Cognitive AbilitiesFor safe independent use, users must understand cause + effect (action = result). Independent use requires directional understanding (i.e. moving the wheels in one direction results in matching chair movement), problem solving (i.e. combine + time movements to get from A to B), and judgment (ability to learn that if something is unsafe they should not do it).
Functional AbilitiesUsers must have sufficient vision, trunk control and enough upper extremity grip, strength and stamina to steer and/or propel the chair. For foot propulsion, users must also have functional use of at least one lower extremity. Their adjustable foot and armrests and seat position make them appropriate for users requiring minimal positioning. This chair may not be appropriate for those with visual deficits, uncontrolled seizures, bilateral upper extremity weakness and those with poor trunk control.
EnvironmentStandard wheelchairs can be used both indoors and outdoors. They perform best on firm, flat surfaces such as pavement, groomed footpaths, cycle paths and in and around home. While it can be used outdoors, they not intended to be used on rough terrain, slopes, loose gravel, or sand. Their relatively small turn radius makes them appropriate for indoor use where space is limited.
ActivitiesTheir maneuverability and small turn radius make standard wheelchairs ideal for use in tight spaces (stores, elevators, public washrooms, public transit etc.). While they can be used outdoors, they are best for activities done on flat level surfaces like urban sightseeing or sidewalk commuting.
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Medicare (DME MAC)
Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States, begun in 1965 under the Social Security Administration (SSA) and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It primarily provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older, but also for some younger people with disability status as determined by the SSA, including people with end stage renal disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease).
The Eclipse everyday wheelchair helps you overcome the insecurities in life and allows you to concentrate on the many features that the Eclipse has to offer. By not having to worry about your wheelchair, you can get on with the business of living and fulfilling your potential.
Active and Rehab Usage The Eclipse comes standard with a no-camber, tapered leg frame. A no-taper frame is also available and to decrease overall width by 3 full inches, choose the optional inside-mount axle plates. The Eclipse offers total adjustability and flexibility in setups that few chairs can match.
Compactability The Eclipse offers not only a design to fit your bodily curves; it was made for convenience and easy compact handling. The versatile inside mount axle plates enables the Eclipse to get through even the narrowest bathroom doorways. Quick release front and rear axle pins options are available on the entire line of the Colours ‘N Motion wheelchairs. All of these features combined with dual camber settings available from 2 to 6 degrees will provide you with the compact versatility that you need for daily activities.
Caster Assembly Our front caster assemblies come standard with either three or five inch caster wheels and an option of front quick release axle pins. Often times changing your front seat height is crucial for finding your optimal positioning. With the Eclipse the adjustability is endless within your front caster assembly. You can even add springs to your casters to help absorb some of uneven terrain that you may face during your daily activities.