Welcome to Bariatric Specials.
Bariatric is more than just a weight issue. Many people that
are confined to a hospital bed may only weigh 120 lbs. but want a wider bed
with all the bells and whistles. Once a bed is wider than the traditional
36” bed it is considered Bariatric. In a Facility, Sleep Clinic,
Birthing Room or a Home Care situation your bed
does not have the appearance of a typical hospital bed.
With 1/3 of the population classified as obese, all facilities have to be prepared to handle this weight patient. You must look ahead and not wait until you are faced with this special patient. Using your existing equipment is not the best decision. Manufacturers’ specify a certain weight capacity that includes not only the weight of the patient but the weight of the mattress and the weight of the Frame as well. The proper bed is essential so that the Patient has more independence and a better quality of life. The caregiver or nurses are now equipped to deal with this special patient.
The bed is just one part of the puzzle and I have devoted this website to Bariatric products to make it easier to cut through the confusion.