In order to help prevent falls, the resident must feel comfortable in their chair. This will help prevent slumping and sliding or trying to get out of the chair. Broda’s Comfort Tension Seating® system aids in long-term comfort and pressure redistribution, providing the ultimate comfortable experience for the resident.
The infinitely adjustable tilt in space feature on our chairs, along with back recline on some models, helps properly and comfortably position the resident to assist with fall prevention without the use of restraints.
All Broda chairs are an excellent fit for No-Fall programs within facilities for ambulatory or non-ambulatory residents.
For Mobile Patients
The Pedal chair (which has up to 18° tilt) has a front pivot seat tilt, allowing for a proper foot on floor position for propelling even when tilted – which encourages safe mobility and independence and is excellent for fall prevention.
Proper seat to floor height is essential for fall prevention of ambulatory residents. If the seat height is too tall, the resident may try to slide forward in the chair in order to reach the floor with their feet – causing falls. The Pedal Chair has adjustable seat heights which allow for safe foot propelling.
The comfortable seating surfaces and tilt keeps residents comfortably positioned in the chair. The tilt reduces risk of slumping and sliding, and improved patient comfort can help reduce need for trying to get out of chair.
For Non-Mobile Patients
The tilt-in-space function as well as recline on some models can often eliminate the need for restraints such as a seat belt, and is safer than a non-tilt in space wheelchair for people who are at risk of falling out of a wheelchair.
The tilt design also reduces risk of slumping and sliding, and keeps resident at an ideal head or hips angle. This improved patient comfort can help reduce need for trying to get out of chair.
Height-adjustable armrests keep residents properly and comfortably positioned, helping to eliminate slouching or slumping to contact armrests that are too low, and thus helping to prevent falls.
The adjustlable footrest/legrest provides optimal foot support to help prevent sliding to contact the footrests. The length is adjustable to accommodate residents of varying leg lengths.
For Mobile Residents Who Are Quickly Progressing to Non-Mobile
Determining proper seating for mobile residents who may be quickly progressing to a non-mobile state can present a challenge. While often the goal is to help maintain resident mobility for as long as possible, caregivers often find that within a short period of time, the resident may need a different chair that will accommodate the different needs of a non ambulatory resident who is further progressing. This can be quite costly.
The Broda Midline Full Recliner, may help address this challenge. Its versatility can accommodate a wide variety of needs as well as budgets. It accommodates non mobile residents as it has 90° of recline, 38° of tilt and an elevating legrest with adjustable footrest all of which will aid in positioning, and help to prevent falls.
However, it can also accommodate mobile residents, as the legrest portion is removable, allowing for the resident to propel with their feet. The seat to floor height is adjustable (17” to 22”) with a front pivot tilt, to allow a proper foot on floor position for safe propelling even while tilted. (The height of the resident will need to be considered to determine if this option is suitable.) Once the resident is no longer mobile, the legrest can be reinstalled and the seat height adjusted to the desired height if necessary.