Fall Risk Abatement.
According to the National Center for Injury Prevention
and Control, typical 100-bed nursing homes report between
100 and 200 falls per year. Of these falls, approximately
1,800 result in the death of the resident and 10% to
20% cause serious injury.
Falls occur more often in nursing home residents than
the general population because the nursing home resident
tends to be less robust than seniors living outside of
facilities. There are a variety of reasons for falls
but environmental hazards, such as lack of bed rails
and improper bed height, contribute to between 16% and
27% of all falls.
MedSTAR Medical’s offerings in this area are focused
on reducing the incidence and severity of bed-related
falls. We offer a Full Electric Low Bed, which, at its
lowest height, is only 7 ¾ inches from the floor;
a Perimeter Guard Mattress which is designed to prevent
patient “roll off’ when the rails are down;
and a Soft Fall Bedside Mat which further reduces the
distance between bed and floor and cushions the impact
in the event that a patient does roll off the bed.
Click on a Selection Below for Further
Information on Fall Risk Abatement.
|Basic American Full Electric Lo Max Bed – Fixed
height low beds present a challenge when changing
the linen or lifting a resident out of bed. For
those applications which require a low bed, the
Lo Max, allows the resident or caregiver to raise
or lower the bed to a height which best fits the
Lo Max features include:
- The ability to
raise or lower the bed with ease using a standard
- Sleep surface adjustable
from 7 ¾” to
- 400-lb surface capacity
- 3-inch locking casters
- Head articulation of 80 degrees; foot/knee
articulation of 45 degrees
|Skil-Care Perimeter-Guard Mattress
- prevents resident “roll-off” when
the bed rails are lowered.
- Pressure-Check™ foam
with sections that adjkust individually to distribute
weight and relieve interface pressure
Ultra-soft heel zone that lowers pressure for sensitive
- High-density bottom layer of compression-resistant
foam for support, weight distribution, and extended
|Skil-Care Soft-Fall Bedside
This high-density, 4-inch, vinyl-covered foam mat
provides extra protection against fall-related
injuries. A slip-resistant bottom keeps the mat
firmly in place.