NHS England and the Health Foundation recently found that over 40% of admissions to hospital from care homes could be avoided.
But how do we tackle the problem? The NHS has launched the Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) project to improve residents’ health and reduce avoidable emergency admissions.
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.
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.
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.
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