BRODA products are known for meeting difficult seating needs and challenges such as slumping, sliding and poor lateral support.

 

Known for their durability, stability and comfort, BRODA chairs are specifically designed for patients who suffer from skin conditionsfall risksmultiple sclerosis, Alzheimer'sHuntington's Choreakyphosiscontractures, and brain & neck injuries

Click on one of the link above for recommendations and information on the products best suited for that particular disease or condition*.

 

* Recommendations are guidelines only. Consult with your BRODA representative and resident's primary caregiver to help determine what option may be best suited based on the needs of the individual resident.

BRODA models not listed as a suggestion for a particular condition may still be appropriate. Models listed are the most commonly used for the particular condition.

Skin Breakdown
 

For individuals at risk for skin breakdown the BRODA Comfort Tension Seating® system, is the key to providing a comfortable, functional chair.

 

Each strap of the system conforms individually to the person's body, thus suspending weight across multiple points and greatly reduces the amount of pressure on a person's body (especially peak pressures).

 

The straps are firm enough to provide necessary support for hours of sitting comfort, and the memory retention system enables the straps to return to their original shape within seconds.

 

This strapping system prevents the "bottoming out" effect, which occurs with standard wheelchair seating surfaces. It also allows for superior airflow and circulation, reducing and dispersing heat and moisture buildup that often leads to skin breakdown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"We have not had any skin breakdown with our residents in the BRODA Tilt Recliner chairs 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 the chair in a tilt and/or recline position for pressure relief."

Jaclyn B., OTR/L New Hartford, NY 

 

Once a resident has used a BRODA chair, they do not want to go back to a regular wheelchair. We have had no skin breakdown."

John B., Minot, USA

Fall Risks                                                                                                                         Download pdf

BRODA chairs are an ideal solution for falls risks by providing optimal comfort and positioning. In order to help prevent falls, the resident must feel comfortable in their chair.  BRODA’s Comfort Tension Seating® system aids in long-term comfort and pressure redistribution, providing the ultimate comfortable experience for the resident.


The infinitely adjustable tilt in space feature on our chairs, along with back recline on some models, helps properly and comfortably position the resident to assist with fall prevention without the use of restraints.
 

All BRODA chairs are an excellent fit for No-Fall programs within facilities for ambulatory or non-ambulatory residents.


For Mobile Patients

The Sashay Pedal Chair (which has up to 18° tilt) has a front pivot seat tilt, allowing for a proper foot on floor position for propelling even when tilted – which encourages safe mobility and independence and is excellent for fall prevention.


Proper seat to floor height is essential for fall prevention of ambulatory residents. If the seat height is too tall, the resident may try to slide forward in the chair in order to reach the floor with their feet – causing falls. The Sashay Pedal Chair has an adjustable seat height which allows for safe foot propelling.


The infinitely adjustable seat tilt keeps residents comfortably positioned in the chair. Seat tilt reduces the risk of slumping and sliding, and improves patient comfort..


For Non-Mobile Patients

The tilt-in-space function as well as recline on some models can often eliminate the need for restraints such as a seat belt, and is safer than a non-tilt in space wheelchair for people who are at risk of falling out of a wheelchair.

The tilt-in-space also reduces the risk of slumping and sliding. BRODA's unique front pivot seat tilt helps enhance visual orientation for improved contentment in the chair.

Height-adjustable armrests keep residents properly and comfortably positioned, helping to eliminate slouching or slumping, and thus helping to prevent falls.

The adjustlable footrest/legrest provides optimal foot support to help prevent sliding to contact the footrests. The length is adjustable to accommodate residents of varying leg lengths.


For Mobile Residents Who Are Quickly Progressing to Non-Mobile

Determining proper seating for mobile residents who may be quickly progressing to a non-mobile state can present a challenge. While often the goal is to help maintain resident mobility for as long as possible, caregivers often find that within a short period of time, the resident may need a different chair that will accommodate the different needs of a non ambulatory resident who is further progressing. This can be quite costly.

The BRODA Midline Tilt Recliner, may help address this challenge. Its versatility can accommodate a wide variety of needs as well as budgets. It accommodates non mobile residents as it has 90° of recline, 38° of tilt and an elevating legrest with adjustable footrest all of which will aid in positioning, and help to prevent falls. 

