Each year, somewhere between 700,000 and 1,000,000 people in the United States fall in the hospital. A fall may result in fractures, lacerations, or internal bleeding, leading to increased health care utilization.
It has been proven that aging changes motion patterns which destabilize the human locomotion balance mechanism. Falls due to tripping in the elderly are the result of declines in the balance control function due to aging. Therefore, based on the fall prediction information, preventive or rehabilitative measures can be taken to prevent/reduce the happening of dangerous scenarios.
Fall prevention involves managing a patient’s underlying fall risk factors and optimizing the hospital’s physical design and environment.
OMG Solutions is specializes in all aspects of elderly fall prevention products and mobility monitoring, anti-wandering and quiet facility solutions. Fall prevention products include: bed alarms for seniors, fall prevention alarm monitors, pull-string fall monitors, weight-sensing pressure pads for bed alarm monitors or chair alarm monitors, weight-sensing floor mat pads, wheelchair seat belt fall monitors, caregiver paging systems, anti-wandering door systems and motion sensor fall monitors.
Our products are simple. By simply placing a pressure sensing pad under a resident in a bed or wheel chair seat, the caregiver can be notified silently by pager, or quietly and visually by a bright blinking light with a fall prevention monitor in a hall.
Fall prevention alarms signal family and staff members that a loved one or a patient may require assistance to get up or move such as to use the restroom. Compromised health can lead normally strong and balanced individuals to slip or tumble resulting in detrimental damage. Fitting a chair or bed with an sensor pad alarm can assure the patient and care provider (caregiver) that assistance will be available when needed.
Bed and chair bound patients are not the only ones that require fall prevention devices. Many times, simple tasks such as walking, bathing, toileting, or general transport can cause an afflicted individual to slip or tumble. Consider added protection such as non-skid socks, floor mats, and mounted hand rails to encourage safe activity.
Our fall prevention products line includes: Quiet fall prevention monitoring, wireless mobility monitoring to a caregiver pager, weight-sensing sensor pads for bed and chair fall monitors, Cordless weight-sensing floor sensor mats, injury reducing soft impact landing mats, EZ release wheelchair seat belt fall monitor systems, Anti-wandering door systems, wireless central monitoring with nurse call and paging, and much more.
Many products are designed to prevent elopement from someone with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc. or for a resident who is at high of falls to alert caregiver with silent passive early warning via a caregiver pager.
Originally posted 2013-11-08 14:40:03.