Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wheelchair, the adaptive equipment

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

Every time I go with hubby to work for a visit, I always meet different residents in the rehabilitation. Some residents can walk, some can barely walk and some are in wheelchairs. Some of them are friendly and some are not. Some can talk good and some can only say few words. Some can feed themselves and some needs assistance in eating. No matter what their conditions are, I am glad that there are medical people who help them.

I also noticed that CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistant) are the one who do the hardest part of taking care of them. I am talking about feeding, giving a bath, fixing their bed and walking them. I told my husband that I am a CNA graduate in the Philippines and although I never practiced being a CNA, I think I could not do the responsibilities of being a CNA. I personally have seen how hard they work and you need to have lots of strength to do their job and I don't think I can handle their job.

My husband is a nurse and he told me that he is thankful to the person who invented wheelchair because it makes disabled person to wheel around and it makes the caregiver's job more easier. It is not good and wise to just simply order or buy wheelchair online. The patient or the disabled person need to be seen so they could measure and design the appropriate wheelchair that will fit the patient.

NMEDA is an non-profit association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people. They have dealers and Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers. NMEDA dealers are the one who sells handicap vans for disabled people while on the other hand, QAP is the only nationally accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. So if you are looking for a perfect wheelchair, go to NMEDA and enter your zip code to see the qualified dealer near you.

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