Childhood obesity has been called ‘one of the greatest health problems of the 21st century’ – with Marsden reporting earlier this year that 40% of children in Year 6 are overweight.
Children with disabilities are particularly vulnerable. Estimates suggest that a disabled child is two or three times more likely to be overweight or obese than their typically developing peers.
Limited mobility means the number of calories you burn off is reduced - and therefore weight gain is much more likely.
Regular weighing when mobility is limited is vital to ensure that you are not in danger of becoming overweight or obese. Doing so will also let you know when it is time to consider taking steps to shed unwanted kilos.
Whether you are weighing patients in a care home, a hospital or in their own home, it is important to know how to weigh someone who can’t stand.
That is why our latest best practice blog post is designed to help you through the process.
When it comes to weighing patients who are unable to stand, they can be weighed using a chair scale or in their wheelchair on a wheelchair scale.
And at Marsden, with over 90 years of experience, we want you to make the most from your order. One query our customer service team is often faced with is how to weigh someone in a wheelchair – so, for hospital and care home staff needing a little help, this blog post is here for you.
Most care homes will find no two guests are the same. And the more varied their level of mobility, the greater the need for different weighing solutions.
Over the years, Marsden has developed a range of Class III Approved care home scales that allow almost any care home guest to be weighed. From those that are bed-bound, to patients who need a higher-capacity weighing scale, they're all in our Care Home Scales section.
At Marsden Weighing Group, we like to provide help and guidance in using weighing scales as much as we like to provide the actual scales!
We’ve recently published a number of ‘What is…?’ blog posts related to the weighing scale industry - What is BMI?, What is NAWI?, and also an explanation on why you would use platform scales in industry.
We are delighted to have won 2 awards at the prestigious 2015 Weighing Review Awards. For the 2015 awards 32 companies had been nominated with 50 weighing products and solutions nominated. Among other nominees and award winners were Mettler Toledo, Siemens and Rinstrum.
Products were stringently judged on functionality, innovation and application.
The Marsden M-650 multipurpose wheelchair scale won the award for best medical scale 2015. This scale is a suberb scale and is great value for money. This scale has a large weighing platform to accommodate almost every wheelchair and a gentle incline on the ramps to ensure ease of use. The M-650 is a one piece unit and lifts onto fitted castors so it can be easily and safely transported. Continue reading
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