“As a provider of Residential Aged Care both high and low, we have been utilising the EpiAssist Bed Exit Safe-Bed system on many of our beds to monitor our residents for a number years. The system is linked into our nurse call system and this enables staff to be aware when a resident has exited their bed.
This knowledge allows us to better monitor fall risk residents, wandering residents as well as develop toileting programs for residents who frequently leave their bed.
It also provides staff with a greater sense of confidence that they are aware of the location of the residents during night shift.
It is a very reliable system and has proved far more effective and efficient than previous systems we have employed.
The EpiAssist Bed Exit Safe Bed system is a great asset to us as a Residential Aged Care provider and I can highly recommend it to any and all Residential Aged Cared providers.”
Systems and Projects Coordinator
On behalf of the management and staff of Kanandah Retirement Limited I would like to congratulate your company on the Emfit bed sensor system.
As you would be aware one of the greatest Challenges for staff working in residential aged care is how to efficiently monitor the unique needs of residents with dementia.
The Emfit bed sensor system immediately alerts staff working on the working on the floor to a resident’s position or activity.
Due to the efficiently of the sensor of the sensor our sensor our staff are able to respond to the resident in a timely manner
The Emfit bed sensor system was recently described by one of Kanandah’s staff members as a superb piece of dementia care equipment. Given this Registered Nurse has worked in aged care for over 30 years, and
is recognized as being an excellent dementia care nurse, I consider this as the highest possible recommendation.
Once again thank you and all the very best for the future with this marvelous product.
Kanandah Retirement Limited
As an Aged Care Facility Crowley had difficulty in finding a bed sensor that was reliable and sensitive to our residents needs which was imperative to their safety. We had used other brands which proved to be unreliable and dangerous as we experienced many false alarms or not working at all.
The Emfit Bed Sensor Mat has been integral to Crowley’s resident’s safety. Since the installation of over 30 bed sensors in our dementia wing, our staff, residents and their families are seeing the benefits in utilizing a system which is consistent and reliable.
We have realized that the bed sensor alleviates our night staff from visiting all of the rooms to ensure that the resident has not fallen out of bed and are in fact in good health. The sensor controller can be programmed to suit individual residents thus eliminating false alarms.
This has given our night staff the opportunity to attend to the many other duties required with the many hours saved.
The Emfit bed sensor is very easy to set up when it has to be moved to another bed, we do not require any assistance from the company that services our nurse call system it is a simple task which we are capable of doing ourselves which saves us expense and time
The Emfit bed sensor supplied has become a vital part of our resident care, we feel by installing the Emfit it enables Crowley to offer our residents comfort and safety.
For nearly 12 months now we have been using the Emfit Safe Bed. These have proven to be far more reliable than the previous types that we had been using.
Even installing them on different types of beds and mattress types, once configured, the sensor pad works well. We have found that on some mattress types we need to situate the sensor pad under the sheet and not under the mattress.
We are more than happy with the Emfit Safe Bed and also with the service and back up support we receive from EPI -ASSIST.
Colin J Gregory
“Groves House has been using the Epi-Assist” Bed sensors for the past 2 years and we have found the product to be very reliable. Once staff learned how to operate the units there have been no problems and the sensors have provided valuable assistance to care staff in monitoring residents so that assistance can be provided promptly. I can’t imagine how we could provide such responsive care without the sensors in place for the residents with dementia.
Facility Manager - Groves House
CHRISTIAN BRETHREN COMMUNITY SERVICES
We trialed our first Epi-Assist mat 3 months ago. We immediately noted a decrease in out of bed alarms. The Epi-Assist only alarms when no pulse is detected ie the resident is out of bed, not just changing positions in the bed.Staff are not responding to alarms only to find the resident asleep in bed, as was the case with the previous mats. These Epi-Assist mats are quick and easy to install, easy to secure so they don’t move and are very unobtrusive.
We have had such positive feedback from staff re the decrease in alarms and the increased safety for residents. They know if the alarm sounds the resident is out of bed not just rolling over. Hence I have been instructed by Management to replace all old sensor mats with the Epi-Assist mats. The reduction in staff workload justifies the cost outlay. We are also using the chair mats as well.
Sue Toner Care Coordinator
St Louis Nursing Home