A Bed Alarm may be your best tool for preventing a fall of a patient. The concept is quite simple: A pressure sensitive pad is inserted under the bed-sheet (wireless or corded) - and a compatible monitor (or alarm) is positioned near the caregiver. (The wireless alarms can be as far away as 300 feet from the bed pad). When the patient rises from the bed (pad), a alarm signal is sent to the alarm - notifying the caregiver that the patient is/has risen from the bed. The caregiver can quickly provide assistance as needed.
There are two categories of bed pad systems: Cordless and Corded. The Cordless systems offer the flexibility to place the alarm in any room in the home or facility (within 300 feet of the patient). Corded systems consist of an alarm and bed pad - and the pad is attached to the alarm with a cord (similar to a telephone cord). Because the corded system are connected via the cord, the alarm must be in the same room as the bed pad
Among the benefits of the cordless systems is the capability to accept other wireless devices. Our 433-EC Alarm/Monitor can accept up to 6 additional wireless connections. They may include: Bed Pad, Chair Pad, Nurse Call Button, Remote Reset Button, Motion Detector...and more).
Specialty alarms are also available. The Voice Alarm allows you to record a 15 second message that will play INSTEAD of the alarm tone. This feature is designed to offer a comforting voice to the patient rather than a tone or alarm. This alarm (click here) works with any CORDED pad (bed pad, chair pad, floor mat).