Seating Continuity for Bariatric Needs
People come in all shapes and sizes. And so should healthcare furniture. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 65 percent of American adults are overweight and 31 percent are obese. And, federal statistics show that 15 percent of children are now overweight. Clearly, obese patients impact hospitals from bariatric-specific surgery to routine use of facilities.
Bariatric seating is essential and will be for years to come. That's why it's imperative for healthcare facilities to provide bariatric furniture that makes it easier for patients to obtain and staff to provide health services.
In addition to a large weight capacity, bariatric seating needs to blend well with other furnishings. Mixing bariatric chairs in with other furnishings in an unobtrusive manner is of great importance to making obese patients feel comfortable when seeking health services. KI offers four styles of bariatric chairs that provide both capacity and compassion.
KI's bariatric chairs are built with extra room, offering a wider sitting surface for comfort. Each design offers a generous 30-inch-wide frame that supports 2,000 stationary pounds. Constructed with steel and wooden frames, the bariatric seating offers strength and stability, so patients feel confident in its reliability.
In addition to bariatric seating for healthcare lobbies and waiting rooms, KI offers a bariatric task chair. Heroic™ seating is perfect for overweight staff as well as conference rooms and educational support centers.
Bariatric seating is just one of the many healthcare products KI offers. KI is a leader in the healthcare furniture industry, featured often in Healthcare Spaces. From the introduction of the Warren® and Rose™ chairs that revolutionized patient-centered furniture nearly 30 years ago to today's Soltíce™ Collection, winner of the 2005 Nightingale Award, KI has always had a deep understanding of the nuances of healing environments.
In addition, KI provides a variety of free services to customers, including space planning, interior design and on-line purchasing portals. We would be delighted to help you plan for your bariatric seating needs. Request a free quote, samples or on-site needs analysis today.