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Business Development

Demand for bariatrics remains strong

February 1, 2021John Andrews

Despite some disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of bariatric products have remained steady during the past year, manufacturers say.  Navigating disruptions  The pandemic has impacted the supply chain for bariatric products in various ways, including limiting access to health care and long-term care facilities, restricting access to products and clinicians.  “COVID-19 has had an impact on all segments of the mobility...

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Vendors

Graham-Field acquires Gendron

June 16, 2020HME News Staff

ATLANTA - GF Health Products has acquired Gendron, a manufacturer specializing in beds, mobility, seating and transfer equipment for the bariatric market.“This acquisition will further allow Graham-Field to provide an integrated system of products to assist in the care of the bariatric patient and resident,” said Ken Spett, president and CEO of Graham-Field. “The acquisition will also expand our 'Made in USA' Strategic Initiative and will enhance the market potential of Graham-Field's...

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Business Development

Demand growing for heavy-duty products

February 3, 2020John Andrews

Strong demand for heavier-duty home medical products has made the bariatric category one of HME's biggest growth areas over the past decade. And manufacturers in the field say that obesity rates continue to be stubborn within the American population, so the necessity of producing bariatric versions remains vital.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2017 show trends of public weight gain for people age 20 and older 10% higher over a 17-year period from 1999 to 2016. In 1999,...

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Business Development

Bariatrics market requires 'all-in' approach

January 24, 2019John Andrews

Experts in the bariatrics field contend that the category is much more than just heavy-duty equipment for obese patients. It should be more than just a sideline business for HME providers, they say, because there are myriad nuances to consider when providing products and services to this clientele.The market has been one of HME's strongest performers in recent years and demographic data suggest that demand for bariatric-grade products will continue to be in high demand.“Research shows that...

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Business Development

Bariatrics remains 'vital' HME segment

February 20, 2015John Andrews

What was once a niche market years ago is now a full-fledged category unto itself.The bariatrics specialty has great relevance for home medical equipment because of its versatility—it applies to several business lines, including wheelchairs and other mobility equipment, bath safety products, hospital beds, ramps, hoists, lifts and transfer benches.With obesity continuing unabated in the population, the demand for sturdier products with wider dimensions and higher weight capacities is strong...

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Business Development

Category sidebar: Bariatrics

February 26, 2013John Andrews

BALLOONING BRACKETBusting the scale: The bariatrics category is expanding along with America's waistlines as the percentage of the population deemed obese continues to grow. The CDC estimates that 36% of Americans are now obese and that the percentage will grow to 42% by 2030.SPANNING THE SPECTRUMBecoming bariatric: Manufacturers are adding heavy-duty versions of products in a widening scope of products, including mobility equipment (wheelchairs and scooters), support surfaces (beds and...

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One-stop shop essential for bariatric sales

February 26, 2013John Andrews

HME manufacturers are throwing a lot of weight behind bariatric versions of products as consumer demand continues to grow. Various types of mobility equipment, support surfaces, aids to daily living and bath safety products have ultra-strong bariatric versions designed for the heaviest of users.It is a trend that shows no sign of stopping, says Lawrence de la Haba, senior vice president of business development for Atlanta-based Graham-Field Health Products.“The market for bariatric products...

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Rising obesity continues to feed bariatric market

August 25, 2011John Andrews

America's expanding waistlines show no sign of slowing down anytime soon, so the market for bariatric products remains strong, manufacturers say. An increasing number of expansive, heavy-duty products are being made for an emerging demographic that includes both genders and all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Today, nearly one-third of all adults are considered obese and that rate is rising. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, six states had an obesity rate of over...

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Bariatrics: Providers must raise awareness

August 29, 2010John Andrews

The obesity epidemic continues to expand the market for bariatric products, and manufacturers don't see that slowing down anytime soon. Through effective promotion and education, awareness is growing and fueling demand for larger, stronger and heavier-duty versions of DME. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that in 2008, the prevalence of obesity was 32% for men and 35% for women. The size of this demographic has gotten manufacturers' attention and they are...

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Obesity drives bariatric market

September 30, 2009John Andrews

As has been the case for several years now, America's obesity epidemic continues to warrant the manufacturing of thicker, stronger, heavy-duty medical equipment. This means there is more opportunity than ever for HME providers who want to pursue this specialty market. Statistics provided by Exeter, Pa.-based Pride Mobility illustrate the extent of the obesity problem: More than one-third of U.S. adults are classified as clinically obese (more than 72 million people) and obesity in adults has reportedly...

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