How To Order

All treatments, equipment, medications, etc. must be documented in the patient care plan before being given, placed or initiated. Healthcare facilities require written orders on their patients by Attending Physicians, Physical Therapists, Nurse Practitioners or other qualified care providers before the order/placement of medical equipment in that facility (such as a Broda chair!).

When to Use:

The benefits of Tilt-in-Space chairs are often medically necessary and prescribed;

1) To manage edema

2) To regulate spasticity

3) To decrease postural deviation

4) To realign posture and function

5) To improve transfer biomechanics

6) To prevent shear displacement (skin shearing)

7) To enhance visual orientation, speech, alertness, and arousal

8) For patients with range of motion limitations that prohibit a recline system

9) For accommodation and prevention of contractures and orthopedic deformities

10) To maintain a fixed seat to back angle for optimal positioning and pressure redistribution

11) For pressure redistribution that reduces the risk of pressure sores resulting in increased comfort and sitting tolerance

12) To improve physiological processes such as orthostatic hypotension, respiration, and bowel and bladder function

 

When Not to Use:

Caution should be taken with the use of Tilt and/or Recline when;

1) Using recline to position a patient as skin shearing can occur

2) The use of a Tilt-in-Space chair is not listed or indicated in the patients care plan

3) Adjusting/closing the back to seat angle to a point that it puts stress on the hip joints

4) The patient presents with a condition that may cause the use of Tilt-in-Space to become unsafe

5) An individual presents with an indwelling catheter as they may experience backflow of urine when using a tilt/recline system

6) An individual utilizes a leg bag or other type of collection device as leakage may occur when higher levels of tilt and/or recline are utilized

7) An individual regularly uses a tray to place items on. When tilted/reclined the items on the tray may slide off injuring the patient

 

 

"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

"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

"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.

"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