Caring for Seniors with Bedside Pressure Mats
In Home Care: Prone to Falling or Wandering?
Seniors are prone to falling or wandering more than most other age groups. They are also more likely to experience severe consequences from falling or wandering as well. Because of age-related changes, seniors are more vulnerable to broken bones, hematomas, or brain injuries. These injuries can happen in a split second and cause a senior to be trapped on the ground without a provider trained in caring for seniors. Additionally, seniors who are prone to wandering—because of dementia or another reason—may risk getting themselves into danger or trouble.
Professionals who understand caring for seniors say that you risk your loved one getting hurt at night and not receiving help until you or a caregiver shows up in the morning. If your loved one is in danger of falling or wandering, it’s important to have a solution that allows you to ensure their safety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Bedside Pressure Mats Provide Protection From These Risks
The SafetyChoiceⓇ bedside pressure mats exemplify our practices of caring for seniors. They can offer protection from wandering and/or falling. These mats are placed next to a senior’s bed or in another high-risk area (like below the stairs). When a sudden amount of pressure is applied to the mat, it sends a signal to our around-the-clock monitoring center. One of our representatives will be able to communicate through the medical alert console and assess the situation. We’ll then send for help as needed—whether it’s emergency services, a family member, caregiver, or neighbor. Our representative will stay on the line until help arrives to ensure safety.
If you or a loved one is at risk of falling, sleepwalking, or wandering, our bedside pressure mats are a simple way to provide safety and security. Contact us to schedule an in-home consultation with a SafetyChoiceⓇ expert. We’ll go over how to use the bedside pressure mats, where to place them, and how to monitor and track usage online.
Comfort Keepers of Gainesville provides care services in the following cities and neighborhoods in Georgia:
Alto, Baldwin, Braselton, Chestnut Mountain, Clarkesville, Clayton, Clermont, Cleveland and Helen, Commerce, Cornelia, Dacula, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Demorest, Gainesville, Habersham County, Homer, Hoschton, Lakemont, Lula, Maysville, Mount Airy, Mountain City, Murrayville, Oakwood, Rabun County, Sautee-Nacoochee, Tallulah Falls, Toccoa, Toccoa Falls, Turnerville