Our Bariatric program was developed for the comfort and security of bariatric residents. Our caregivers have extensive training and experience in providing compassionate, high-quality care for the bariatric resident. We will meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial and nutritional needs of our residents.
There is a current growing morbidly obese elderly population, equaling more than 10% over the age of 70 years old. These patients require a skilled nursing facility that has the expertise to address psychological evaluation and behavior modification, as well as physical co-morbidities.
Our facility leads the industry in understanding bariatric practices. We are able to recognize and manage the needs of bariatric patients. We continue to strive to provide improvement in the medical and clinical standards that provide quality of life to bariatric patients.
Specialized equipment to include:
- Stryker Beds
- Portable shower chair to accommodate weight
Bariatric Services include:
Social Worker that is trained in bariatric as it applies to psychological evaluation and behavior modification. Management of a support group.
Physical and Occupational therapies as appropriate for optimal level of functioning.
Dietician support on a monthly basis to include nutritional education to residents.
Access to onsite dialysis care to eliminate transportation difficulties, associated costs and discomfort.
Appropriate clinical staffing - 3-4 person transfers