However, the MIdline can also accommodate mobile residents, as the legrest portion is removable, allowing for the resident to propel with their feet. The seat to floor height is adjustable (17” to 22”) with a front pivot tilt, to allow a proper foot on floor position for safe propelling even while tilted. (The height of the resident will need to be considered to determine if this option is suitable.) Once the resident is no longer mobile, the legrest can be reinstalled and the seat height adjusted to the desired height if necessary.

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"Our Huntington's resident previiously had severe, injurious falls and has had no falls since the BRODA placement."

Kim K., ADON, Cochran, GA

Multiple Sclerosis 

Depending on the symptoms, the needs of a resident with MS can vary. BRODA chairs help address several needs such comfort, support and pressure reduction. They can help to maintain a resident’s level of social interaction by encouraging mobility for more independent residents and a front pivot tilt to maintain resident’s horizontal gaze.

 

The Comfort Tension Seating® used on all BRODA chairs, provides comfort and pressure redistribution to help maintain long term comfort for residents who are unable to reposition themselves.
 

Infinitely adjustable tilt in space (and recline on some models) allows for easy repositioning to provide optimal postural support. The tilt also helps to cradle the resident, creating a comforting, soothing effect.
 

For residents who have some mobility, the Sashay Pedal Chair encourages independence. The front pivot tilt-in-space design allows for a proper foot on floor position for propelling even when tilted -- encouraging safe mobility and independence. This is also excellent for helping to prevent falls.
 

For residents who require full tilt and recline positioning, the Synthesis Tilt Recliner is excellent. it offers infinitely adjustable positoning for postrual support. Swing away removable sides and flip up footrest provides ease of transfers.

 

BRODA’s HSP Padding package upgrade is an excellent option for those requiring additional support and protection from involuntary movement.

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Suggested BRODA Chairs for Multiple Sclerosis

The result of having the BRODA chair was that Paul (our resident with MS) was able to be out of bed for meals every day without skin breakdown. He was able to sit in the hallway and socialize. His breathing improved, and his outlook improved.

Tamara R., OTR/L
New Hampshire

Alzheimer's

 

Symptoms of Alzheimer's residents can vary widely. Early and mid-diagnosis residents often have a tendency to wander. Agitation and aggression are often evident in mid to later stages. BRODA chairs are excellent for helping accommodate Alzheimer’s residents throughout the various stages.

 

BRODA's Tranquille Auto-Locking Glider begins to glide once the resident sits in the chair, and stops gliding when the resident begins to exit the chair, helping to prevent falls. The Glider also features a caregiver lock to prevent any unwanted gliding. The smooth gliding action produces a calming effect and helps reduce the need to wander. It is also ideal for ambulatory residents who can benefit from mild exercise of lower limbs.

 

BRODA's Sashay Pedal Chair encourages mobility and independence for residents with mobility. The front pivot tilt-in-space design allows for a proper foot on floor position for propelling even when tilted -- encouraging safe mobility and independence. The clear tray option allows residents to see their feet while propelling, helping to provide contentment. BRODA's Latitude Pedal Rocker enables residents to gently rock to help calm and soothe agitation.

 

End Stages/Non-Mobile Alzheimer's

The Synthesis Tilt Recliner is ideal for end stage Alzheimer's. It offers up to 40° of infinitely adjustable seat tilt and 90° of back recline for exceptional postural support, fall prevention and comfort. The Synthesis provides optimum safety and functionality to withstand severe agitation and involuntary movement. 

 

BRODA's front pivot tilt-in-space design allows residents to maintain a forward line of sight for improved socialization and engagement.

 

BRODA’s HSP Padding package upgrade is an ideal option for those requiring additional support and protection from involuntary movement.

 

Suggested BRODA Chairs for Alzheimer's

Since purchasing the BRODA Auto Locking Glider chair for clients attending the Dementia Cottage, a great deal of pleasure has been achieved. Clients are very keen to sit in the chair, they feel confident getting on and off the chair without fear of falling.

Pauline D., Manager
Dementia and Disability Respite Cottages

The Pedal Chair allows, those residents with the ability, to be independently mobile. It has improved our positioning issues by enabling change in position by tilting verses reclining.

Denise B., PT Pennsylvania

Huntington's Chorea

 

Seating and positioning for an individual with Huntington's Disease can be very challenging. Extreme, involuntary movements of the limbs and hyperextension of the body cam occur. Falls and patient injury are also a risk.

