If you struggle with obesity, bariatric care can help. Our bariatric home care services are designed to support you to live a happier, healthier life.
From support with daily chores to personal care following bariatric surgery (also known as weight-loss surgery), our friendly care assistants work with you to devise a bariatric care plan based on your unique needs.
Stay independent. Contact us today to discover if bariatric care is right for you.
What is Bariatric Care?
Bariatric care is a branch of medicine dealing with issues of extreme obesity. It’s a long-term type of support, aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle changes.
29.5% of UK citizens are obese, and the number is set to rise. Obesity is a serious issue that dramatically affects your health and well-being, leading to issues including type-2 diabetes, hypertension, strokes, and heart disease.
Obesity is a challenging condition that can affect you in a variety of ways. For example:
- Restricted mobility making self-care and toileting difficult
- Increased likelihood of skin infections
- Low self-esteem and depression.
As such, bespoke support, focused on your individual needs and goals is essential.
Bariatric care empowers you to live in comfort, with the dignity you deserve. It’s not concerned with quick-fixes or judgments, focusing instead on offering the advice and support you need.
How Bariatric Care Works
At Bluebird Care, we focus on the individual. We’ll work with you to develop a unique bariatric care plan, considering your unique needs and preferences.
We provide essential day-to-day care following bariatric surgery as well as longer-term domiciliary care to prevent further obesity-related complications.
This might include:
- Personal care including skin care, washing, dressing, and toileting
- Helping you to eat well with healthy, nutritious meals
- Support engaging with social activities and hobbies
- Help with household chores such as cleaning, shopping, and laundry
- Managing medications
Before commencing bariatric care, we’ll visit you at home carry out a detailed risk assessment and create a bariatric handling plan.
The purpose of this is to decide on the tasks our care assistants will carry out and how they can be accomplished safely – this is to prevent injuries to you and our staff. We abide by clear policies and best practices to provide the safest, most effective support.
We also work to obtain specialist advice from moving and positioning advisors, occupational health physiotherapists and tissue viability nurses as needed.
Our aim is to strike the perfect balance between your right to choose your care and support, your personal safety, and the safety of our staff.
Your peace of mind is important, and we work with you to reduce environmental risks, ensure equipment is in the right place, and allocate appropriately trained staff for your needs.
You deserve compassionate bariatric care, tailored to your individual needs. Contact us today to see how we can help you live a happier, healthier life.
*Not all Bluebird Care offices provide this service. Please check with your local office if this service is available.
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