Safebed is a state-of-the-art bed occupancy monitoring system for fall and wandering prevention
Today about 36% of people over 85 year old suffer moderate or severe dementia. In long term care units this usually means over 50% of clients. A patient fall is the most common adverse event that occurs in long term care facility today.
Another problematic issue among dementia care is wandering. Patients, often continuously, attempt to leave their rooms and either wander to other patients rooms and disturb them or attempt to leave the premises.
Emfit Safebed is a state-of-the-art bed occupancy monitor for fall and wandering prevention. It is specifically designed for persons who are unable to summon for help unassisted, such as those suffering from dementia. It consists of a monitor device and under-mattress bed sensor.
Emfit Safebed is specifically designed to summon automatic help for persons suffering from dementia or are prone to wandering. The sensor mat is installed underneath the matress, so clients are not disturbed unnecessarily or distressed by its presence. Unlike other sensor mats, Emfit Safebed works on a users vital life signs for maximum efficiency.
The alarm will sound in few seconds after the person has left the bed. It also allows for a preset delay before alarming so caregivers can be notified if the person does not return to bed within the given time. This allows a pre-determined time frame to be set for the client to leave the bed without the alarm sounding, such as allowing them a few minutes to go to the bathroom. If they do not return to bed and the time limit is reached, the alarm will sound.
The bedside monitor uses sophisticated embedded software and electronics. It detects the micro-movements of a person lying on the bed – even heart beating and breathing, on which a persons presence and absence notifications are based. There is no particular weight limits and system is sensitive enough for small clients.
Emfit Safebed can be connected to most nurse call systems in hospitals and care homes using a connection lead. Any alarms raised by the sensor will then be transmitted around the home via the nurse call system as normal. We can also install a pager transmitter so that caregivers can carry a pager on their belt and be notified of any calls while on the move. In a home or assisted living environment, a wireless alarm box can be supplied so that calls can be heard in other rooms, such as a staff room, living room or sleep in carers room.