Spearhead Healthcare, one of the UK’s leading suppliers to the care home sector, today announces the addition of Alerta Medical’s Wood Alertamat to its range of fall prevention products.
The wood-look Alertamat is a robust, long-life mat with built-in sensors designed to alert caregivers when patients with a high fall risk leave their seat, bed or room. With a wood-look, non-slip top layer that matches the commonly chosen flooring in bedrooms, the Alertamat can be placed at bedsides or doorways to activate the nurse call when a resident treads on it.
Matching the floor is a vital feature to avoid aggravating confusion in dementia sufferers – and to discourage them from simply stepping over the mat.
David Lindberg, Product Development Director at Spearhead Healthcare comments: “Proactively preventing falls and wandering among high risk residents is the top priority for care homes, nursing homes and hospitals. The Wood Alertamat is a top-of-the-range fall prevention mat that gives care providers extra flexibility and choice when creating individual fall prevention programmes for their residents. Its unique wood look and large size are ideal for dementia sufferers who may otherwise avoid treading on the mat.
“The Alertamat complements our existing fall prevention product range and demonstrates our commitment to innovating technology, equipment and interiors that help the care sector improve the safety and quality of life for those being cared for.”
Based on a simple ‘plug-and-play’ system, the Alertamat is quick and easy to set up and includes an additional 6 inch lead to allow other Alerta accessories to be connected through a single nurse call point. It has long-lasting welded seals and strong wiring, and its antibacterial and easy-clean material helps care givers adhere to the highest possible standards of hygiene.
For over thirty years Spearhead has been a trusted provider of high quality furniture, furnishings and equipment designed specifically for the care sector. The company has showrooms in Kilmarnock and Staffordshire, with fully-fitted room scenes to showcase the breadth of its interior product ranges.
For further information visit https://www.spearheadhealthcare.com
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