We have found the Pedal Chair 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.
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We have two Broda chairs- one for a resident with Huntington’s, and one for a resident with Parkinson’s. 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… Read more