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Independence and Comfort Equipment for Bariatric Patients at Home

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When you are a caregiver assigned to helping a bariatric patient in the home environment, you should be aware of the needs of the patient and the tools you can use to promote greater independence and comfort. Whether your patient is in recovery from surgery or beginning a new regimen of treatment, using alternative options for care of overweight or obese patients can be beneficial to both you and the patient.

Everyday Equipment

Equipment that's designed for the routine needs of bariatric patients encourages independence and comfort during daily activities, giving the patient a chance to participate in their own treatment without continual help from a caregiver.

In the home environment, provide bariatric hospital commodes that can be accessed by the patient alone and changed later by a caregiver or loved one. Bariatric commodes require the patient to get out of bed, and they can be used either by the bedside or over an existing toilet. This simple tool encourages mobility and comfort for patients that may otherwise not be able to use a conventional toilet.

Lift equipment may be required for some patients to be used with a caregiver, in order to get out of bed. This is a requirement for some patients that cannot safety be handled by a caregiver. Lift equipment can be beneficial for patients with disabilities as well, as it can allow you to transfer patients to a seated position without being injured. Lift equipment provides the safest way of transferring your patient from a bed or chair to an upright position.

Bariatric mobility chairs or electric scooters may first be required for some patients in order to move within the home or outdoors. But electric chairs can often be supplemented with rollators, walkers, and canes. If your patient has some degree of mobility, rollators, walkers, or canes are the best way to elevate their independence. Better ambulatory health is required for improved respiration, circulation, and weight loss. So if you can incorporate a way for your patient to walk with balance and confidence, you are on the road to creating a healthier lifestyle for them at home. 

A healthy attitude is essential for bariatric treatment, so always try to incorporate as much equipment as you can into the home that elevates the level of comfort and independence for the patient. Because the home is often a place that can be difficult for overweight or obese patients to navigate, simple changes can make a considerable difference in the way they feel and live everyday. Start with installing a bariatric hospital commode.


13 May 2015