Quality Bariatric Care Programs start with specialized equipment including wheelchairs, beds, mattresses, commodes, walkers and geri-chairs that are all designed for the comfort and safety of residents.
A Bariatric Care Program works with pre & post gastric bypass surgery patients, providing psychological evaluation and behavior modification support in skilled nursing care setting. It will involve physical and occupational therapy when applicable. Therapists help motivate the residents to their optimal level of functioning.
Bariatric Care programs in quality nursing homes are supported by an interdisciplinary team including dietician, social worker and activity director. These disciplines provide emotional and behavioral support, proper diets and appropriate exercise regimen.
There are several outstanding Chicago nursing homes and Illinois nursing homes which offer Bariatric Care services. These facilities include: