Optimum Positioning Chair

Optimum Positioning Chair

  • Broda Chair
  • Tilt in Space Recliner
  • Optimum Recliner
  • Optimum Mobility and Comfort
  • Hospice Recliner

MODEL 1400 – Optimum Tilt in Space Positioning Chair

Comfort, Positioning, and Pressure Management.

  • Adjustable seat depth for proper fitting. Layered density foam seat construction improves comfort and pressure management.
  • Adjustable backrest recline with lumbar support; upper backrest removes to aid in re-positioning, back-care, lift sling placement and transfers.
  • Adjustable tilt-in-space reduces sliding & slumping, redistributes pressure, and enhances comfort.
  • Adjustable, independently operated elevating leg rest with adjustable foot support.
  • Adjustable height arms w/polyurethane armrests for proper fitting and comfort.  Arms drop below seat for lateral transfers.
  • Five inch non-marking casters (rear total-lock casters, 1 front directional lock and 1 swivel). (24” wheelchair wheel option available).
  • Back and seat recline together to 30 degrees.
  • Back reclines INDEPENDENTLY to 35 degrees.
  • Available in 18″, 20”, 22″ & 24″ seat width.
  • New Pressure Redistributing Cushion.
  • Lifetime warranty on welded steel frame.
  • Pressure Management Cushion standard on all chairs.

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The Optimum Positioning Chair offers a nearly limitless range of adjustments that make proper resident positioning easier. The tilt-in-space design features an adjustable seat depth and independently operated adjustable elevating leg rest with adjustable foot support. Even the armrests are height adjustable for a perfect fit. An adjustable reclining back accepts a variety of trunk and head positioning options. Drop-arms and a removable backrest facilitate safer lateral transfers and protect the caregiver and resident from injuries that can be costly to long term care facilities.

The new Optimum Tilt in Space Recliner has evolved to make care giving easier, safer, and more cost effective.  Multi-density cushions redistribute pressure for superior comfort and better decubitus prevention during extended periods of sitting.  The patient lift compatible design, removable upper back and drop arms reduce the risk of caregiver injury during transfers.  A range of seat widths, options, and positioning accessories make configuring a chair to individual needs easier.  Numerous positioning accessories make the Optimum Positioning Chair ideal in Hospice and Palliative Care while easy chair adjustments allow Long Term Care Facilities to reassign this chair.  All Optimums come standard with the new Pre-Cure Pressure Redistributing Cushion which aids in prevention of pressure sores. The Optimum’s easy adjustments and new supportive cushion system make it the optimal tilt in space recliner for seniors living in long term care facilities.

The Optimum Tilt in Space Positioning Chair is available in a variety of Crypton and vinyl leatherette fabrics that will complement any decor while preventing liquids from soaking into the chair.


  • 1P-08 Deluxe Positioning Package: AB-07 Cervical Support, AB-06 Shoulder Supports, AB-05 Lateral Trunk Supports.
  • 1P-02 Mobility Package: 24″ Rear Wheels with locks and rear anti tips.
  • 1P-04 Utility Package: AC-01 Molded Lap Tray, AB-07 Cervical Support.
  • 1P-06 Deluxe Package 2: 1P-02 Mobility and 1P-04 Utility Packages.
  • 1P-07 Deluxe Package 3: 1P-02 Mobility and 1P-01B Deluxe Packages.

1P-01B Positioning Package

1P-02 Mobility Package

AB-05 6″ Adjustable Lateral Support

AB-06 Adjustable Shoulder Supports

AB-07 Cervical Pillow

AB-12 Adjustable Lateral Supports

AE-01 IV Pole

AD-02 Leg Supports

Contoured Wheelchair Headrest Wheelchair Tray Wheelchair Safety Belt Parineal Abductor Mat

AB-08 Contoured Headrest

AC-01 Molded Activity Tray

AA-05 Safety Belt

RA-19 Parineal Abductor Mat



  • Seat depth adjusts effortlessly from 15” to 19” (38 to 48cm), even when the chair is occupied
  • Gas cylinder assisted tilt angle makes adjustments easier
  • Integrated pelvic safety anchoring points
  • Pressure Management Cushion standard on every chair.


  • Upper back section is removable providing better access for transfers, repositioning, lifter sling placement and resident care
  • Lower back cushion supports resident’s lumbar area
  • Gas cylinder assisted adjustable recline.


  • Arms drop to create uninterrupted surface for lateral transfers
  • Armrest height adjusts from 0” to 11” (0 to 28cm) for proper positioning
  • Wide soft padded armrest reduces skin pressure and friction
  • Fully cushioned side panels prevent direct contact of thighs and buttocks with metal parts

Optimum Positioning Chair Sizes & Specifications

Model 1400-18 1400-20 1400-22 1400-24
Overall width 23 1/2″ / 60cm 26 1/2″ / 67cm 29 1/4″ / 74cm
Overall width (1P-02 Mobility package) 27 1/2″ / 70cm 32 1/2″ / 83cm 35 3/4″ / 91cm
Overall length (upright w/legrest retracted) 38″ / 97cm
Overall length (reclined & tilted w/legrest extended) 68″ / 173cm
Overall height (upright w/legrest retracted) 48 1/4″ / 123cm
Seat to Floor Height 20 1/2″ / 52cm
Seat width between armrests 17 1/2″ / 45cm 20 1/2″ / 52cm 22″ / 56cm 24″ / 61cm
Seat Depth 15 1/2″ to 19″ / 39 to 48cm
Backrest Height from Seat 29 1/2″ / 75cm
Lower Backrest Height from Seat 16″ / 41cm
Leg rest length from seat deck (no elevation) 17″ / 43cm
Leg rest length extension 6″ / 15cm
Armrests Height 0 to 8 1/2″ / 0 to 22 cm (0 to 11″ / 28 cm with AA-03 option)
Maximum Tilt 30˚
Seat / Backrest Angle 102˚ to 145˚
Total Weight w/o Accessories 85lbs / 39kg 90lbs / 41kg 95lbs / 43kg
Weight Capacity 300lbs / 136kg 450lbs / 204kg

Fabric Options

Stocked Healthcare Grade Vinyls

Contract grade leatherette upholstery standard, Crypton™ fabric available.


Burgundy Cabernet


Deep Sapphire Blue


Additional Vinyls:

Additional Cryptons: