the St. Louis area, you can go to:
9389 Natural Bridge Rd
St. Louis, MO 63134
Phone: (314) 426-1010