Security mat for the bedroom at night?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Anna40Anna, May 13, 2015.

  1. Anna40Anna

    Anna40Anna Registered User

    May 13, 2015
    5
    Hi there,

    Is there a good online resource for supplies associated with dementia care - for the sorts of things we are starting to need at home for my Dad? Someone has told me about a security type mat which can be placed beside the bed or at the door, so that if Dad gets up to go out during the night, an alarm sounds in my Mum's room. Mum is lying awake in the early hours because he's started to wander about. The health service in their area (Ireland) doesn't have the best occupational therapy support, and I'm sure there are other aids we could get for Mum (good quality mattress protectors and drawsheets also come to mind). What sites do you use, or where are your NHS supplies sourced please?

    Anna
     
  2. Quilty

    Quilty Registered User

    Aug 28, 2014
    1,056
    GLASGOW
    Hello Anna, I have used the company nrs-uk for a few things for my mother. They were fast and the products were good quality. I bought a light wheelchair which I can easily lift into the back of the car. The handles fold so it fits easily too. The lady on the phone was very helpful. They have a portable system which creates a beam. When the beam is broken an alarm goes off. Its not too expensive £23 on sale (!) although it will go through batteries. rechargables might work? They post to the UK - you don't say if you are North or south. Mats are much more expensive and my mum is sneaky and moves hers!

    Best of luck. If you type in dementia aids you will find other companies too.
    Regards
    Quilty

    http://www.nrs-uk.co.uk/border-patrol-safety-beam.html
     
  3. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    Hello Anna, you don't need to pay VAT on items if you declare a illness such as dementia,
     
  4. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,692
    Salford
    Hi Anna, welcome to TP
    Below is a link to a wireless remote bed sensor (I have no connection with the company) it sends a signal when someone gets out of bed but it can be put on the floor if you like, it's not the cheapest but once you know the terminology for what you need then the usual internet market places usually have it cheaper. Second link is for a pressure mat but that's wired not remote not so flexible to use but the site has some useful stuff on there again though not necessarily the cheapest.
    K

    http://www.healthandcare.co.uk/anti...rm-kit-with-large-bed-leaving-sensor-mat.html

    https://www.alertamat.com/categories/alertamat/1/?gclid=CJDBkfPWvsUCFW7KtAodrjEAXw
     
  5. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    sorry double posted
     
  6. Anna40Anna

    Anna40Anna Registered User

    May 13, 2015
    5
    Thanks so much for the really quick answers, and plentiful options you've opened up to us.

    Quilty, I am N.Ireland, Mum and Dad are Rep. of Ireland. Dad's is fronto-temporal dementia, only a year since diagnosis but progressing what seems like awfully quickly. Every time I go there, every month or 6 weeks, there's another noticeable deterioration. He doesn't know any of us by name now, although there's still a light of recognition, we think. We're just thankful he's still mobile as this gives him some quality of life, although in the middle of the night mobility is a liability just now.

    What a great site. It's so very helpful to find such practical advice and kindness here.

    Anna
     
  7. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,692
    Salford
  8. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    Yes it was the site I was showing her and that was the page I chose x
     

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