Bariatric ObesityWith obesity continuing to be a growing problem in the United States, the need for quality bariatric care is also on the rise.

Bariatric care (specialized care for obese patients typically weighing over 350 pounds) is a specialized level of service for residents needing assistance with everyday tasks that become more difficult with weight problems. 

These tasks may include getting up from bed or a chair, using the restroom, bathing, or simply getting down the hallway to visit friends.

Roughly 40 percent of the American adult population is obese (BMI of 30 or greater), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This number has increased in the past decade, meaning a larger number of people are falling into the bariatric category and will need specialized care as they turn to skilled nursing care communities or short-term care facilities.

Embassy Healthcare staff are specially trained in caring for community residents or short-term patients recovering from surgery or injury. Our facilities are equipped with bariatric bed and lift machines to help those who need assistance.

Bariatric residents and patients are susceptible to a number of health issues that require special monitoring and evaluation, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Skin infections
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders

Communities offering specialized amenities and trained staff for bariatric patients benefit the obese population by helping limit further injury due to mobility concerns, as well as giving them healthy choices on nutrition and lifestyle that can make significant strides in their overall health. 

For more information on Embassy Healthcare communities and bariatric care services, call 888-975-1379, schedule a tour of our facilities or contact us online.