Bariatric Beds Increase Patient Comfort

Let's be honest. Weight gain and obesity have become serious problems across the country. With so many people gaining weight, it was necessary to increase the size of a few chairs. Advances in medical equipment followed, developing bariatric beds for patients who were uncomfortable in standard hospital beds.

There are now adjustable bariatric beds that have been developed specifically for overweight patients. This bed provides an enlarged bed area so taller people can sit more comfortably. The beds have been made sturdier and, on some models, even equipped with an electronic drive system, which makes it easier for medical staff to transport patients.

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There are special projects that help treat some of the common ailments that occur in overweight patients. This includes an adjustable mattress that the patient or doctor can use to adjust pressure points on the bed so that pressure ulcers are likely to occur. Air control also provides assistance in turning the patient to the side, as well as the ability to expand or lower the leg if necessary. Some beds also offer options that make lung therapy for the patient.

Bariatric beds usually have accessory ports provided directly on the bed. This allows the convenient connection of devices used in bariatric treatment. The need for patient lifts, air transfer and compression devices, and other equipment is quickly met, eliminating the need to place the bed near the required plug.

Some of these bed manufacturers go a step further with trapezoids designed to give patients the ability to move around and adapt to sitting alone in bed.