Preventing falls in care homes

How Bide can help

There are nearly 500,000 people living in care homes across the UK. With one in three adults aged 65+ falling each year within their own home, a person is three times more likely to fall within a care facility.

Falling within care homes is, therefore, unfortunately a regular occurrence and can lead to multiple stresses within the care system. This includes regulatory and compliance issues, financial losses and risk of reputation and litigation. 

The stats are extremely concerning. 

  • One in five falls are serious such as a broken bone or head injury. 
  • One third of patients who fracture a hip will die within 12 months.
  • 50% of those over 65 who have a long lie (>1 hour) on the floor will be dead within 6 months. 

All falls also have a detrimental impact on the person's mental wellbeing with an increased fear of falling and loss of confidence and independence. 

20% of falls happen at night, often when care homes have fewer staff which makes it harder to manage. 

How Bide can help prevent falls

Bide is a simple device to support care homes to reduce the number of nighttime falls and give their residents reassurance and peace of mind at night. 

Bide’s bespoke messaging system allows a carer or a loved one to leave a message that is relevant to that person. This enables the device to focus on the areas most likely to prevent a fall, which may be different for each person. 

Using unobtrusive light and motion sensors Bide recognises when a person sits up in bed and plays the reassuring message. 

The traffic light system also gives a visual aid of a time buffer for the person to properly wake up, their blood pressure to stabilise, their muscles to get ready for use, and for them to better grasp their surroundings.

Bide is one of the only devices currently on the market looking at proactively trying to prevent nighttime falls at the time when a person is most at risk, rather than just detecting them. 

A reduction in falls will make your care home a safer place for residents and could avert a serious injury or fatality. 

Get in touch today to talk about how Bide could help

We'd love to hear from you if you're interested in talking to us about how Bide might help reduce the number of falls in your care home

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