One of the hardest parts of aging comes when seniors begin to struggle with tasks that once felt so easy. Activities of daily living, or ADLs, such as eating, bathing, spending time with friends and loved ones, and sometimes even getting out of bed can suddenly become challenging — especially when their mobility is limited.
When things that have been routine for so long feel out of reach or impossible, seniors’ quality of life understandably feels diminished. These feelings can cause seniors to close themselves off to the rest of the world.
This sense of isolation doesn’t need to last, though. Having the right seating can make all the difference. Wheelchairs play a considerable role in keeping homebound seniors’ lives not only livable but also vibrant — and Broda’s chairs are the best on the market.
How Broda Makes a Difference for Homebound Seniors
According to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, nearly 2 million people age 65 and older rarely or never leave their homes. On top of that, roughly 6 million more are “semi-homebound,” which means they struggle to leave their homes or can only do so with assistance.
Even at home, things aren’t easy for seniors who suffer from limited mobility and depend on wheelchairs. Showers often aren’t wide enough for chairs and lack roll-in access, countertops are sometimes too high to reach while using a wheelchair, stairs present obstacles for seniors in homes without ramps, and hallways and corners can be too tight for chairs to navigate.
Broda’s products are built with these challenges in mind. Here are four traits that make Broda’s chairs and wheelchairs the best option for homebound seniors:
At Broda, we build comfortable wheelchairs. Thanks to our special Comfort Tension Strapping System that adjusts to each user’s size and weight, Broda’s chairs reduce heat and moisture buildup by allowing proper air circulation. They evenly distribute a users’ weight, improving blood flow while preventing skin breakdown.
Homebound seniors can use our wheelchairs for longer periods of time without discomfort. They’re able to move about their houses more easily and perform ADLs thanks to removable, swing-away armrests. They’re also not limited by straps because our strapping system conforms to users’ bodies.
Broda’s tilt-in-space wheelchairs also give homebound seniors better mobility. Their mobility functions allow users to propel themselves by maximizing gravity and bodyweight. Because our chairs keep them seated in an upright and engaged position, they can go about their daily lives with freedom and independence.
When seniors have quality seating, they’re less fatigued and suffer less from posture-related issues because their seating gives them the necessary support and stability. Blood flow, oxygenation, and organ function are also improved because of increased mobility and better posture opening users’ lungs. Best of all, Broda’s chairs and wheelchairs enable seniors to relieve and manage their pain effectively.
Our mobility wheelchairs are made with rocking capabilities to absorb any stiff movements and ensure user safety. Broda’s tilt-in-space wheelchairs are designed to serve people who propel themselves, which is something most homebound seniors do.
The height-adjustable armrests support users and let them easily adjust their positions, preventing discomfort and allowing safe, independent movement. Homebound seniors who use Broda’s mobility wheelchairs can engage freely with their surroundings and live their lives to the fullest — without worrying about the safety concerns that accompany more basic geriatric chairs.
Broda’s products, above all else, endure. While some wheelchairs might have a lower upfront cost, their lasting power can’t compare to Broda’s chairs. All users have different body types, which is why our custom-made chairs are designed to meet the needs of every homebound senior while standing the test of time.
Our wheelchairs can accommodate users with an array of needs. For people up to 600 pounds, our tilt wheelchairs evenly redistribute pressure. Our chairs are also built for users who have condition-specific seating needs. Seniors who have Huntington’s disease, for example, can rely on our specially padded chairs to stay stable and resist tremors.
Homebound seniors shouldn’t have to settle for limited lives. They deserve to feel safe and supported by their seating while performing their daily activities independently. Beyond that, they deserve the happiness that comes from this freedom — Broda’s chairs help them do just this.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our seating options and how they can make a difference in your life or that of a loved one.