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Bariatric Gallery


A ‘bariatric’ person can be defined as anyone who has limitations in health and social care due to physical size, health, mobility and environmental access. ArjoHuntleigh has developed the Bariatric Gallery assessment tool to help evaluate individual patient needs. In the Bariatric Gallery people are classified according to their degree of functional mobility. From the most mobile to the most dependent person, you can recognise them by their alphabetical names: Albert, Barbara, Carl, Doris and Emma.

 

 


ALBERT
• Ambulatory, but may use a cane or similar for support
• Independent, can clean and dress himself
• Can tire quickly
• Stimulation of abilities is very important



BARBARA
• Uses walking frame or similar
• Can support herself to some degree
• Dependent on carer who is present in demanding situations
• Physically demanding for carer
• Stimulation of remaining abilities (e.g. ambulation) is very important



CARL
• Sits in wheelchair
• Is able to partially bear weight on at least one leg
• Has some trunk stability
• Dependent on carer in most situations
• Very physically demanding for carer
• Stimulation of remaining abilities is very important



DORIS
• Sits in wheelchair
• No capacity to support herself
• Cannot stand unsupported and unable to bear weight, even partially
• Dependent on carer in most situations
• Extremely physically demanding for carer
• Stimulation of remaining abilities is very important



EMMA
• Passive
• Might be almost completely bedridden
• Often stiff, contracted joints
• Totally dependent
• Extremely physically demanding for carer
• Stimulation and activation is not a primary goal




































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