Elite Tilt Recliner (785) (Available in Canada and through GSA Schedule Only)

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The Elite Tilt Recliner, (785) is our full-featured chair that provides exceptional comfort and repositioning for individuals requiring long term care. BRODA’s unique Comfort Tension Seating® system provides pressure redistribution and air flow for increased sitting comfort and support.

Featuring up to 40° of infinitely adjustable seat tilt and up to 90° of infinitely adjustable back recline, as well as Trendelenburg positioning, the Elite Tilt Recliner provides safe and comfortable positioning without the use of restraints. Our front pivot seat tilt helps maintain patient’s line of vision while tilted to allow for socializing, helping improve quality of life.

Offering outstanding benefits for both patients and caregivers, the Elite Tilt Recliner is ideal for:

- Improved posture, breathing , feeding, and overall comfort.
- Fall prevention and Safe patient handling
- Accommodating hyperextension
- Changing incontinence products without transferring from the chair

 Recommended for:

• Individuals requiring Moderate to Advanced levels of nursing care.
• Severe Agitation and Involuntary Movement such as Huntington’s Chorea (with the addition of our HSP Padding Package)
• Knee Contractures (with the addition of our Contracture Sling and semi-recline options)
• Vehicle Transportation (with the addition of the WC-19 Transport Compliant package)
• Hospital and Acute Care (with the addition of our ACC padding package)

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Standard Features:

BRODA Comfort Tension Seating®

16 Gauge Powered coated Tubular Steel

16", 18" or 20" Seat Width

17" or 18.5" Seat Depth

32" Back Height

20.5" Seat  Height

Height Adjustable Armrests

Seat or Base Mounted Armrest Option

Swing Away Removable Armrests

Removable Wings for Upper Lateral Support

40° infinitely adjustable tilt in space

90° infinitely adjustable back recline

Trendelenburg Capable

Adjustable Length, Articulating and Extending Legrest 

Split-flip Down Footrest with Angle Adjustable Footplates

2 x 5" Front Total-Lock Casters

2 x 6" Single Directional Lock Casters

Standard Padding Includes:

Neckrest Pad

Seat and Back Pads with Terry Cloth or Vinyl Covers

Shoulder Bolsters

Upper and Lower Side Pads

Calf and Sole Pads

Weight Capacity: 350lbs

Popular Accessories:

Vehicle Transport Package WC-19 Compliant, select versions only

WC-19 Crash Test Video

Long Armrests

HSP padding package

Mag wheel package

Mid-Mount Mag wheel package


Half Tray

Thigh Belt

O2 Holder

ABS Footrest

IV Pole

Vinyl Seat and Backpad

Full Wrap around Vinyl Seat and Back Pad

Choice of Seat or Base Mounted Arms

Depth Adjustable Arm Rests

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Customer Reviews

The Broda chair has given her a reason to want to get up and she enjoys her chair now. Review by J. C.
Broda Model: 785 Tilt Recliner with Huntington’s Padding Package (785 HSP)
Condition of Resident: A lot of motion, random and spastic, aggressive with staff when trying to get OOB. Sliding or throwing body out of chair, upsetting chair.
Prior to using the Broda chair, there were issues with safety for getting the resident out of the chair, safety for staff lifting her in, either manual/mechanical; comfort, keeping her in the chair, inability to get her body over the sides.
The Broda chair sides raise to prevent her from throwing her legs/body over the sides; same with the extra padding along her leg area that is raised. The tilt puts her buttock in a comfortable position, but also makes it extremely difficult to push out. The chair sides also swing out to assist with ease of the mechanical tilt.
The Broda chair has given her a reason to want to get up and she enjoys her chair now. When we are using the mechanical lift she remains calm because she wants to get in it and will stay longer safely and comfortably! Staff can safely lift and position her without worrying about injuring themselves.

J. C., Unit Manager
Campobello Island, NB
(Posted on 4/30/14)
We are very pleased at how much the Broda chairs help Review by Pam
We are currently using a Broda 785 for a Huntingtons resident. We were very concerned about the safety and the comfort of the resident until we tried him in the Broda chair. Now, he is happier and more comfortable than we have ever seen him. We are very pleased at how much the Broda chairs help. We also recently purchased a Broda Pedal Chair and a Glider. Both of these have also helped improve the quality of life for our residents.

Clinton, NY
(Posted on 4/30/14)
It worked wonderfully Review by Susan
My dad had dementia accompanied by a gradual loss of motor abilities. We cared for him at home. When he was no longer able to walk, a standard wheelchair was provided. It was fine for a time. However, as trunk control diminished there were problems with the standard chair. He would lean to one side hanging over the edge of the chair. Due to muscle contractures, it was very difficult to get him to sit upright. Another problem was that he would scoot and slide out of the chair. At that time, a Broda was recommended. It worked wonderfully. With the side supports, it prevented him from leaning sideways. The tilt feature prevented him from being able to scoot out. The tilt and the high back also helped keep his head upright so he could see around him, rather than his head hanging so he was staring at his lap. In addition to the tilt, the full range of motion (sitting to reclining) greatly helped to prevent bed sores. When he was out of bed, he was in his Broda chair. Since it rolls, and the arm rests are removable, we could bring him to the table to eat with the family while he was able. The tilt feature also made it easy to shave him and brush his teeth. In a pinch at an extended doctor's appointment, we even changed him in the chair. When pivot transfers to bed became increasingly difficult due to loss of motor control, transfer to a Hoyer lift was safe and secure. In the full reclining position we rolled the Hoyer sling under him and he relaxed as he was lifted out of the chair. We were able to obtain a second hand chair for our home. It was sturdy and reliable.

Susan G.,
Spring, Texas
(Posted on 4/30/14)




How is a BRODA chair different than a Geri chair?

BRODA chairs offer unsurpassed pressure redistribution with our Comfort Tension Seating®. Helping to prevent pressure sores, the long term comfort of a BRODA chair is like no other!

Infinitely adjustable tilt and recline provide superior positioning, helping to prevent slumping, sliding and falls

BRODA chairs offer incredible versatility and positioning unlike a geri-chair, such as

adjustable arm height, shoulder bolsters, legrest length, as well as removable arms, independent elevating legrest and more!



Are BRODA chairs expensive?

BRODA chairs are actually very affordable and offer incredible value!

Aiding in:   Pressure sore prevention

                 Fall prevention

                 Staff and resident injury prevention

                 Reducing time and cost of caregiver burden

                 Improving resident comfort and overall behavior

                 Cost savings with unsurpassed durability


            You can’t afford NOT to have BRODA in your facility!



Are BRODA chairs only for a specific type of user?

BRODA offers a variety of seating for various types of users: From Mobility chairs, Shower Commode, Tilt and Recline Positioning, Gliders to Bariatric, our chairs solve a wide variety of issues in Skilled Nursing, Hospice, Hospitals and More!



When would I use a BRODA chair?

BRODA chairs are used for a variety of needs beyond corrective positioning. A BRODA chair can be used for every day seating challenges as well as for difficult seating challenges. 
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