As people grow older, we see the impact that injuries from falls can have on older people, with painful issues that require medical attention and detrimental effects on health being common place.
Issues from falls aren’t just physical – falls can have a significant impact on mental wellbeing and independence including a loss of confidence. However, falls are not an inevitable part of growing older and measures can be take to help prevent them.
Telecare and epilepsy
There are a range of telecare sensors that when connected to the Lifeline base unit can help to manage risks within the home and provide a means to call for immediate assistance if required. These sensors eliminate the need for carers to make physical checks, promoting independence and dignity.
These fall detectors are worn on a cord around your neck or wrist and automatically trigger an alert to our monitoring centre if they detect you’ve fallen down.
A lifeline pendant can be 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 in their home.
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.
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.
Bed occupancy sensor
A bed occupancy sensor generates an alert if you have got out of your chair/bed and not returned after a specified period of time.
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.
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 Alzheimers, 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, and if any alarms do activate, help will be close by and access will be via the keysafe if he is not at home.