Renting specialist equipment such as bariatric chairs and beds has many benefits. By its very nature, specialist bariatric equipment is a big ticket purchase, so having the option to rent bariatric items can be a huge relief for many people and their pursestrings. But it’s not just about saving money – there are many other reasons why renting bariatric equipment is a good idea, which we’ll discuss further in this blog.
Understanding bariatric equipment
Bariatric equipment is specifically designed to support individuals with higher weight capacities, typically those exceeding the standard limits of traditional medical equipment. This specialised equipment encompasses a range of items, including bariatric seating, beds, mattresses, wheelchairs, shower chairs, and patient hoists.
Bariatric equipment allows individuals with obesity or mobility issues to maintain their independence and receive the necessary care without compromising on safety or comfort.
The benefits of renting bariatric equipment
1. It’s a cost-effective way to access top of the range products
Specialist equipment is expensive to buy so it’s not an outlay you want to be making too often. Being able to rent means you have no hefty upfront fees to pay and you can choose from the very latest models, meaning your patient has access to any new technologies and materials. It also means you can modify the equipment as and when your patient’s needs change without having to make any further purchases.
2. Rental products can be delivered quickly
In situations where immediate access to specialist equipment is crucial, rental services offer a practical solution. Whether it’s a hospital accommodating a sudden influx of bariatric patients or an individual transitioning to home care, rental options give you access to the necessary equipment without delays.
3. You can try before you commit
Renting bariatric equipment provides an opportunity to trial products without any obligation to buy. This means you can test different brands and styles of bariatric equipment until you find the one that best meets your needs. It also allows staff in care provisions to work out which bariatric equipment they prefer to work with for their patients.
4. Storage space isn’t an issue
Bariatric equipment is big. And that means you’ll need a big place to store it when it’s not in use. But when you rent bariatric beds and specialist seating you don’t have that problem because at the end of the rental agreement the equipment will be collected straight away from your premises.
5. Flexibility and adaptability
Renting specialist equipment gives you the ability to be flexible in your choices. If there is a sudden spike in demand for bariatric equipment, renting allows you to meet that demand. When, as is inevitable, a new version of equipment is released, you have the freedom to upgrade your rental equipment so you can take advantage of any new technologies and improvements.
6. Maintenance and upkeep is taken care of
To keep it functioning properly and safely, specialist equipment should undergo a regular programme of maintenance and servicing. When renting bariatric equipment, maintenance is included in the price of the rental, which alleviates individuals and health care providers from the responsibility of having to keep on top of repairs and upkeep.
7. You get expert guidance and assistance on demand
At Premiere Healthcare we make an effort to ensure that all our customers are happy with the products they receive. With our rental equipment, we will assess your needs first, recommend our rental products and then train you on how to use the equipment. We also offer ongoing customer service so if there is ever an issue or a question about any of our bariatric rental products, you will always have someone to talk to who can help resolve any queries.
How to rent bariatric equipment
To find out more about our range of rental bariatric products, please speak to one of our advisers and we will be happy to arrange a quote or a free trial to match you with the right products for your needs.