Shower Chair Bariatric Daily Living

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hower Chair Bariatric, with a weight capacity of 320 kgs.  Wide and deep seating surface with durable aluminium frame with dual cross brace for added stability.  Backrest easily snaps into assembled seat frame with no tools required.  Contoured seat and backrest plus adjustable height legs.

Features:

  • Seat height from 16″to 20″
  • Seat depth x width 16.25″x17″
  • Product weight 5 kgs
  • Weight capacity 320 kgs

What Does Bariatric Mean?

The World Health Organization describes people who have a BMI greater than 30 as obese, and those having a BMI greater than 40 as severely obese (WHO, 2000). Other definitions of bariatric include overweight by more than 100-200 pounds or body weight greater then 300 pounds.

What Would Be Considered a Bariatric Weight?

Normal BMI ranges from 20-25. An individual is considered morbidly obese if he or she is 100 pounds over his/her ideal body weight, has a BMI of 40 or more, or 35 or more and experiencing obesity-related health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

What is bariatric equipment

Bariatric equipment is heavy duty equipment designed for larger or obese patients. Bariatric Equipment designs cater for the larger person and features increased weight capacities, heavy duty supports and wider widths.

Bariatric wheelchairs are designed to be stronger, sturdy, and larger to suit the needs of an obese person.

Most equipment defined as bariatric has a 300 – 900 pound weight limit – though there is not a specific width or designated weight limit that defines bariatric products.

Shower Chair Bariatric

Bariatric definition is anyone regardless of age, who has limitations in health and social care due to their weight, physical size, shape, width, health, mobility, tissue viability and environmental access with one or more of the following area’s:

  • Has a Body Mass Index (BMI) > 40 kg/m2 and or are 40kg above ideal weight for height (NICE 2004)
  • Exceeds the Working load limit (WLL) and dimensions of the support surface such as a bed, chair, wheelchair, couch, trolley, toilet, mattress.

Today, there are numerous types of bariatric aids available on the market to serve a number of purposes and assist an overweight person perform everyday tasks.

 

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