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Clinical Justification for Tilt-In-Space Mobility Chairs with low floor-to-Seat Heights and Caregiver activated rocking.

 

Criteria for Individuals who present with one or more of the following conditions:

 

A. Individuals who self-propel and are at risk for falls or injuries when using a non-tilting wheelchair

 

Justification:

Broda tilt-in-space mobility wheelchairs are designed to accommodate patients who self–propel and require the benefits of tilt-in-space. With a shortened seat height and front pivot point, our mobility chairs provide proper foot to floor placement which places individuals in an ergonomically correct position for self-propulsion. Tilting the seating surface in a posterior direction maximizes the bodies weight and gravity, allowing the patient to remain seated, upright and engaged in functional activities. Leaning the patient in a posterior direction provides proper seating alignment, decreasing patient fatigue, and postural deviations.  Patient falls can be significantly reduced by the decrease in postural deviations and improvement of postural support and stability,

B. Mild agitation and/or tendency to rock
Justification:

The Pedal Rocker provides a caregiver activated gentle rocking motion that helps to calm agitation and create a soothing effect on the patient. The low adjustable seat to floor height allows for a proper foot on floor position, enabling the resident to maintain the freedom of mobility.

 

C. Mild Rigidity
Justification:

The rocking motion of the Pedal Rocker helps to absorb rigid movements to enhance the comfort and safety of the resident. Additionally, the rocking tension can be adjusted by the caregiver to accommodate the changing position of the resident.

"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

"The Broda Revive Tilt and Recline Shower Commode meets our patient's needs. He indicates he feels safe and his own care each morning. He is safe at all times while in the chair, and the caregivers are safe at all times while providing his care. All staff report being pleased with the commode and find it much easier to assist him."

Pam, Director of Nursing

We have not had any skin breakdown with our residents in 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.

Jaclyn A., OTR/L Director of Occupational Therapy |New Hartford, NY

"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

"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