Real Stories, Real Comfort
Exceptional Growth with Broda Transport Wheelchairs
Kevin Hedrington knows what it’s like to experience accessibility challenges. As a disabled veteran, Kevin decided to start a business offering friendly, reliable non-emergency medical transportation for the people of his home city, Battle Creek, Michigan. For his business, he uses the Synthesis Transport Wheelchair. “It fits the need for a travel wheelchair at a quality much higher than other WC19 certified wheelchairs.”
Much Better Than a Geri Chair
Mike McAdams, ATP has over 24 years of experience in skilled nursing and long-term care. “Skilled nursing has too many basic, generic solutions, like geri chairs, that do more harm than good. If you had chairs like Broda offers with infinite adjustability and positioning pads, you’d be able to alter them from patient to patient and meet each person’s specific needs. Each Broda wheelchair lasts for so many years and can be repurposed for multiple patients.”
A Full-Circle Career with Broda
Brian Peacock is a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) who now serves as a Broda Sales Development Representative in Texas. In his former roles, Brian has successfully used the Encore Rehab wheelchair for his clients and seen phenomenal results. With its comfortable design and easy-to-use customizations, Brian has seen many people regain their independence and quality of life.
Exceptional Growth with Broda Transport Wheelchairs
Kevin Hedrington knows what it’s like to experience accessibility challenges. As a disabled veteran, Kevin decided to start a business offering friendly, reliable, non-emergency medical transportation for the people of his home city, Battle Creek, Michigan. For his business, he uses the Synthesis Transport Wheelchair because “It fits the need for a travel wheelchair at a quality much higher than other WC19 certified wheelchairs”
Saving 75% on NEMT Costs
When it comes to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) in long-term care, many facility administrators find themselves paying an arm and a leg. This was certainly the case for Brian Murphy during his time as the Executive Director of Mountain View Care Center, a skilled nursing facility (SNF) in Tuscon, AZ. His costs were high and his residents were being transported via gurney rather than in a comfortable transport wheelchair. With Broda, he helped his facility save 75% on NEMT.
Improving Seating Tolerance Like No Other
“With the design of the Comfort Tension Seating® system of the Broda line of wheelchairs, the patient experience and quality of life in our facility has improved with the tolerance of being able to sit for longer periods to enjoy getting rehab care and doing activities away from the bedside. Broda’s Synthesis Positioning Wheelchair with the adjustable seat tilt and back recline features helped these patients develop a tolerance for sitting, a feature unavailable in a standard bedside geriatric or reclining chair.”
Total Comfort, Less Anxiety, & Increased Mobility
My mother has osteoporosis and arthritis with muscle weakness and bone and joint discomfort. Since she received this new Broda Encore Pedal Wheelchair with dynamic rocking, she has total comfort and less anxiety with increased mobility. We hope to see muscle and bone strengthening as she lost her ability to ambulate more than a few steps on her good days these last few months. She is legally blind, seeing only light and dark these last 2 years. She just celebrated her 96th birthday and lived alone until age 93. This chair has met her very important needs of comfort, safety, strengthening, mobility.
No Problems with Skin Integrity After Broda
We have not had any skin breakdown with our residents in the Broda Tilt Recliner chairs 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 the chair in a tilt and/or recline position for pressure relief.
Vacation Freedom with Broda
“My brother who has ALS is completely paralyzed. We had a dream of taking him to his summer home in Vermont. The Synthesis [Positioning Wheelchair] went above and beyond to provide him with a comfortable wheelchair that allowed him to enjoy everything he wanted, including visiting with friends, hanging out at our boathouse, and even going on the boat itself! It was a nice change of pace over having to stay in bed all day.”
Angel Care Medical
Angel Care prides itself on partnering with key manufacturers, like Broda who have quality products. “It’s really all about our products and service first…Typically, what you’ll see in Hospice and long-term care, it’s the cheapest product you can get just so the facility generates more revenue. But that also can have a negative impact on their quality outcomes so, at Angel Care, we try to always offer higher quality products and service that provides facilities with better outcomes for those facilities and our community over the long term.”
Increasing Quality of Life at School
I work with a young man named Mason. Mason is 19 years old and has had his Broda chair for approximately two and a half years. The Broda chair is what I would consider as life-changing for him. It has been a positive and significant influence in Mason’s quality of life here at school.
Broda Kept My Wife Comfortable
My wife was in a nursing home for more than 5 years battling with Alzheimer’s. During her last years, she couldn’t move or get in/out of bed…As a result of her condition, she needed a very comfortable wheelchair. I checked with Medicare and they only covered stiff, straight-up, non-padded wheelchairs. My wife’s caring facility got her a Broda…which I paid a monthly fee for rental. After less than a year, I decided to purchase the wheelchair for my wife to keep her comfortable. During her last year, she was very comfortable in her padded Broda Midline Chair. I would highly recommend this Broda product to anyone who is in need of a very comfortable wheelchair in a nursing home, senior care facility, or even at home.
Our Patients Love the Bariatric Options
We’ve experienced a recent demand for bariatric care products. The Broda Revive Bariatric Shower Chair is exactly what we needed for our patients. It is a safe and comfortable seating system that is able to accommodate a weight of up to 800 lbs. The transition from bed to chair allows for ease in transfers due to the tilt in space/recline feature. The shower chair also doubles as a commode, so pts. don’t have to make two separate transfers. The strapping material and frame of the model makes for ease in cleaning also. Our patients love the chair!
Hope for My Alzheimer’s Patient
We have a woman in our facility with Alzheimer’s Disease who was slumping forward in her chair with her head in her lap. She was very uncomfortable and had become unsociable and extremely grumpy. We placed her in the Broda Pedal chair and were amazed at the immediate change in her disposition. She not only sat upright, but she started pedaling around in the chair. She had such an improvement in her posture and attitude and we were able to reduce her medication dosage.
Nothing Works Better than Broda
I have been using Broda wheelchairs for over 20 years in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and geriatric in-patient settings. I have used Broda wheelchairs with clients who have needed this flexible support and I have been happy with the results. There are no other options that work better than Broda wheelchairs for clients with extreme, non-purposeful movement.
For over 40 years, Broda has contributed to improving the lives of thousands upon thousands of individuals from all walks of life. We are not only providers of medical equipment. We provide comfort, time with family, and the ability to do what matters most to you.
In the 1990’s, Broda was featured as an advancement in medical technology on the American Medical Review with Charlton Heston. Many of the things that made Broda great in the past continue on today. Watch this treasure from our Broda media archives, featuring a presentation from one of our founders, Stephen Brotherston.
In 2019, Broda launched our innovative Encore wheelchairs. These wheelchairs were designed to be comfortable and ergonomic mobility solutions, configurable for all types of mobility and rehab needs. Check out our original video introduction for this life-changing chair.
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