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,
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
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,
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 Man Smiling

Bringing Back a High Quality of Life

We were at a loss with one of our residents who has frontal lobe dementia. The occupational therapist was unable to adjust his wheelchair properly to accommodate for his trunk lean.. He had stopped walking…He also had stopped feeding himself. He appeared to be in pain. We attempted to address the pain however any medication we used caused him to have increased behaviors. We knew this was all caused by the positioning in the wheelchair he was in. The occupational therapist finally called a Broda representative and they came up to fit the resident with a new wheelchair. Since then, the resident has now been walking again. He is feeding himself. He smiles and laughs like he used to. He is showing no signs of pain anymore. Thank you for producing a great product that brings quality of life back to our residents!

Kelly J.

Director of Nursing

Wisconsin, USA

Sashay Pedal Wheelchair

Reducing Sheer Force

We have found the Broda Pedal Wheelchair beneficial in reducing the need to use added restraints and even more it has improved out-of-bed positioning for our residents. The chair enables a resident’s position to be changed by tilting instead of reclining. This is beneficial in that changing position with tilting instead of reclining reduces the sheering forces in the areas of the sacrum, coccyx, and ischial tuberosities thus reducing the potential for skin integrity problems. The Pedal Chair also enables residents, with the ability, to be independently mobile while in a tilted position which decreases the fatigue of the trunk musculature by not having to support their upper body in a fully upright position all day.

Denise B.

Director of Rehab 

Pennsylvania, USA

Panorama of a happy nurse with a stethoscope covering an elderly man with a blanket

Easy to Use & Durable

We have two Broda chairs- one for a resident with Huntington’s Disease, and one for a resident with Parkinson’s Disease. The Huntington’s resident is severely spastic with uncontrolled movements. We have tried multiple chairs with lap restraints and lap belts with no avail. The resident had severe, injurious falls and has had no falls since the Broda placement. The chair for the Parkinson’s resident is used for comfort and he has had no discomfort since using the Broda chair. The staff really likes the Broda chairs. They are easy to use, adjust, roll, etc. They are excellent, durable chairs and we are very satisfied.

Kim K.

Georgia, 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

Rosetta Hoffmeyer and her grandchildren celebrate her 90th birthday

Comfort & Peace of Mind

“My grandmother spent the last few years of her life in the Broda Centric Positioning Wheelchair. This was a relief to see her out of bed and comfortable in her wheelchair throughout the day. When we visited we were able to easily push her around the care facility, chatting with her and the other residents. The functionality and simplicity of Broda clearly contributed to a better quality of life for my grandmother in her final years. A few years later this personal experience later led me to join Broda as Head of Marketing! “

Nick Hoffmeyer

Vice President of Marketing


Missouri, USA

Getting Out of Bed with a TBI

“My son has had a Broda chair for the past 8 years. He was 23 years old when he acquired his [Traumatic Brain Injury] from a motorcycle accident. The Broda chair has allowed him to be up out of bed on a daily basis. If not for his Broda, he wouldn’t be able to get out of bed because he has no truck control and cannot sit in other chairs for any extended periods.”


Michigan, 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.

Latitude Pedal Rocker

Dignity for a Down Syndrome Client

I had a client with a diagnosis of Down syndrome. He was unable to walk and had scooted on the floor his entire life. He had a significant pressure injury on his coccyx and was a safety concern for himself and others. An assessment was completed with the Latitude (Rocker) Wheelchair and it worked perfectly for him. He was able to recreate the same scooting movements he always had with the Latitude’s low seat surface height and the rocking engaged. Along with the pressure redistribution of the Comfort Tension Seating®, this allowed the injury to begin healing. It was so great to see him off the floor for the first time and his reaction let everyone know he was happy with his new wheelchair.

Kim McGrath

Regional Sales Manager

New Brunswick, CAN

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


Angel Care Medical

Ohio, USA

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