We offer the needed attention, equipment and medical care to help those
who suffer with severe weight problems. Our caregivers help people
motivate themselves to attain the highest level of health, wellness and
day-to-day functionality they possibly can. You can do it. We can help.
Defining morbid obesity…
Attaining ongoing weight loss success…
You CAN do it…
Defining morbid obesity…The last several decades have seen a dramatic increase in the occurrence of morbid obesity, requiring a far greater need for sensitive, focused bariatric care services. Morbid Obesity is traditionally defined as being 100% or greater over one’s ideal body weight. This is normally measured using the body mass index, or BMI, which is calculated by taking an individual’s weight multiplied by 703, then divided by twice the height in inches. A BMI of 40 or higher is typically considered morbidly obese. Over 2% of Americans suffer from this condition, which is associated with significantly increased risks for heart problems, diabetes or other diseases, impaired bodily functions, infections, chronic pain, severe fatigue, sleep apnea, greater susceptibility to injury, emotional problems and many other issues.
Bariatric Care…Benchmark Healthcare offers the needed attention, equipment and medical care to help those who suffer with severe weight problems, or morbid obesity. Our Health & Wellness communities offer comfortable living space for individuals, and are fully equipped with the necessary equipment to ensure the comfort of our residents in a safe environment that helps prevent injury. This includes the proper wheelchairs and walkers, beds and mattresses, commodes, chairs and more. The communal environment of our residences is also a critical factor in helping those who may be dealing with related emotional issues such as low self-esteem or loneliness. Our bariatric Care residents know they are not alone. Our compassionate caretakers are always there to help with their physical, medical and emotional needs…always considerate of each person’s special needs and their right to personal dignity.
Attaining ongoing weight loss success…The keys to successful bariatric care are medical supervision, emotional and behavioral support, proper diet and appropriate exercise. Our medical and nursing teams are dedicated to helping people understand the physical and behavioral issues associated with their severe weight problems, and we help people to overcome these issues. In addition to medical reasons, lifestyle issues play a big part in bariatric Care, and part of our mission is helping counsel our bariatric Care residents to alter the behaviors that will ultimately define their long-term weight management success. We offer nutritional programs design by registered dieticians in accordance with physician recommendations, and we provide physical and operational therapy services designed to increase mobility and encourage weight loss. Our qualified therapists help people motivate themselves to attain the highest level of health, wellness and day-to-day functionality as they possibly can.
You CAN do it…Successful long-term management of your weight issues is possible. Combined with proper medical supervision, success requires the right environment, guidance and support…both physical and emotional. It’s an educational process where you need to learn the proper behaviors, eating habits and physical routines that can change your life for the better. You CAN do it, and Benchmark Healthcare can help.
Come see…If you are struggling with issues related to morbid obesity, it’s important to understand that you are not alone, and that the proper resources and the caring attention you need is available. Contact us to arrange a personal tour of the Health & Wellness division of a Benchmark Healthcare community near you.
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