BRODA has been providing quality seating solutions that provide superior comfort, positioning, flexibility and durability since 1981.

 

Our chairs have helped patients and caregiver with a variety of conditions in numerous settings. Visit our specific care categories to learn how BRODA chairs will benefit those in need of specialized care.

 

All of our customers agree – once they have a change to see their patients comfort and skin health improve in a BRODA chair, they want them in their facilities. That’s why we believe that seating is believing. 


 

Care

 

BARIATRIC SEATING 

BRODA understands the unique challenges of bariatric care. Our seating helps improve the comfort, safety and dignity of bariatric patients while easing the burden on caregivers. Our bariatric wheelchairs meet various needs- from commode and shower needs, to multi positioning needs.
 

If you are trying to:

  • Provide comfort and pressure reduction
  • Reduce staff injuries caused by transferring or repositioning bariatric patients
  • Implement a No Lift program
  • Minimize equipment purchase and maintenance costs
  • Improve safe patient handling


BRODA Chairs can help you with your goals.

 

 

We offer more than just a wider seat!

 

    • Durability: BRODA chairs are known for their strength and durability. Made of 16 gauge tubular steel, our chairs are aggressively tested to ensure the weight capacity, stability, strength and life cycle durability provide optimum safety and functionality in even the most extreme cases. Our Vanguard Elite Tilt Recliner and Bari 385 Transport Commode Shower Chair have a 600 lb. and 800 lb. weight capacity respectively.

 

    • Proper Fit: Our Vanguard Elite and Bari 385 offer a lower back concavity in order to accommodate patients’ gluteal shelf. This allows patients to sit properly in the chair with the right seat depth as well as proper contact against the back and neckrest. The seat depth is also adjustable if needed. Depending on the model, we offer 22" – 30" seat widths to achieve proper fit for various patients (up to 33" adjustable on the Bari 385). The Vanguard Elite and Bari 385 also feature an adjustable legrest length.

 

    • Maneuverability: Bariatric seating may present maneuverability challenges for caregivers. Large, all wheel braking casters with swivel and directional modes make the chairs easy to turn in tight spaces as well as easily push forward without lateral drifting.


    • Safe Patient Handling: The tilt and recline functions are operated by gas cylinders which help to counterbalance the lifting force required by caregivers. Our bariatric seating also works with most patient lifts, making them an ideal fit for your Safe Patient Handling and No-Lift program.

 

Bariatric Models:

 

We also offer custom bariatric sizes for several other models. Help find the perfect fit with our Sizing Chart
 

Bariatric Models
 

BRODA Vanguard Tilt Recliner

Bari 385 Transport Commode Shower Chair
Seat Widths: 26", 28", 30" 27" (Adjustable with arms to 33")
Seat Depths Adjustable 21" or 23" Adjustable 21" or 23"
Back Height Adjustable 32", 34", 36", 38", 40" 26"
Weight Capacity 600 lbs 800 lbs

Custom Bariatric Sizes
  Elite (785, 85V), Midline, Basic Pedal Chair Pedal Rocker
Seat Widths: 22", 24"
> than 24", see NEW Vanguard
22", 24", 26", 28" 22"
Seat Depths 18.5", 20" 18.5", 20" 18.5", 20"
Back Height 33.5", 35", 36", 38", 40" 33.5", 35", 36", 38", 40" 33.5", 35", 36", 38", 40"
Weight Capacity 350 lbs - Elite, midline 350 lbs 250 lbs

 

Hospital Care

BRODA offers a wide range of seating that is ideal for hospital use. From our fully reclining and tilting 785 Elite Tilt Recliner with "ACC (Acute Care) Package option and Auto-Locking Gliders, to our tilt and reclining Shower/Commode Chair and Bariatric Shower/Commode Chair, BRODA chairs offer a fit in nearly any hospital setting.

