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Nursecall Shop tHe NurseCaLL shop brings you everything from accessories to complete systems for all your Nursecall needs. Whether you are looking for an accessory for your existing system or a complete new solution. Proving popular is the new DIY, i2 Wireless Nurse Call System designed for small, inde-

Lotus Care Technology the Nursealert pressure mat has been one of the most successful floor pressure mats due to it being non slip and carpeted which makes it feel very natural under a residents foot. Lotus Care technology Ltd have many other fall saving devices that can give you peace of

Nurse Call from Aid Call NO MORE PRESSURE MATS

aid CaLL’s newest nurse call solution, the touchsafe Pro, has been developed in response to the changing needs of the healthcare sector and recognises the growing prevalence of alzheimers and dementia amongst our aging population. Our nurse call systems are designed to reduce response times to emergency calls, improve the standard of these responses by increasing the amount of information available to carers and to facilitate the care of those with more complex care needs. It encourages better communication

pendent Care Homes. The i2 system provides a fully featured professional Nursecall System at an affordable price. Using an innovative approach, by removing the need of an expensive central controller and giving each call point full control, the result is a system that is not only more affordable but also more robust. Each time a Call Point on the i2 System is activated, it transmits the message, containing all the necessary information, directly to a Pager or Display. One Call Point and One Pager is all it takes to start a system! Use code Carer15 for a 15% discount. See for full details.

mind whilst caring for this at risk of falls. Having many years of experience in fitting and maintaining Nurse Call Systems helps the guys at Lotus Care Technology understand that every home is different and has different needs. They can specify not only the best system for the enviromental factors in the home but also take into consideration the best products that will make your carers and nurses jobs that little bit easier. For a site consultation or friendly advice call them free on 0800 8499 121 or local 01822 613258. and reassures residents, and their families, that help is always nearby. Features such as the dementia clock and easy-to-use reminder calls can assist more vulnerable residents and an all-encompassing call logging system will monitor staff performance. We also offer a silent paging system which has proven to be of huge benefit on dementia wings, where loud alarms can cause undue distress. Additionally, the systems’ peripheral devices and assistive technology help carers to support falls management, learning difficulties and dementia. They facilitate greater independence, provide preventative as well as reactive care and mean the system benefits those without the necessary cognitive ability to utilise a conventional nurse call system. For more information visit or contact or see the advert on the front cover.

Wireless Infra Red Movement Sensor from Bennett tHe MoveMeNt sensor came about when a handyman at a care home complained about pressure mats short life span and how easily damaged they are, also more worrying was that some residents know that if they stand on them a nurse arrives so try to step over them sometimes falling in the process.

This wireless infra red movement sensor is a far safer way to monitor your wanderers. There are no cables to trip over, It is discreet, robust cost effective and can cover both sides of the bed or the whole room if required. It works with Nurse Call systems from Intercall, Caresafe and Quantec with more in development to follow. If you do not have Infra red call points they can be easily replaced by myself, your handyman or usual supplier. If your system is not suitable for Infra red call points we can supply wired ones which will work with most systems. These sensors are hand made and covered by a one year warranty.

For further information please email or visit

Bennett Security Ltd Lynkyla, Old Inn Road Findon Aberdeenshire AB12 3RL


My background is not only in nurse call but intruder alarms as well so I decided to build a small discrete sensor that covered both sides of the bed. The first ones were wired to a nurse call point and worked well but one of the drawbacks of the pressure mat also applied to the sensor, it could be unplugged! So I started work on a battery operated wireless sensor that sends an infra red signal to a compatible call point, and over a period of six months it was tested in a local care home and refined with feedback from the handyman and nurses. It has been over a year now since I started selling them and the feedback is all good. That care home is part of a national group of homes and I have now sold to many of their homes with repeat orders coming soon after. Frequently asked questions How long do the batteries last? Minimum 4 months if left on permanently  What type of batteries? 4 x AA & 1 x LR23 What is the range? Approx 6 metres and 110 degrees Is it suitable for any nurse call system? At the moment it is suitable for Intercall, Caresafe & Quantec systems with infra red call points. If I have one of the Intercall, Caresafe or Quantec systems with standard call points can I change them?

Intercall and Caresafe points are easily changed by your handyman, Quantec will need an engineer. What is the auxiliary jack for? Anything you can plug in to your call point can be connected to the sensor and the signal will be transmitted to the call point. If your resident wants to sit at the other side of the room from the call point a pear push can be connected without the use of long leads. How much do they cost? Standard sensor £165 + Vat. Sensor with Auxiliary jack £175 + Vat. (Inc postage) This sensor is designed to alert staff of movement within a room fitted with an infra red nurse call point. It can be positioned on the floor or on bedside furniture. It is self resetting - you need only reset the nurse call system. The auxiliary socket may be used for anything that can be plugged in to the wall socket without having to use long leads I.e. pear pushes, pressure mats etc. Specification Detection Angle: 100° Detection Range: 6-8 metres Batteries: 4 x AA Energizer Lithium and 1 x LR23 transmitter Output: Infra red transmission Working Temperature: -10°C to +40°C Working Humidity: < 93 % RH Dimensions: 150 x 65 x 40 mm Weight: ± 250g These movement sensors are covered by a one year guarantee against defective materials or workmanship. It does not apply in cases of damage, wear and tear, unauthorised modification or adjustment. For further information visit

The Carer #35 Winter 2017  

Issue #35 of The Carer - The leading independent publication for nursing and residential care homes. Published Winter (January) 2017.

The Carer #35 Winter 2017  

Issue #35 of The Carer - The leading independent publication for nursing and residential care homes. Published Winter (January) 2017.