Friday, October 1, 2010

NMEDA Makes Caregivers Give More Care

Being a caregiver is a tough job. One has to have utmost passion and patience in taking care of people who you don’t know personally. I have been a caregiver for 5 years and I could say that my contentment comes from the smiles manifesting comfort and glee from the patients I have given care. But this job is definitely not as simple as it seems. We, caregivers, see to it that our patients enjoy life in the best way they can which means seeing the world outside of their houses and their rooms. And with this, transporting our clients with disabilities is one of the biggest challenges we have. It is always a challenge to us how to keep them safe and comfortable without much exhaustion on our part.

I am glad that I heard about NMEDA which is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment.  They make sure that people who have disabilities will be transported well and safely. It will help us deliver the best quality of care and safety to  our clients. They modify vehicle and equipment to make sure that we attend well the individual needs of our clients. They adhere to they’re statement that ‘Transportation is the key to freedom, NMEDA is the key to quality transportation.  I will be able to trust them more since they have  Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers which is the only recognized accreditation for the Adaptive Equipment Industry. This is an assurance that caregivers, like me, will be able to keep  our patients safe and comfortable when we transport them.  It is the best partner we have in delivering the best for our clients. Definitely the best for us.

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