Bed & Chair Occupancy Alarms
We have a full range of chair leaving alarms and bed leaving alarms that enable a carer to monitor the activity of a person when getting out of bed. The bed and chair exit alarm monitors alert a carer when a person gets up out of their chair or gets out of bed. These bed sensor monitors and chair sensor monitors are especially useful when monitoring elderly patients who are prone to wandering, or those at risk of falls.
Our monitors usually use a sensor mat which is placed on the chair or the bed. This triggers an alert to the carer using a wireless pager or alarm when pressure is removed from the sensor mat. Most of our alarm systems, such as the Wireless Care Alarm Kit with Chair Leaving Sensor Mat and the Wireless Care Alarm Kit with Large Bed Leaving Sensor Mat , use a small wireless pager to alert the carer and this can be worn on a belt clip or placed in a pocket. Our systems are simple to use and easy to set up. There are normally three parts to a bed or chair occupancy alarm: the sensor mat, the transmitter (this transmits the signal from the sensor mat when pressure is placed on or taken off the sensor), and a portable pager (receiver). Most of our units are battery operated to minimise wires and allow the monitor to be set up almost anywhere, providing a versatile solution to a very common issue.
The full range of bed occupancy alarms and chair occupancy alarms from Health and Care provide a solution to the difficult problems encountered when monitoring patients who are prone to falling from or leaving their bed or chair. Falls management is increasingly taking a more central role in the care of patients, especially care of the elderly. Bed leaving alarms and bed monitors are vital in ensuring that a carer is alerted the moment that a patient leaves their bed if at risk of falling from their bed or falling when attempting to stand. Bed exit alarms are used as part of a care structure to enable carers to monitor a patient wirelessly using a small and discreet vibrating or sound alert pager.
Bed alarms are not only useful in a professional care environment. The bed leaving alarms for the elderly and bed alarms for dementia patients are also ideal for home care scenarios. It is now incredibly common that a family member or loved one develops difficulties at home, and monitoring of the bed is required to alert the home carer. A common scenario is where an elderly relative requires home care and the responsibility of monitoring lies with the immediate family. There is often a risk of the family member falling in the middle of the night or becoming unsteady on their feet after raising from bed. To prevent a fall or accident, an immediate alert is often required to enable a family member to attend to the relative immediately. Our bed sensor mat alarms are simple to set up, normally working straight out of the box once the sensor mat has been connected to the transmitter and batteries placed inside the receiver and the transmitter units.
Chair leaving alarms work in an almost identical way to the bed monitor systems, although have a smaller sensor mat. Chair exit alarms or chair monitor alarms for the elderly are ideal for monitoring a patient that is at risk of falls if they get up out of their chair, or a patient that requires attention when raising from a seated position.
Several of the Health and Care bed leaving alarms and chair leaving alarms can be used as both a "pressure off" or a "pressure on" alarm. When the mat is set to a pressure off alert, when the patient gets up out of bed, they release the pressure on the sensor mat. an alarm will be sent to the carer when the person gets up and therefore removes their body weight from the mat. Where the sensor mat is set to a pressure on alert, the alarm will sound when pressure is placed onto the mat. An example of this is where the mat is placed by a doorway and will alert when the patient steps on the sensor mat. This is ideal if you require door exit monitoring or monitoring of an area in a property that poses a risk such as the kitchen or near a staircase. When using a pressure mat on the floor as a pressure alert device when stepped on, we would suggest a white sensor mat to be used as patients with dementia or mental difficulties may interpret a black sensor mat as a hole in the ground and therefore attempt to avoid it, thus circumventing the monitor completely.