Fall prevention products tuck away trip hazards such as cables, stick down protruding carpets, offer more grip to feet and hands when in contact with wet or slippery surfaces, cover the feet with correctly fitting footwear and prevent those with low blood pressure or the elderly from becoming dizzy by slowly helping them into an upright or standing position.

All of these methods of fall prevention are covered in the Healthcare Equip catalogue. In the case of hospitalised patients with a lack of staff, chair belts and alarm-system chair mats prevent countless falls on a daily basis. We also supply walk belts, bathing chair belts, anti-slip chair cushions, bed rails and crutch ferrules, and anti-slip mats for various areas of the home.

Healthcare Equip additionally supplies electronic home aids for fall prevention. These include home automation systems that work via motion detectors or sensor mats. When the person steps onto the bedside mat, for example, it will automatically switch on the lights.

Alternatively, electronic mats can alert the partner or caregiver by way of an alarm. The consequences of a fall can also be reduced through the wearing of hip protectors, mounting corner protectors to furniture, wearing a personal alert system to call for immediate help even in the absence of a mobile telephone, or through the placement of a bedside crash mat on the floor after the person in question has gone to bed.

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