Caring for plus size patients is a substantial and increasingly necessary challenge for today’s healthcare providers. This is especially so in the hospital environment, where the increasing population of larger patients places considerable pressure on available resources.
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We help you:
- Improve care efficiency and safety
- Promote patient comfort and dignity
- Respond to changing need with operational freedom
Meet our patients
Plus size care in hospital, a patient perspective
Plus size patients may worry about whether their shape or size may inconvenience staff and other patients, or lead to care delays or equipment failure.
39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese¹. The increase in obesity is placing healthcare facilities under serious pressure, straining caregiving resources and driving up costs.
Design for sufficient space
Planning for proper space for people and equipment is even more important when it comes to caring for plus size patients. The key is to design for sufficient space early in the planning of a new facility, and to help you with this we have developed the Arjo Guide for Architects and Planners. This resource is completely free and can be accessed any time.
Equipped with the right solutions, care facilities have the ability to improve the quality of care and safety for both patients and caregivers. To help facilities have rapid access to bariatric product solutions, we offer a rental programme that can be tailored to meet your needs. Our Bariatric Room Solutions range from a single product to a full package, offered as an ad-hoc rental or a customised rental contract.