 

Our chairs are used in many hospitals throughout North America, Europe and Australia, including US Veterans Affairs Hospitals and are ideal in such areas as:

  •     ~ Long Term Care 
  •     ~ Acute Care 
  •     ~ Day Surgery 
  •     ~ Rehab 
  •     ~ Brain Injury 
  •     ~ Spinal Cord Injury 
  •     ~ Transitional Care 
  •     ~ Bariatrics 
  •     ~ Emergency Wards 
  •     ~ Orthopedics 
  •     ~ Hospice 
  •     ~ Dialysis 
  •     ~ Psychiatric

 

BRODA chairs offer many benefits:

  •   • Infinitely adjustable tilt and recline and removable arms help with safe patient handling and fall prevention.
  •   • Superior quality and durability reduce chair maintenance and replacement cycles, thus saving time and money.  BRODA chairs can last for years!
  •   • Ease of manueverability and positioning allows patients to easily be transported to various areas within a hospital.
  •   • Various features, options and ease of cleaning, allow chairs to be easily be used in multiple areas for multiple patients.

Which BRODA Chair is most appropriate for my resident?

Browse our products to view our various models or follow our questionnaire to guide you to a suggested model to suit the needs of your resident.
 

For additional assistance to help determine the most appropriate BRODA chair, refer to our Seating and Positioning section or contact BRODA.

 

 

785 ACC Elite Tilt Recliner

Shown: 785 - ACC Padding Pkg


All of our customers agree - once they have a chance to see their patient's comfort and skin health improve in a BRODA chair, they want them in their facilities. That's why we believe that seating is believing.

 

Hospice Care

Press Release   "BRODA launches budget-friendly alternative to Geri Chair"

 

BRODA understands the special needs of hospice individuals and their caregivers and is dedicated to providing the best solutions for hospice seating.

  

What is Hospice?

Hospice is end of life care for terminally ill individuals. It focuses on comfort, pain management and quality of life, rather than cure, enabling patents to live each day as comfortably as possible. It provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for individuals and their loves ones. Hospice services are available in both the home and inpatient settings.


Seating for Hospice Care

An important aspect of hospice care is the individual's physical comfort. Proper seating plays a large part in the level of physical comfort. Elements of proper seating include:

  • Comfortable and supportive seating surface- to help reduce pressure and heat and moisture build up to aid in long term sitting comfort.
  • Ability to re-position the body (with use of seat tilt and back recline) to provide support, redistribute pressure and help manage pain.
  • Safety – to provide peace of mind for family and caregivers in order to help focus on providing the best care and compassion.

 

Why BRODA for Hospice?

Hospice Testimonial


Since 1981, BRODA has been providing excellent seating for long term care. We understand the importance of providing quality care for your hospice patients and offer superior quality, comfort and pain management o help you meet your goals.

 


Whether you work in hospice or have a loved one receiving hospice care,
you will see the difference a BRODA chair can make:


Exceptional Comfort

  • Comfort Tension Seating®: The key to comfort is in the strapping. Our patented formula conforms to the body and redistributes pressure for long term comfort. It provides exceptional comfort and assists with pain management.


Improved Quality of Life

  • Infinitely adjustable tilt and recline provide various positioning options enabling patients to get out of bed and increase social interaction, thus improving dignity and quality of life.


Peace of Mind

  • BRODA chairs' safety, durability and user-friendly features make it easy to provide the best care and compassion for patients thus giving family members and caregivers peace of mind.


For further information: BRODA - The Ideal Solution for Hospice Care

 

Hospice Equipment Providers:

If you are responsible for hospice equipment, you will see several benefits of using BRODA:

    1. Superior Durability – Our chairs last for years, even with multiple patient use, with very little maintenance - thus saving you costs!
    2. Excellent Reputation – BRODA is known for its quality and we work with many national and regional hospice companies.
    3. Exceptional Service – We have independent distributors and sales representatives who can provide you with fast, efficient service.
 

By providing BRODA chairs for your hospice patients, you will be providing the highest quality and peace of mind for caregivers and family members.

 

BRODA Chairs for Hospice Care

Let us help you meet your goal of providing the best care and quality of life for your hospice patient or loved one.


Preferred Chairs for Hospice Care:

30VT Semi-Recliner
Midline Full Recliner
Pedal Rocker
LT Tilt Chair

 

Which BRODA Chair is most appropriate for my resident or loved one?

