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Changing Lives for the Better

Written by Robert Hoshowsky. Appears in July 2018 Issue of Business in Focus

As we age, comfort and safety become increasingly important, and few companies realize this more than Broda, a leading manufacturer of chairs and wheelchairs for long-term care patients in nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, skilled nursing, home health and assisted living facilities.

 

“No matter the location, the result is the same: restoring comfort to the user.”

 

Prior to founding the company almost forty years ago, David Brotherston was president of Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Ontario. Noticing that the only geriatric seating at the time was the ‘Geri chair’ – which was heavy, cumbersome, uncomfortable and provided limited positioning – Mr. Brotherston decided it was time for a new seating system which offered both comfort and dignity to the patient. The result was the creation of Broda’s patented Comfort Tension Seating® system.

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“What a difference now that Mom is safe and comfortable. It gives me peace of mind to know that she is sitting in on of Broda's chairs. My only regret is that I did not get this chair sooner for her.”

Bill L., Family Member ; fmr. Executive Director of Canadian Assistive Devices Association |Toronto, ON

"We were at a loss with one of our residents who has frontal lobe dementia. He had trunk lean, stopped feeding himself and appeared to be in pain. We attempted to address the pain; however, any medication we used caused him to have increased behaviors. Since using Broda's Synthesis Tilt Recliner, he has been feeding himself, he smiles and laughs like he used to and is showing no signs of pain anymore. Thank you for producing a great product that brings the quality of life back to our residents!"

Kelly J., Director of Nursing |Sister Bay, WI

We have not had any skin breakdown with our residents in the Broda's Elite Tilt Recliners since we started using them four years ago. We attribute this to the design of the straps allowing for moisture wicking as well as the ability to easily position recline position for pressure relief. We have not had any skin breakdown with our residents in the Broda's Elite Tilt Recliners since we started using them four years ago. We attribute this to the design of the straps allowing for moisture wicking as well as the ability to easily position recline position for pressure relief.

Mitch C.

"Our gliders [Tranquille Auto-Locking Gliders] are always disappearing out of our common areas and end up in our patients' rooms We don't know how they get there, but they love them and prefer sitting in them more than anything else. One patient with a back injury told us this was the only chair he could sit comfortably in. He wanted to take it home with him after his rehabilitation was complete."

Josiah D., Facility Administrator |Pocatello, ID

“There are many excellent features on Broda’s chairs and the best way to start to help you clients is to begin building a relationship with this company. For the right client, Broda’s chairs are the perfect solution.”

Richard W., OTR/L, ATP |New York, USA