In a previous post, we overviewed the two primary ways caregivers can protect their loved ones and patients from accidental falls. They were:
Now, let's dive deeper into the subject to discuss the pros and cons of different fall-prevention mattresses and dementia bed alarms.
Beveled Edge: This bed mat has the hospital market's lowest profile design. Its tapered side edge allows easy equipment access and lessens the possibility of stumbling on the perimeter rail. The vinyl polymer impact-resistant material offers high tear resistance durability, and its non-skid bottom ensures that it is a reliable nonslip mat.
The ProHeal Beveled Edge Mats come in three colors, grey, maroon, and brown, and their elegant design will enhance your home décor.
Foam Fall Mats: These bed mats are manufactured from specially cured high-density impact-resistant foam that will protect your hospital or home care bed. A perfect blend of comfort and protection, the ProHeal bedside foam mats minimize possible injuries from a patient falling past the bed railing.
The ProHeal Foam Mats come in a bi-fold and tri-fold option making storage easy, convenient, and fast.
Fall Prevention Bed Alarms
Magnet Bed Alarms: Designed with an easy-to-use pull-string monitor, the magnet bed alarm for dementia patients activates as the patient pulls away. An alarm sounds when the magnetic seal is broken between the dementia bed alarm and the magnet. False alarms are prevented as these alarms are crafted with an adjustable cord length to allow patients room to reposition in their bed and chair.
At ProHeal, we have basic and advanced models of magnet fall-prevention bed alarms. The advanced model is equipped with flashing visual alerts for advanced notification to caregivers.
Motion Sensor Bed Alarms: The motion sensor alarms activate as the patient lifts off the sensor pad for the bed. The ProHeal system is unrivaled in its reliability and accuracy in protecting the well-being of the patients who use it. False alarms are prevented with these devices for the elderly as the alarm ceases when pressure is reapplied, or the belt is re-buckled. This bed alarm has a 2-second delay option.
We sell four different models in the Motion Sensor Alarm family:
2. Advanced Alarm that is equipped with flashing visual alerts for advanced notification to caregivers.
3. Advanced Alarm that is also equipped with nurse bell compatibility.
4. All-In-One system that incorporates both magnet and sensor alarms, providing unrivaled safety.
All of our bed and chair alarms are compatible with all major manufacture's sensors.
Bed Sensor Pad: The ProHeal Bed Sensor Pads work with all major medical alarm monitors. Using it is straightforward, slip it under your patients' buttocks or back and provide their chairs with an alert system.
When these products are connected, the pad triggers the monitor when weight is removed from the pressure pad alerting the caregiver to respond. Then when pressure is applied to the sensor pad and the patient is in a safe position, the alarm monitor automatically stops. As such, false alarms are prevented even during shifting.
These pads come in large and X-large.
Chair Sensor Pad: The Chair Sensor Pads work the same way as the Bed Sensor Pad, but instead of placing them on the patient's bed, they are placed on the patient's chair or wheelchair.
Just like the Bed Sensor Pads, the Chair Sensor Pads are designed without holes to increase their life span and water resistance, preventing damage from spills and wetting, and they have a durable vinyl cover that is moisture resistant and super-easy to clean. Their slim design provides patients with a comfortable seating environment.
Floor Sensor Pads: These pads function similarly to the Bed and Chair Sensor pads. Their thin edges are versatile and work with any situation, as they allow wheelchair access and prevent residents from accidentally tripping as they walk across the pad.
- Learn More: Fall Prevention Made Easy