An alarming amount of the population is overweight. People are living longer; some are on life saving medications causing retention of water and weight gain. Being disabled and lack of exercise is a large part of the problem. An obese person is more likely to end up in the Hospital and then be sent to a Nursing Home.
Are you prepared to handle this weight patient?
Bariatric not only applies to weight but also size. When a bed is needed other than a standard hospital bed of 36" it is automatically put into the Bariatric category. If you are a Hospital, Sleep Center, Nursing Facility or a Caregiver the problem is very real. A certain percentage of your patients will be this overweight patient and need special Bariatric equipment for the daily tasks of living. I have taken the time to research and gather the basic equipment that we all take for granted.
We Specialize in Bariatric Beds
Bariatric Hospital Beds with as much as 1200 pounds weight capacity. Hopefully you will never have to deal with that weight patient. Most Medical Facilities are upgrading their equipment just in case they have a seriously overweight patient. There are low beds that have an 800 lb weight capacity (8 from deck to floor) and will rise to 24, then add the height of the mattress. Other beds can also be used as Gurneys, expand from 39 in width to 48. Hospital Beds with and without Trendelenberg, Reverse and Cardio Chair options. There are different widths to Queen Size and different lengths. There are Overhead Trapezes attached to the bed, Battery Backups, Scales and many other options. Did you want the patient to exit from the foot of the bed? This feature is also available on some of our beds. Whatever your needs, we have the answer.
Big BoyzLow Bed
Tri FlexI I Burke Bed
The Big Boyz Trapeze is Durable Medical Equipment designed to provide the patient with assistance in changing body positions in addition to entering and exiting bed. The Big Boyz Trapeze has a fracture frame set-up, four (4) posted and bed mounted. This item provides the stability and security needed for the Bariatric population with a 1,000 lb. Patient Weight Capacity.
Special Extra Care Bed
This is a bed that for some patients will help them to enter and exit from the foot of the bed. This saves a lot of time and work trying to manage a patient of this size.
There are many different bed choices depending upon the manufacturer.