Floor Mat & Wireless Pager. No Alarm Noise in Patient’s Room!Anti-wandering systems may make it possible to keep the elderly safe at home. And, any item that can help keep our senior citizens in their own or in a family home is golden!
Anti-wandering systems usually consist of a sensor and a wireless pager for the caregiver. I preferred the anti-wandering systems that worked with a floor mat. If Mom stepped on the mat and put down just 6 lbs of pressure, an alarm would signal to me, wherever I was. I just kept the pager on me at all times.
Particularly during the evenings when Mom’s Sundowners Syndrome would kick in, I had a hard time keeping her in bed. That’s how I discovered these alarm systems. And, in patients with Alzheimers, the wandering syndrome can become quite a safety hazard. Knowing where your elderly loved one is at any given moment and being able to ensure their safety in your care is your number one priority as a caregiver. It was, at least, my number one priority and, let me tell ya, Gertie gave me a run for the money on some nights.
If you are a caregiver to an elderly person who even periodically can get confused, an anti wandering alarm system will become your best friend.
Anti-Wandering Systems For The Bed
In these types of alarm systems, there is a pad for the bed which the patient lies upon. If your senior citizen loved one arises from the monitoring pad, the alarm will signal the caregiver. Here’s a few good bed alarms – note: most bed alarm systems can work equally well on a chair):
SMART CAREGIVER TL-5102MP Motion Sensor And PagerCordLess Bed Sensor Pad 20×30-in with TransmitterChair Exit Alarm for Elderly Fall Prevention – Basic SystemBed & Chair Exit Alarm for Elderly Fall Prevention and Anti-wandering – Economy Package
Anti-Wandering Systems For A Room Or Door
These types of alarm systems send a signal to the caregiver when a door is opened or a mat is stepped upon.