Auxiliary fulfills Ridgewood request

The latest request from Ridgewood Lodge was fulfilled with a presentation by the Princeton Hospital Auxiliary

Hospital Auxiliary president Laila Bird

Hospital Auxiliary president Laila Bird

The latest request from Ridgewood Lodge was fulfilled with a presentation by the Princeton Hospital Auxiliary last week.

The lodge requested the purchase of a BRODA® Chair in order to provide residents in their care with more comfort and freedom with mobility.

The BRODA® Chair uses a patented “Comfort Tension Seating® system, which reduces the heat and moisture build-up that leads to skin breakdown.”

The chair makes providing care for patients easier as it is equipped with tilt and recline abilities as well as being outfitted with fall prevention arms.

It is durable, maneuvers easily and can be used in numerous types of care including: long term, acute, transitional, bariatric and hospice.

“The best thing about the chair is it gives residents an opportunity to be mobile if they can’t,” said president of the auxiliary, Laila Bird. “A lot of residents are bedridden and this way they can come out of their rooms.”

The chair comes with a price tag of almost $4,000, but is well worth it, for what it provides. “The staff here love it too,” said treasurer, Virginia Brock.