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I have tried the call light ..2 different kinds, the bell and just telling him to call out to me..He won't he has had two falls recently..next time could be the hip..then he is in the hospital...what do you think???

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I would add that I chose the mat for the bed as opposed to the floor as once she was on the floor she was already on her way to hitting the ground. The bed mat kept her from getting that far...it's scary , I know.
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When my Mom first came home from rehab, she was a notorious "wanderer"...she never remembered to call for me so I would find myself rarely sleeping at all. I got her the bed sensors and the rails you can install to pretty much any bed, any size...the rails kept her in pretty much as she could not figure out how to get around them, and the little mat underneath her sounded the alarm whenever she began to make any movements off that mat. And I didn 't have to worry that it would not wake me up...I could not have slept through it. Those two items together really were helpful for us...easy set up as well. The main box did plug in to an outlet, but had battery backup as well.
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The Home Security set up is for when you leave the house- the baby monitor set up is so you can always have an EYE!
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Here was my camera tricks- first, The side monitor was awesome on my property so I could garden AND I purchased a Skype Camera EXTRA and connected it to my LAPTOP. I seldom left the house but when i did- I used Google App services and Skype Camera and Smart Phone- ANY movement- my smart phone alerted me. Go on YouTube under Home Security and also Google Home Security and your Smartphone. I had tremendous peace of mind last 7 months mom lived with me and could of kicked myself when I discovered how easy it was and the cost so worth it!
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Nana2Nanny, do you know if the baby monitor you purchased has remote observation capability, i.e., can it be used from another home several miles away or does it work only within a particular home (which I'm assuming is the situation)?
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I purchased a top notch Baby Monitor with camera- and aside from the monitor on my night stand with night vision- it came with a handheld with belt clip and 3inch monitor on that! Mom couldn't fart lest I heard it and all I had to do was open one eye and the monitor tv on the nightstand showed mom perfect! I could even remote turn the monitor. $200. Was well worth it!
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I am not familiar with floor mat alarm as well, but I know a technology is being develop which can be installed in or on walls and the whole package automatically alert an emergency center or loved one when someone falls or slips, and it also pinpoint the exact location of the accident. It was developed for potential users like seniors and long-term care recipients (news at http://www.infolongtermcare.org/iltc-news/newly-developed-sensors-allow-convenient-detection-falls/ )

It's not yet available in the market but I sure hope it will be soon
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My apologies...Still new to this forum and just realized that I could have found information on your living situation by reading your profile. Sorry!
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I just looked up sensor mats and the one I saw had to have a wired connection with only a 30 foot length of wire between the mat and the chime/bell, which isn't very far if you live in a big house. I'd look for something wireless. I see they have wireless motion sensors, which is what I'd prefer. But I don't have personal experience with either. The only down side to the motion sensor I saw was the chime was very loud. Good luck, I can imagine how frustrating it is for you (and your dad). He sounds like a sweetie.
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Once again I wish there were edit functions for the posts.

The first paragraph should read... "if placed next to the bed or door" - but it's not clear entirely where the falls are occurring. I assumed that the issue is that the man in question is unable to safely get out of the bed without assistance and may have some level of confusion/dementia and isn't able to think to call for help.
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I've had no experience with the floor mats but it sounds like an interesting and effective concept if placed next to the

You mentioned a call light - if "he" in a facility or at home? Is this your husband? Father? Father-in-law? What are his medical conditions and diagnoses?
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