How Bariatric Chairs Can Help Deal With Obesity

As you’ll know if you look after patients who are coping with obesity, it’s important to have the correct bariatric equipment. In addition to suitable beds and hoists, bariatric chairs can be a great help.
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Feb. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- Bariatric chairs come in several different varieties, so it’s important to choose the type that best fits your patient’s needs.

Nightingale Bariatric Solutions ( are NHS-approved suppliers of bariatric solutions, including mattresses, beds and chairs, for sale or rental. Here’s their quick guide to bariatric chairs, looking at the types of chair on offer and how they can help your patient – and help you, as their carer.

Static bariatric chairs

These are standard chairs that have been specially designed with consideration to the needs of patients coping with obesity. They provide greater comfort than normal, non-bariatric chairs, with features such as pressure-reducing cushions and the ability to vary the height of backrests and headrests.

Reclining bariatric chairs

Reclining bariatric chairs offer a great degree of manoeuvrability, helping reposition your patient to avoid putting undue pressure on problematic areas, and therefore helping with pressure area care. Often motorised to make each section easier to move and reposition, they allow you to rise and recline your patient as required, with fully-adjustable leg rests and reclining backs. Reclining bariatric chairs are perfect if your patient has existing pressure injuries, or is at risk of developing new ones. They also mean you patient can get the pressure area care they need without having to remain in bed.

Bariatric wheelchairs

If your patient has issues with mobility, and requires the assistance of a wheelchair, they may find a specially-designed bariatric wheelchair a real boon. Unlike standard wheelchairs, bariatric wheelchairs are specially designed to ensure most of the weight is carried by the rear wheels. This means you’ll find bariatric wheelchairs easier to move around, as well as being able to position your patient comfortably and safely.

Better for your patients – and better for you

In addition to ensuring your patient is comfortable, and to prevent the inflicting or exacerbation of pressure injuries, another great benefit of bariatric chairs is that they tend to be covered in removable, waterproof materials, so as a carer you’ll find them easy to clean and look after.

About Nightingale Bariatric Solutions

Nightingale offer a wide range of bariatric solutions, including chairs, beds, mattresses and hoists, for sale or rental across the UK. They offer a 24:7 service with a friendly, human response, and their services and products are all NHS-approved.

Find out more – contact Nightingale Bariatric Solutions 24:7 on 01978 660810, or or visit the website
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