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ClearPath 2-in-1 Mobility & Positioning Chair Sets New Standard for Long-Term Care Seating

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 General News J E 4
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Broda Seating Marks 30-year Anniversary with ClearPath

KITCHENER, Ontario and TORONTO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Broda Seating today announced ClearPath™, a two-in-one Mobility and Positioning Chair designed to aid in the treatment and management of long-term nursing facility residents. Immediately available to distributors in Canada and the United States, Broda will showcase ClearPath at the upcoming CAOT Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and the NADONA 2011 Conference in Kissimmee, Florida.

Representing the long-term care industry's first two-in-one mobility and positioning chair, ClearPath adapts to a resident's changing needs by quickly and easily evolving from a mobility chair that enables self-propulsion into a positioning chair. For residents progressing from ambulatory to non-ambulatory care, the caregiver only needs to raise the seat height, add a full elevating leg rest, back recline, and wings to change ClearPath from a mobility into a positioning model.

Moreover, since the chair can convert back into a mobility chair, ClearPath also accommodates multiple patient needs while addressing facility storage space constraints and tight operational budgets. The combination of mobility and positioning functions in one chair can save up to 25 percent on facility costs.

"ClearPath resolves issues regularly faced by long-term facility managers in providing their residents with quality seating that is cost-effective and safe yet comfortable," said Broda CEO David Heap. "ClearPath is designed to help a facility better address the evolving needs of its residents while also saving the facility cost and space."

With ClearPath, Broda celebrates its 30-year standing as a leading supplier of seating that imparts superior pressure redistribution. Broda has created a new standard that represents an evolution of comfort for the company, pushing testing results higher for seating relief over longer durations. As such, ClearPath is designed with an infinitely adjustable tilt and recline and incorporates Broda's new TPU Comfort Technology, a patent-pending contouring surface and chair support system.

"Already widely used in the medical industry, TPU is a high performance polymer noted for its outstanding toughness and durability and its resistance to abrasion and UV-light," said Heap.  "TPU is also waterproof; flame retardant; and is resistant to bacteria and fungus."

Among the many benefits of Broda's ClearPath with TPU Comfort Technology are: improved air circulation, reducing heat and moisture buildup to aid against skin breakdown; excellent memory retention and long-term durability; effortless maintenance and it's easy to clean.

According to Heap, the chair's versatility also improves the resident's ability to interact with others and gives the caregiver better maneuverability and adjustability. "With ClearPath, the resident experiences fewer transfers, enabling dining and the enjoyment of other activities all from the same chair."

Additional ClearPath features include: an up to 45-degree back recline for improved pressure redistribution; a front pivot seat tilt that encourages foot on floor positioning; adjustable armrests and seat depth; as well as a length-adjustable leg rest.

ClearPath is immediately available. For pricing and distributor information, contact Broda Seating at: 1.800.668.0637; sales@brodaseating.com; or www.seatingisbelieving.com.

About Broda Seating

With its focus on providing the highest level in comfort to result in the highest quality of life since 1981, Broda Seating continues to manufacture a complete line of seating options for long-term care patients. A recognized supplier of chairs that impart superior pressure redistribution to aid in the prevention of skin degradation, Broda's patented Comfort Tension Seating™ and patent-pending TPU Comfort Technology™ offer industry-leading long-term care comfort seating for a broad range of options, including Positioning, Mobility, Gliders, Shower Commode, and Bariatric chairs. www.seatingisbelieving.com

Media Contact:Tricia BoudreauBroda Seating Marketing Managertricia.boudreau@brodaseating.com1.800.668.0637, ext 226www.seatingisbelieving.com

SOURCE Broda Seating

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