Separate monitor alerts person and carer to movement
Carer can intervene to discourage wandering and help prevent falls
Designed to work with patients weighing 27 kg (4st 3 lb) and above
Mats are thin and flexible
Voice Alert Falls Prevention & Wandering Monitor
Dimensions – 150mm x 88mm x 52mm (6 x 3.5 x 2 inches)
The voice alert monitor comprises of an alarm unit and a length of cord which clips to the user’s clothing. The alarm is activated when a magnetic connector piece attached to the monitor is pulled away, when the user falls out of bed or gets up.
The alarm unit has 4 different audible sounds but can be customised to record a 20 second voice recording of a familiar family member or carer. The benefit of this is the ability to have a calming effect on the person, without causing any undue stress. Also, a familiar voice may ask the person to go back to their bed or room.
Can be used as a free standing unit
Has special mounting bracket to attach to a headboard or chair
This consists of a cordless alert monitor and bed sensor with the pager/alarm able to be set up 100 feet (30 metres) from the motion sensor.
Ideally the bed sensor mat should be placed so the user’s bottom is covering it. When the user sits up and transfers their weight ready to stand the alarm will be activated.
This ensures that you get an early alert before the user gets up and possibly falls.
High quality non slip rubber mat
Bevelled edges for safety Alarm/Pager can be up to 100 feet (30 metres) from the floor mat and with the Carer
Has 1 year manufacturer’s warranty Alarm features 3 volume levels and on/off switch
The floor mat attaches to the high quality alarm monitor by the cord which is approximately 6 feet (188 cm) long.
When the floor mat is stepped on, the alarm will sound, alerting the carer. To silence the alarm, simply press the reset button on the front of the alarm.
Alarm features volume control, tone options, low battery and lost pad alert
Has a rubber casing to reduce chances of breaking
High quality, non slip surface
Has 1 year manufacturer’s warranty (both mat and alarm)
As with all the products the main concern is ensuring that our loved ones, who are at risk of wandering whilst in bed, and are at high risk of falling are protected at all times.
A bed alarm for the elderly person, often with some form of dementia or cognitive impairment, and who are particularly at risk of falls, provides piece of mind for both other family members, or carers at all times.
My role as a physiotherapist, particularly whilst working on a hospital ward, or residential and nursing homes, has brought me into contact with many different patients at risk of falling.
Many have falls alarm monitors fitted to them as they were at high risk of falling when either in bed, or sat out in a chair. The alarms provided an excellent safety mechanism for them at all times.
I would be happy to hear different people’s experiences and perhaps offer any help or advice on the subject or related topics.
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