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Help and support for those that are at risk of falls

Our telecare sensors can provide valuable peace of mind by automatically detecting serious falls and raising an alert to our monitoring centre or a designated carer.

Every year, more than one in three (3.4 million) people over 65 suffer a fall that can cause serious injury and even death. Every minute, six people over 65 suffer a fall.

Many older people who have mobility issues may assume that there is little that they can do to prevent falls. However, there are telecare sensors available that can assist in the prevention of falls.

Support for falls

Case Study

I can look after my wife in our home and stay independent for as long as possible

June lives with her husband and they have recently moved to be near their daughter. June has Alzheimer’s, poor mobility, falls and a history of purposeful walking. Her husband Arthur is the main carer with input from their daughter and a care agency package.

By having a telecare package in place Arthur will have some respite and be able to go for walks with their dog, as he will be aware that the contact centre will be monitoring their sensors.

June
Fall detector

Fall detector

Worn on a cord around your neck or wrist and automatically trigger an alert to our monitoring centre if you’ve fallen over.

Personal alarm pendant

Personal alarm pendant

Worn around the neck or wrist, and allows the wearer to press a button to generate an alarm call when they need help from anywhere.

Bed occupancy sensor

Bed occupancy sensor

Generates an alert if you have got out of your chair/bed and not returned after a specified period of time.

Pull cord

Pull cord

Positioned anywhere in a room in order to provide a means of calling for help, and can be especially useful if you have fallen and are not wearing a fall detector or pendant.

Automatic lights

Around 70% of falls occurring at night. Sensors can be set up to in order to switch on lights when a sensor is activated. Light comes on when you get out of bed and goes off 1 minute after getting back in.

Pressure mat

A pressure matt can be used to detect inactivity, for example placed under a mat or carpet and will raise an alarm if no movement is detected in a particular area for a length of time.