Being heavily over weight makes almost every daily task a challenge. Mobility can be profoundly impaired making getting out of bed or even bathing and hygiene almost impossible to do independently. Additional medical complications can also include high blood pressure and respiratory issues such as asthma and sleep apnea. Those that are obese are also significantly more prone to skin issues such as pressure sores and or skin infections.

Due to these special needs and concerns facing plus size individuals a holistic care programme is required. The care plan should look at all the activity of the person throughout the day and find equipment that will keep them, their families and their caregivers safe, independent and functional.

Our comprehensive guides will teach you on how to carry out the correct assessment for specialised equipment, review common skin related issues and advise on many other related implications. Download now to get informed.