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1. Change in Condition

As the patient’s condition progresses/changes, it is important that they are reassessed to assure they continue to use equipment that will meet their needs, provide them comfort and keep them safe. The need for reassessment can be identified by:

• A decrease in sitting tolerance

• Increased risk for/or development of pressure ulcers

• Decreased ability to self-ambulate and/or self-propel

• Implementing use of restraints to keep patient seated safely

• Increase in postural deviations such as; head drop, lateral lean, slumping and sliding forward while seated

HSP Package Synthesis side recline
Synthesis Tilt Recliner with Huntington’s Special Padding 
2. Change in Medication (dosage, frequency, etc.)

Patients that are utilizing equipment that no longer meets their needs can result in symptoms and conditions that may cause a change in the use of medications. This can be identified by verbal and non-verbal cues such as:

• Increased reports of pain

• Complaints of new pain

• Behavior changes due to discomfort, pain, and inability to verbalize need

• Increased symptoms such as; swelling of the upper and lower extremities, numbness of the upper and lower extremities, back pain and hip pain

• Increase in use of pain, psychotropic and other medications due to the above

Synthesis Transport Chair recline
Synthesis Transport Chair
3. Behavioral changes (frustration, aggression, etc.)

Prolonged discomfort can cause increased pain and exasperate other symptoms facilitating a change in the patient’s behavior. For patients who are unable to verbalize their need, these changes may show in the form of frustration or aggression. This can be identified by verbal and non-verbal cues such as:

• New or increased signs of aggression

• New or increased episodes of frustration

• Increased attempts to exit the chair increasing fall risk

• Behavioral changes such as aggression, crying, yelling etc.

• Implementing use of restraints to keep patient seated safely

• Increase in use of psychotropic medications (to calm patient)

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Latitude Pedal Rocker
4. Increased Time in Bed (Decrease in ADLs and Social Interactions)

The patient’s sitting tolerance and ability to socialize may change due to using a wheelchair that no longer meets their needs. Over time, modular seating systems no longer provide the comfort they once did. When patients become uncomfortable sitting in their wheelchair they begin to spend more time in bed potentially increasing their risk for pressure ulcers, fall risks, and other issues. This can be identified by verbal and non-verbal cues such as:

• Increased pain

• Increase in use of pain and psychotropic medications

• More time spent in bed, inability to socialize (resulting in isolation and depression)

• Postural changes such as slumping, sliding and lateral lean while seated

• Increased symptoms such as; swelling of the upper and lower extremities, numbness of the upper and lower extremities, back pain and hip pain

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"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 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

"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 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.

"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