Bed occupancy sensor
The bed occupancy sensor provides an early warning by alerting that the user has left their bed and not returned within a pre-set time period, indicating a possible fall. The sensor can also be programmed to switch on lights, helping people find their way to and from bed easily.
The Bed Occupancy Sensor should be positioned between the mattress and base across the bed. The sensor should be placed on the side of the bed where the occupant sleeps.
Using telecare to support falls management in care homes
- Falls reduced by 67% from 107 to 35 over 3 months (17 residents)
- Cost saving £34,612 over 3 months
- Staff report technology easy to use