By Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA
If you have a loved one that is large and needs care, a key question to ask a senior living option is if they can provide bariatric care? With obesity comes more complex care whether that’s controlling water retention or edema or treating open wounds.
Today there is more equipment available to help with care of someone very large. This equipment can be purchased for your home as well, if you have the space. A senior living community may be open to you buying the equipment to help in the care of your loved one.
To learn more about caring for your loved one, the American Nurse Association has a paper written that can help educate you on what to look for in bariatric care.