Bariatric Reclining Chairs
Posted on February 08 2012
Bariatric reclining chairs present an opportunity for individuals suffering from obesity to be comfortable and well supported through rest and regular activity. Many commercially available products are not designed with the obese in mind leaving the individual at risk for falls or over-exertion. Many patients struggle with excessive weight and deserve the same support and comfort offered to other individuals.
There are a few basic differences considered in the development and manufacture of bariatric reclining chairs. The major challenges to overcome are weight, width, and height requirements. As implied by obesity, weight support and distribution is a primary concern for properly functioning bariatric equipment. Usually, this means that the product must support a minimum of 250-300 lbs comfortably. Many of these products offer support up to 400 lbs and beyond. Increased weight is typically correlated with increased size as well. This means that bariatric reclining chairs must be designed to accommodate larger frames in both width and height dimensions. Extra allowances for these measurements are included in the design of bariatric products.
There are many causes of obesity, and persons carrying excessive weight should be granted the ability to be comfortable and function as well as other patients. Obesity itself presents particular discomfort and challenges that already tax the individual like mobility and extreme stress on the body. Bariatric reclining chairs, whether used for sitting, resting, showering, or toileting can help to reduce this stress and provide an opportunity for these patients to enjoy comfort, relief, and increased mobility.
View various bariatric reclining chairs and other bariatric products available through Mountainside Medical Equipment online today, and receive the most affordable pricing possible. For additional information feel free to contact a friendly customer service representative by phone at 1-888-687-4334.