 

It is important to provide a durable, stable chair that offers proper positioning for comfort and fall prevention, as well as padding for protection from injury.  
 

A BRODA chair can help accommodate many of these issues. In mid to late stage HD, a Synthesis Tilt Recliner with HSP (Huntington's Special Padding) is recommended.
 

With up to 40° of tilt and 90° of recline, the Synthesis Tilt Recliner offers infinitely adjustable positioning to cradle and soothe residents, helping to reduce agitation and involuntary movement. Tilt and recline positioning along with height adjustable armrests, angle adjustable legrest and length adjustable footrest help to reduce the risk of falls.

 

BRODA’s Comfort Tensoin Seating® provides pressure redistribution and exceptional comfort.
 

An ideal solution for residents with Huntingtons' Disease, or severe agitation is BRODA's HSP Padding package upgrade. HSP offers additional padding for protection, helping to enhance safety and comfort. 
 

Exceptional stability of BRODA chairs helps maintain resident safety.
 

BRODA chairs are built with 16 guage tubular steel for superior durability. Gas springs to help absorb the shock of aggressive movements for improved safety and stability.

 

 

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Suggested BRODA Chairs for Huntington's Chorea

  1. Synthesis Tilt Recliner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Our Huntington's resident previously had severe, injurious falls and has had no falls since the BRODA placement."

Kim K., ADON, Cochran, GA

Kyphosis

 

All BRODA chairs (excluding the Comfort-Tilt and Auto-Locking Gliders) can be used for Kyphosis.

 

Kyphosis can be accommodated by reversing specific straps along the back of the chair, as this allows for approx an extra 1.5” space for the curvature to help bring the resident back in the chair.
 

If the kyphosis is more severe, specific straps can be removed from the back to accommodate the curvature. The area where the straps have been removed can be covered with a pad around the back of the chair to maintain the resident’s dignity.
 

By accommodating kyphosis, this enables the resident to sit back comfortably in the chair, which helps improve overall positioning, head support and comfort.

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Knee Contractures

 

A contracture is the permanent shortening of a muscle. Frequent position changes and range of motion exercises are important to help prevent contractures.

 

The Centric Tilt Semi-Recliner with the Contracture Sling option is ideal for knee contractures. The contracture sling adjusts horizontally to accommodate the severity of the contracture.

This allows for otherwise often bed-ridden residents to sit upright and socialize within the facility, thus helping to reduce pressure sores and improve quality of life.

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Suggested BRODA Chairs for Knee Contractures

  1. Centric Tilt Semi-Recliner with Contracture Sling option (see under Popular Accessories)

 

 

 

 

Brain Injury

 

BRODA’ chaiirs are ideal to help accomodate individuals with brain injury. Our infiniitely adjustable tilt and recline positioning cradles and soothes to help reduce agitation and provide contentment. Infinitely adjustable positioning also helps improvide posture and reduce falls. BRODA chairs are built with quality construction to provide superior durability and stability.

 


Non-Moblie Patients

The Synthesis Tilt Recliner offers an infinite range of positioning with up 40° of tilt and 90° of recline to help aid in comfort, repositioning and pressure redistribution for patients who are unable to reposition themselves.

 

The gas springs (cylinders) used for the tilt, recline and legrest help absorb shock from sudden, and aggressive movements.

 

Optional HSP Padding package helps to protect residents from injuring themselves on the frame

 

Numerous positioning cushions are available, including customization of cushions to help with complex positioning needs.


Mobile Patients

The Sashay Pedal Chair is excellent for mobile residents as it offers 18° of tilt to help prevent falls and aid in pressure reduction.

 

Front pivot seat tilt allows for proper foot on floor positioning for self propelling- creating independence for resident


Shower/Commode Needs

The Revive Tilt & Recline Shower Commode is excellent for easily and safely showering residents. It offers both posterior and anterior tilt as well as 67° of back recline to help ensure resident safety and comfort as well as ease of bathing.

 

Optional side lateral supports offer additional positioning and support.

 

Standard elevating legrest with flip-up footrest helps keep resident’s feet properly positioned to help prevent falls. The elevating legrest also helps facilitate ease of bathing. 

 

 
 
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