In 1946, the American population jumped 22% from the previous year, marking the beginning of the baby boomer generation. Now, as this generation enters into retirement, we are faced with how to care for this large aging population, and the need to consider their unique needs.
Obesity appears to be an issue of primary concern for this generation. Studies show that more than 35% of this demographic (Americans between the ages 55 and 64) are obese, with 62% suffering from obesity-related diseases (diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease). So, as these millions of baby boomers enter old age, the demand for a variety of bariatric home medical equipment has risen. Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity and associated diseases.
The needs are many for an obese individual. To ease the daily lives and facilitate easier mobility, they may need a cane or a walker to help support their weight and ease stress on joints. In the home, a specially-designed bariatric bed, or special bathroom home medical equipment, like custom-made bath tubs, shower benches and chairs, may be needed. Power chairs and power lifts may also prove helpful to allow the individual to move more freely about their home.
Our Patient Services Technicians can deliver and set up your home medical equipment and provide you or a caregiver as needed. Once you’ve started using our bariatric products, we can help answer any questions. Our team will even take care of processing your insurance claim with your primary or secondary insurance provider.
Symbius Medical’s products and training can provide the different mobility product options to support the weight of bariatric patients and help them have a better daily lifestyle. Contact us today toll free: 800-948-1868 or at visit us online.