Richard was healthy and active until a car accident left him with two broken legs. He gets around using a wheelchair while his injuries mend but fidgets in his sleep, often irritating his broken legs and causing himself pain. Richard regularly wakes up in the middle of the night because of this and can't get back to sleep, regularly resulting in him needing the toilet.
Richard's toilet is upstairs and he did not want to modify his house to fit a stair-lift as his injury is only temporary. This means he has a tricky transfer from his wheelchair onto the bottom step and he lifts himself upstairs backwards, one step at a time. Richard once slipped in the day time doing this manoeuvre while he had family present and it knocked his confidence. If he fell during the night, he would have to wait until morning for someone to come to his rescue.
His father suggested a fall detector but after doing some research, Richard decided he would be embarrassed about wearing one and would only need it at night-time so he would probably forget to put it on. While doing his research online, he saw the bed occupancy sensor and chose to enquire about it.
Richard’s bed occupancy sensor is discreet and gives him all the support he needs to stay independent without wearing any equipment that would make his sleep more uncomfortable. Thankfully, Richard has never triggered a call using the bed occupancy sensor but says he sleeps better with peace of mind, knowing he can access help and won’t spend the night in pain on a cold floor should he have an accident.