Choosing Equipment for the Heavier User - Bariatric Products
If you are simply looking for products that will support a user who is a little heavier than the average weight specified by most mobility products then the following might be of interest to you. They are products which are available from standard ranges but specified for a heavier user.
The following products are specified for a heavier users and may be of interest:
- Maxima 4mph Pavement Mobility Scooter – specified up to 35 stone
Rise and Recline Chairs
The following rise and recline chairs are specified up to 27 stone:
- Pride Quantum Electric Wheelchair 1650 - specified up to 46 stone
Our partner Adaptawear supplies clothing which is designed to make dressing easier for the elderly or disabled. They supply an excellent range of sizes so may meet your needs for larger sizes. In general they offer a generous cut at each size but do call them to discuss your particular requirements. Their size guide is available by clicking here.
Always Stay Within Product Guidelines
With all mobility and disability products it is essential to choose products that are suitable to ensure that the user's weight is comfortably within the weight limits specified by the manufacturers. This is particularly important when you are choosing products to support a heavier user. Warranties are based on users being within those limits and product safety, performance and longevity will depend on the kind of wear and tear that the equipment receives. Don't try and cut corners - make sure you take advice and go for the right specification of product and do get advice from your local Occupational Therapist.
Find Out More/ Getting Advice
For those users who are in a heavier weight range there is a reasonable choice of Bariatric products. Remember, of course, that the needs of both the user and any carer should be assessed together so that a solution can be found that suits both the user and a carer's needs.
More Than Mobility is not a specialist supplier of equipment for the Bariatric market (equipment designed for the heavier user) but there are a number of specialist companies who should be able to help.
It would be a good idea to start with The Disabled Living Foundation www.dlf.org.uk. The DLF does an excellent guide to choosing bariatric products which you can find by clicking on this link. The Guide to Choosing Equipment for the Heavier User also contains adverts and maintains a list of companies who specialise in Bariatric products. We hope that you will be able to find all the information you are looking for.
More Than Mobility Customer Services Team