With the number of obese Americans quickly increasing, the need is growing greatly for bariatric equipment availability. At New England Surgical, we pay close attention to the bariatric equipment we provide, looking specifically at needs and limitations of our obese patients. Our bariatric equipment including hospital beds, commodes, walking aids and wheelchairs must meet a certain criteria which you can also look for during your search for the right products for your or your loved one.
Support is a key factor in all home medical devices, but especially important for bariatric patients. The bariatric home medical equipment must support the patient’s body by distributing their weight evenly. It must also be strong enough to support the total weight of the patient to avoid the device wearing out quickly or suddenly breaking while the device is in use.
Another key factor is comfort. If the patient is not comfortable using the equipment, they will either not use the equipment or use it improperly, causing the equipment to wear out quickly. Discomfort could also indicate the beginnings of a sore which could lead to more medical problems.
Learn more about our bariatric equipment below: