An ill-fitting wheelchair can put users at higher risk for medical problems and cause unwelcome injury, discomfort, and pain. Because every person has individual needs, the option to customize wheelchairs to fit those needs is essential.
Many seniors struggle with reduced mobility and functional capacity, but the right seating can improve their mobility and quality of life. A chair made for their needs promotes good posture and can reduce the risk of pain, fatigue, and other issues like skin breakdown or pressure sores. More than that, proper seating can improve food intake and respiratory function as well as boost social interaction.
Personal Health Requires Personal Solutions
While it might seem like healthcare solutions take a one-size-fits-all approach, each person’s health is anything but cookie-cutter. Patients seek personalized care, but they often fail to find it. This is where customization comes in: When people have tailored solutions, they enjoy more control over their health and, as a result, can feel more engaged and hopeful.
Each patient benefits when he or she can customize the features of a wheelchair. Customization options for Broda’s products prioritize user comfort and safety while allowing us to provide every person with a personalized experience — whether in a care facility, a hospital, or at home.
Broda Goes Above and Beyond
People considering a wheelchair from Broda can choose from a variety of sizes, colors, and additional accessories to create seating that fits their individual needs. Sometimes, however, those features aren’t quite enough to give every patient what’s necessary. That’s when we can make a difference.
We mold all of our frames and padding in-house, which means we can supply extra features beyond those listed on our website. For example, a customer with a leg contracture struggled to find the right chair on our website; we were able to remove the footrest and raise the seat level to provide a comfortable chair that was tailored to this customer’s specific needs.
We pride ourselves on creating products that go above and beyond in numerous ways:
1. Footrests and Leg Rests
Customized seating is essential for reducing the risk of discomfort or injury. We offer multiple footrest options, which makes it easier for caregivers to choose a fit for their patients — and one that works best for them, too. Our footrests can be removable or swing-away, and we’re also able to customize chairs to include an elevating leg rest.
Broda’s wheelchairs can be customized with a variety of padding packages. Our Slim Posture Padding offers a low-profile modular system with high-specification foam that is easy to attach to chairs. The slightly more advanced Additional Positioning Padding provides a fully modular system that also easily attaches to chairs. We are proud to offer padding packages for specific needs and conditions, too. Our Huntington’s Special Padding delivers enhanced safety and comfort to users who have Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and more.
3. Positioning Straps
As we’ve said, not every person is the same. We all have different body shapes, sizes, and even spinal curvatures. With adjustable positioning straps, Broda’s chairs can accommodate each person and increase patient safety while meeting the guidelines of a physician’s orders.
Mobility shouldn’t come at the expense of comfort, health, or independence. Every person has different needs, which is why a one-size-fits-all approach to health is destined to fail. Broda’s chairs and wheelchairs provide individuals with increased comfort and safety because they’re designed to fit our users.
Contact us to start customizing your chair today!