The Coronavirus crisis is clearly having the most significant impact on the elderly and vulnerable population, and the care sector.
Government advice for care providers has been to isolate residents within their own rooms. This combined with the already huge pressure on care providers including staff shortages and resource constraints due to social isolation and additional infection control measures is leading to adverse effects including immobility and higher falls risk for some residents.
The government has outlined advise for care providers to deploy measures to address and mitigate these factors. The Alerta Medical range of fall prevention and nurse call equipment provides a two-fold solution to this challenge.
Firstly, the Alerta fall prevention devices provide the safety and care required by alerting care staff should a resident at risk of falling leave their designated safe area, such as their bed, chair or room. The devices activate the nurse call system which alerts care staff to ascertain the residents safety.
Secondly, given the current pressure on care staff resources due to staff self-isolating and increased infection control measures, it is difficult to provide the usual level of personal care and attention for specific residents. The Alerta Medical fall prevention equipment solves this problem by alerting staff and also providing residents with the option to call for assistance with the Alerta Nurse Call Button.
This provides peace of mind for both care providers and residents and helps to uphold the highest levels of care and safety during this crisis. The Alerta Medical fall prevention devices are suitable for integration with nurse call systems in care homes and hospitals, but also work equally well in the private home environment with a range of wireless devices.