This Stand Up Floor Alarm, along with the Stand Up Floor Lino Alarm, is one of the most recommended products in our alarm range for people getting out of bed. It generally gives the earliest warning when someone is getting out of bed to try to walk. When someone goes to get out of bed, they can have their weight on the Stand Up Floor Alarm, setting that off, but they could still be sitting on the Stand Up Bed Alarm, not setting it off.
About the Stand Up Floor Alarm
The Stand Up Floor Alarm is placed on the floor next to the bed. It is normally placed on the side closest to the door or toilet. This is the side people generally get out of bed during the night. Once the patient stands on the mat, the alarm will be activated.
When placed correctly, this item should not be a tripping hazard. This is because part of the mat goes under the bed so that when the person steps out of bed, they are putting their feet close to the middle of the mat.
The length of the mat 136cm / 53.5″ and is designed so that it will fit between most bed legs. The cord length is 5m / 16ft.
Spare internal Contact Sheets are available.
Touch Alarm Box & Nurse Call Version
There are two options with regard to the alarm alerting Carers:
- Touch Alarm Box – An alarm box which makes a sound
- Nurse Call Plug – This plugs into the nurse call system and sets off the Carers’ pagers
The Touch Alarm Box has variable volumes and comes with a 5m / 16′ cable. Also available is a 10m / 32′ Extension Cord. Extension cords can be linked together so that the alarm box can be placed virtually anywhere. Most facilities keep the alarm box in the corridor, but some have wired it through the ceiling, across other rooms to the nurses’ station.
The Nurse Call version plugs into the nurse call system and comes with a double adapter. This allows a normal nurse call button to still be used in conjunction with the alarm.
If a Patient is likely to get out of both sides of the bed, then two Floor Alarms can be placed on either side of the bed. These are joined together using a Y Connector (sold separately) to the Touch Alarm Box or Nurse Call system.
We supply spare parts for our alarms. This means that if you have any problems, you don’t need to get a whole new alarm‚ you can just get the part you need. The following spare parts are available for this product:
How to change the Contact Sheets Video
Click here to view the video showing how to change the Stand Up Floor Alarm Contact Sheets.
General Alarm Information
Patient Stand Up alarms can be a very helpful way of monitoring a patient without physical or chemical restraining. They are normally used with people who stand up from a chair or get out of bed and could fall over. Sometimes the patient may be able to walk but due to dementia and mobility issues, they may put themselves or others in danger.
Floor Alarms are the most recommended products in our alarm range for people getting out of bed. This is because they generally give the earliest warning of when someone is getting out of bed. When someone goes to get out of bed, they can have the weight of their feet on the alarm, setting it off before they actually lift their bottom off the bed. If they were using the Bed Alarm that is placed on top of the mattress, it will not sound until after the patient gets out of bed. Floor Alarms can give vital extra time when someone is starting to stand up.