Gain & Maintain Independence
Did you know that 24% of people ages 65+ use a mobility device to remain active and perform activities of daily living (ADLs)?1 ADLs require varying levels of mobility. For example, preparing food, getting dressed, and maintaining personal hygiene can be difficult if you can’t move independently. A Broda wheelchair offers a high level of maneuverability within your home or outdoor environment. As a result, you can gain or maintain the independence you desire.
Spend More Time Out of Bed
Older hospitalized adults spend more than 80% of their day in bed.2 Surprisingly, this is true even for mobile patients. There is a disturbingly similar trend in long-term care. Because wheelchairs increase your tolerance for sitting for long periods of time, they help you spend more time actively enjoying your environment, and less time in bed. Likewise, you’ll have more energy for social interactions and activities of daily living.
Reduce Dependency on Caregivers
Using a Broda wheelchair can reduce your dependency on family members and other caregivers. Many of our reclining wheelchairs offer simple, “no-lift” transfers from your bed to your wheelchair, removing the need for mechanical lifts. If you prefer to self-propel with your hands or feet, then we can customize your pedal wheelchair with ergonomic adjustments to make your mobility comfortable.
Increase Quality of Life
Your ability to move about your environment and has significant bearings on your quality of life. Because this is true, we design our wheelchairs to go wherever you go. From a trip to the grocery store, to a visit with your grandkids, Broda enables you to move safely and comfortably without inhibition.
Achieve Essential Mobility
In summary, mobility with a Broda wheelchair can help increase your independence. If you have questions on where to find a Broda wheelchair, then contact us today!
- Gell, N. M., Wallace, R. B., LaCroix, A. Z., Mroz, T. M., & Patel, K. V. (2015). Mobility device use in older adults and incidence of falls and worry about falling: findings from the 2011-2012 national health and aging trends study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(5), 853–859. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13393
- Smart, D. A., Dermody, G., Coronado, M. E., & Wilson, M. (2018). Mobility Programs for the Hospitalized Older Adult: A Scoping Review. Gerontology & geriatric medicine, 4, 2333721418808146. https://doi.org/10.1177/2333721418808146