Bed alarms are absolutely essential for elderly patients in hospitals, nursing homes or even at home. Falls are common in seniors with dementia and existing injuries but can often happen if the client struggles to sleep. The impact can be devastating — broken bones and fractures are the most common result and often require surgery to fix. It’s painful, scary and can further impact the patient’s mobility, especially if surgery is required.
Bed alarms are designed to protect patients from falls — the alarm will sound as soon as pressure is released from the sensor pad, alerting the caregiver to a potential fall. With this, the caregiver can rush to the patient’s aid and call an ambulance, or simply help them get back up off the floor.
At Active Mobility, we stock a wide range of bed sensors for fall prevention as well as options for chairs, toilet seats and even wheelchairs. From quality brands like Posey, you can rest assured knowing that you will be immediately alerted if your patient falls out of bed, off their chair or off the toilet.
Shop bed sensors for fall prevention online at Active Mobility. We offer fast and affordable shipping throughout Australia as well as flexible payment options like Zippay.
We stock a wide range of bed alarms to keep your patients safe at night (or while napping during the day). For example, we stock the Posey 6-Month Bed Sensor that helps prevent falls and reduces the number of false alarms. The sensor is placed on top of the mattress and is connected to a Posey alarm — as soon as pressure is lifted from the sensor, the caregiver will be alerted to a potential fall.
Find the ideal bed alarms and sensors for your patient online with Active Mobility.
As well as bed alarms, we also stock multipurpose fall alarms to ensure your patient is safe at all times. The Posey Chair Belt Sensor, for example, is great for wheelchairs and regular chairs — just clip the patient into the chair and you will receive an alert if and when the belt is unfastened. The sensor is easily transferred between chairs and is compatible with the Sitter Elite Alarm and the Keepsafe Deluxe Alarm.
The Keepsafe Deluxe Alarm also allows voice recording in different languages for non-English speaking patients. The voice can be someone the patient is familiar with so they are comforted in a stressful situation.
If the patient isn’t comfortable with the idea of a seatbelt alarm, you might choose the Posey Chair Pad Sensor instead. Simply place the sensor pad on the patient’s chair or wheelchair and connect it to a Posey alarm to receive alerts. For toileting, you might consider the Posey Toilet Seat Sensor which can be placed underneath the toilet seat.
Alternatively, if your patient is quite mobile and independent, you might opt for the Personal Medical Alarm with GPS Positioning. Ideal for aged care, dementia care, retirement village, health professionals and people living with disabilities, all the patient needs to do is press the SOS button when they need help. The device will send an SMS message to up to 10 pre-programmed mobile phone numbers, so the patient can alert loved ones nearby.
Any incoming calls are automatically answered without having to push any buttons — plus, you can text “LOC” to the device and the pendant will respond by sending you the patient’s location via Google Maps.
If the patient is prone to falls, we recommend turning on the falls detection sensor so that all pre-programmed phone numbers will receive an alert. The same goes for inactivity — if the pendant has been stationary for a period of time, the pendant will sound the alarm.
Bed alarms and fall alarms are perfect for keeping a closer eye on your patients, even when you’re not in the room. Browse through our collection of fall alarms and check out online for fast, affordable shipping throughout Australia. We offer convenient payment options like Zippay to make medical care more affordable for you and your patient.
Alternatively, book a showroom appointment and allow us to help you find the right sensors and alarms for your patient’s needs. We can show you the different options and how they work.
Bed alarms are absolutely essential for elderly patients in hospitals, nursing homes or even at home. Falls are common in senio ...