Celebrating Four Decades of Comfort

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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.”

Kevin Hedrington,
Owner
Battle Buddy Mobility
Michigan, USA

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.” 

Mike McAdams, ATP, COTA,
Assistive Technology Professional, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

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.

Brian Peacock, ATP,
Sales Development Representative
Broda
Texas, USA

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”

Kevin Hedrington,
Owner
Battle Buddy Mobility
Michigan, USA

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.

Brian Murphy,
Executive Director
Mountain View Care Center
Arizona, USA

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.

Gary Y. G. Wong, RRT, MBA,
Director of Respiratory Services
Islands Skilled Nursing
Hawaii, USA
Elderly woman receives hug from daughter

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.

Health visitor and a senior woman.

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.

Jaclyn A., OTR/L

Director of Occupational Therapy 

New York, USA

Man in burgundy shirt sits next to beautiful water scene with mountains in blue Synthesis Positioning Wheelchair

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.”

Amy T.

Family Member

California, USA

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.”

Dan Halas

President

Angel Care Medical

Ohio, USA

Blue Broda wheelchair on an outside balcony

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.

Jay

Caregiver

Ohio, USA

Aged married couple holding hands

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.

Dick B.

Family Member

Manor Care Health Services

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!

Shauna Nelson

Manor Care Health Services

Fargo, ND

Friendly relationship between caregiver and happy eldery woman d

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.

Facility Administrator

Minnesota, USA

Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury

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.  

Richard A. Watt, OTR/L, ATP

Assistive Technology Coordinator

Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury

New York, USA


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