When we speak with customers about how they use upBed and with who it's most effective, we get a similar response. "Frequent Fallers".
Many of our customers are alarm free, having done away with traditional bed and tag alarms. Most agree that these solutions alarmed too late and the audible alarms scared residents.
With the alarms removed, many noticed that falls initially decreased. But then they started to rise again. They needed another solution, so they started down the usual path...
The problem is these solutions don't help the "frequent fallers". Often the residents in this group have dementia, meaning no matter how much education and therapy they get, they will continue to fall because they forget they need help.
This is where upBed can really shine. upBed provides staff with advanced warning when the resident is getting up. This way the resident doesn't need to remember to ask for help, and staff can assist the resident before there is a fall. The resident also doesn't hear anything, or even know that upBed is being used.
In addition to a full fall assessment and fall prevention care plan, upBed serves a critical role in reducing falls for frequent fallers.