Assistive Technology & Accessories
Assistive technology is a broad range of devices and systems designed to enhance individuals’ independence, safety, and well-being with physical, cognitive, sensory, or communication impairments. These technologies aim to assist individuals in performing activities of daily living, promoting a higher quality of life and increased autonomy.
Medicare Systems’ range of assistive switches and sensors enables nurse call systems to be set up to the specific needs of the hospital patient or care home resident. Ensuring a call can be triggered in many situations provides flexibility in the nurse call system and, ultimately, peace of mind.
The double snap lead protects the mat, giving them a longer life.
Available in two colours.
Floor mats typically have a pressure sensor that detects when someone stands on them.
When the sensor is activated, it sends a signal to the call point, which alerts staff that the person has gotten out of bed or left the room.
Floor mats can be invaluable in monitoring people at risk of falls.
They provide an early warning for staff and can reduce the severity of falls as they can intervene sooner.
PIR Movement Detector
Another option for monitoring the movement of clients is PIR movement sensors.
The PIR device connects to the Medicare nurse call point via socket 1 of the HTM6001 pear push unit or socket 1 of any of the HTM6500 series nurse call points.
Typically, the PIR sensors monitor movement by a bed or doorway to alert staff.
The MED22 PIR sensor is battery-operated using a 9-volt PP9 battery. An optional mains power supply is available if preferred.
MED24 Bed/Chair Weight Sensor
The sensor is triggered when the user leaves the bed or chair, releasing the pressure on the device and activating the nurse call unit.
The weight sensor is used with the Medicare call point by plugging it into socket 1 on either the HTM6001 call point or any of the HTM6500 series of nurse call units.
MED25 Super Sensitive Jelly Bean Switch
Jelly Bean Buttons are extremely sensitive switches available in two sizes, big and small.
The switch activates when tapped and is available with different colour covers to meet your requirement.
This specialist device enables the nurse call system to be activated even for those unable to press other buttons or switches.
MED12 Blow Switch with Adaptor
The blow switch activates by either sucking or blowing into the switch. The device comes with a changeable and washable saliva trap and is also available with a rigid tube for ease of location and activation by the user.
Replacement saliva traps are available on request.