Browse our products to view our various models or follow our questionnaire to guide you to a suggested model to suit the needs of your resident.

For additional assistance to help determine the most appropriate BRODA chair, refer to our Seating and Positioning section or contact BRODA.

 

See us at upcoming Hospice conferences:

Upcoming events can be found on our "Events" page.

Or contact us now for an In-Service! and see how a BRODA chair can help you offer superior quality for your hospice patients.

 

Related Literature:

BRODA 30VT Semi-Recliner Brochure
BRODA LT Tilt Chair Brochure
BRODA - The Ideal Solution for Hospice Care
BRODA Hospice Letter
Pressure Case Study
Medical Justification: 30VT Semi-Recliner
Medical Justification: Midline Full Recliner

For stories on how the BRODA chairs have helped other individuals, read our customer Testimonials.

 

Nursing Home/Long Term Care

Since 1981, BRODA has been providing chairs for long term care. Our chairs help to improve quality of life as well as provide ease of use to caregivers.


Comfort, stability, and durability make BRODA® chairs one of the most cost-effective seating alternatives for nursing facilities. (see Online Document page for pressure and stability studies).


If you are trying to:

  1. Provide comfort and pressure reduction
  2. Reduce staff injuries created by transferring or repositioning residents. See Safe Patient Handling in the Resource Section
  3. Reduce the need for restraints; Initiate or reinforce a no fall program within your facility
  4. Accommodate aggressive behaviors or difficult seating cases
  5. Provide mobility for active residents
  6. Reduce maintenance and replacement costs of chairs


BRODA Chairs can help you with these goals.

 

From mobility chairs, such as the Pedal chair, to our Model 785 Tilt Recliner, for higher levels of care, BRODA chairs are ideal for nursing facilities as they accommodate diseases and conditions such as: Huntington’s, Alzheimer’scontractureskyphosis, bariatrics, as well as helping to provide pressure redistribution, while providing safe and proper positioning.


Which BRODA Chair is most appropriate for my resident?

Click on our products link, to view our various models. You may also click on the Comparison chart on each product page to view the differences in model features.

For additional assistance to help determine the most appropriate BRODA chair, refer to our Seating and Positioning section or contact us or your local area Sales Rep.

 

Pedal Rocker

Shown: Pedal Rocker


All of our customers agree - once they have a chance to see their patient's comfort and skin health improve in a BRODA chair, they want them in their facilities. That's why we believe that seating is believing.

BRODA offers a wide variety of custom seating to accommodate various resident needs. Most of our models are available in custom sizes including Bariatric sizes (up to 28" seat widths).  In addition to custom dimensions, we can also provide custom cushions to meet unique resident needs.


Custom Bariatric Seating     Click here for our sizing chart

BRODA offers most of our models in bariatric sizes. BRODA chairs are known for their incredible durability and comfort, making them ideal for bariatric care. Our bariatric seating helps improve the comfort, safety and dignity of residents as well as help to ease the burden on caregivers.


 

BRODA custom chairs are the ideal solution for bariatric care:

  •   • 16 gauge tubular steel frame ensures strength and durability and enhances patient safety.
  •   • We provide additional support to the seating surface of our bariatric chairs to accommodate the extra weight in the chair and maximize patient comfort.
  •   • Additional gas springs are used to help ease the amount of lifting force required by caregivers
  • Vanguard  • Comfort and Pressure Reduction

Our Bariatric chairs assist with:
  •   • Reducing staff injuries caused by transferring or repositioning bariatric residents
  •   • Implementing a No-Lift program
  •   • Minimizing equipment purchase and maintenance costs
  •   • Improving safe patient handling

 

View our Shower/Commode Chair or Bari Shower/Commode, designed exclusively for bariatrics.


Custom Dimensions (Applies to most models):

  1. Seat Widths 14", 16", (18", 20"standard) 22", 24", 26", 28"
  2. Seat Depths: 15.5". (17" standard) 18.5", 20"
  3. Seat Heights: 19", (20.5" standard) 22", 23.5"
  4. Back Lengths: (32" standard) 33.5", 35", 36", 38", 40"
 

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