Our Bariatric Program was established 8 years ago. Since that time we have been able to help participants lose weight and regain mobility. The program provides an interdisciplinary approach for the severely obese patient and combines rehabilitation, weight loss management, behavioral techniques, nutrition education, stress management and group support.
Residents receive intensive physical and occupational therapy that helps promote mobility and independence. Exercise is a major focus of the program. Customized equipment is available and can accommodate residents over 500 pounds.
Our dedicated units offer specialized equipment and living accommodations necessary to treat bariatric residents in a comfortable and safe environment. Daily recreation programs provide computer access, movies, exercise groups, entertainment and a variety of other activities.
Dietitians plan healthy menus and teach residents about nutrition facts and how to make healthy food choices. Residents can choose from a wide variety of nutritious meals that are based on individual food preferences and medical status.
Individual, group and family counseling is provided as well as some form of daily psychotherapy by our full-time social workers. Weekly wellness meetings encourage communication between participants and staff providing support, validation and camaraderie. Residents return home with tools they need to develop and maintain a healthy, productive life.
We do understand that obesity can be associated with many life threatening illness as well as emotional suffering. Our program is the perfect place to take the first steps back to physical and emotional wellness.
Perhaps there is someone that you know that could benefit from this comprehensive program. Please feel free to contact us for more information or if you would like to tour the facility.
To learn more about our Bariatric Program, please contact us today at 516.431.2600.