It is hard to take care of an obese invalid. It is even harder to be the obese invalid themselves. Why? Because you will have to look up to others for feeding, walking and going to the toilet. You will also want them to provide you with security and your general sustenance. If they were the family breadwinner, it even gets difficult for them. Years before they were taking care of everyone but now the tables have turned and you have to take care of them. It takes courage and a lot of humility for them to allow you to take care of them. It is actually a display of trust and that trust you should uphold.
I have taken care of obese invalids and it was the most difficult time of my life. Because it was a first one for me, I had to quickly learn the ropes. However, I have now mastered the art and actually do work in a home for the aged where I take care of about 9 people.
Feed them well with nutritious food
Nutrition is what will differentiate a person who recuperates after a short time and one who stays for so long before they recover. You therefore need to invest a lot of resources in buying some good foods. Carbs, proteins, vitamins, water and supplements should be in good supply. Also make sure that you cook the food well and hygienically without over-doing it so as not to lose the nutrients.
Get them adaptive utensils for ease in feeding
If they are having difficulties feeding, you could get adaptive feeding tools such as feeding tubes and bowls. Patients suffering from tremors will find it hard to direct food to their mouths. You can therefore help them by getting Parkinson’s spoons for tremors and cups that keep steady despite the trembling.
Provide top notch bed safety
The bed should be warm, quiet and great for sleeping. The mattress should be alternating pressure so as to avoid bed sores. You can also get foldable bed railings that will keep them from falling in their sleep.
Provide toileting aid
If the patient is having difficulty wiping their butts, you can them some tools to help them reach. These could include the long reach comfort wipe toilet aid that is long enough to help the patient reach their bottom in case they have short hands or are inhibited by physical injuries.