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The recommended chairs require the addition of Broda’s Huntington’s Special Padding (HSP) package. Broda’s unique features and functionality combined with our Comfort Tension Seating® system provides safe, stable positioning for the patient, enhancing patient safety, comfort, and quality of life. Optimum safety and functionality withstand severe agitation and involuntary movements.

The Elite Tilt Recliner and other Broda chairs are recognized by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. See more information in the HDSA’s Caregiver Guide to Mid to Late Stage Huntington’s Disease.

CASE STUDY James, a 57 year old man with late stage HD [Huntington’s Disease], has been using a standard manual wheelchair in the facility where he resides but due to multiple falls he required a new device for safety and to provide functional mobility. A Broda wheelchair was recommended to help James remain upright and allow him continued independence with functional mobility rather than risk propulsion from a standard chair.

– HDSA’s Caregiver Guide to Mid to Late Stage Huntington’s Disease [pages 62] 

 

Recommendation: Synthesis Tilt Recliner with Huntington’s Special Padding (HSP) package

"The Broda chair [Synthesis Tilt Recliner] has been a blessing for my father, his caregivers and my family. The Broda chair [Synthesis Tilt Recliner] improves his quality of life and I can't imagine him not being in it over the past few years. We are fortunate that the VA will fund Broda chairs for Veterans like him who need them."

Kent P., Family Member

"Prior to the Broda chair [Synthesis Tilt Recliner], we had tried numerous positioning devices for the resident, which were ineffective. She had a tendency to lean forward and to one side. Once using the Broda chair [Synthesis Tilt Recliner], the resident's posture immediately improved. She, herself, was very thankful because she was "so comfortable". The staff couldn't believe the result. Besides this resident sitting in proper alignment, she could still self-propel with her feet."

Linda P., Restorative Coordinator |Joliet, IL

"Broda chairs and wheelchairs make it easier for caregivers to provide optimal care with less stress on the client and the caregiver. For example, easier transfers, easier re-positioning, less maintenance, and easier mobility."

Carole P., MS/OTR |Easton, MD

"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

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.