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I bought this and it works even in low light.
SMART CAREGIVER TL-5102MP Motion Sensor And Pager
I'm glad I looked through the first few thread titles because I was just going to ask something similar!
Now that dad and I have a routine going with my mom who has been officially diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia, we are finding that as she begins eating again (yay) she now has the ability to get up during the night while we are sleeping (boo). She is fall prone, having taken several bad spills already, so we are looking for some type of alert that will wake us if she gets up when we aren't awake or near.
I was looking at the bed pad types but they come with (too light) warnings and with her weighing only 91 lbs currently that isn't an option.
Tess C, how has that sensor been for you and is it extremely loud as the reviews suggest? That is the one I was just debating over but I'd certainly be interested in other options as well and who better to understand what you need and why but you guys!
With your mom being so light you may could try the motion pads for baby & toddlers. I never used one but it might work better for you than one for adults.
Kathy I use a "Drive-Way Alarm" it works great its loud has low and high alerts. I placed the motion sensor just on top of the baseboard closest the the floor next to moms bed, so when she puts her foot onto the floor to get out of bed it alerts me.
Prior to that I had the sensor mounted (hot glued) to the side of the wall heater by her bedroom door pointed at her bed so when she made any movements it would alert me that she is active...and may be getting out of bed, or just trying to get comfortable in bed.
Having this alarm has allowed me to get more done around the house and outside of the house...it has a long distance in which it can alert, which has really allowed me to be outside more often. You can get them at HARBOR FREIGHT for around $15-$20.
I hope this information helps....
Hi All - I don't post much, but do find support in reading all your posts, makes you feel less alone. I want to give a shout out BIG TIME to TessC for your suggestion of the SMART CAREGIVER TL-5102MP Motion Sensor And Pager.
Like many of you, I was at my wits end with Mom getting out of bed in the middle of the night and roaming the house - although everything is baby proofed and there are dead bolts on all the doors high above her reach, it still did not stop her from eating an entire stick of butter, taking bread/rolls out of bags and throwing all over the house, etc. I admit there are nights when I just pass out from exhaustion and don't hear her. I did not want a baby monitor, because that would not help me rest - all of I would hear is the constant talking/repetitive noises she makes even while sleeping, and if I do hear her up, she's already out of bed, around the house and now WIDE awake - getting her back to sleep takes another hour.
This little device - only 35 bucks on Amazon - oh LORD I wish I saw Tess' post sooner. I have it on the floor at an angle where Mom only has to attempt to get out of bed, the laser catches it and the beeper goes off in my room. I have had 4 nights of sound sleep in a row because I can rest knowing if she tries anything, I'm on it! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I highly recommend this product!
This won't be for everyone, but it has helped me to date. What I'm currently using isn't ideal, but it helps me. I have three cameras (I have "Foscam IP Cameras") aimed at Dad's easy chair where he spends most of his time (I've had this for a couple years now), his bathroom and his bed. When I leave the house I can look at him from my Ipad and know that he's alive and safe. At night, I can be in bed and if I hear something just look at the camera feed and see that he is in bed, and if not I look at the bathroom camera and there he is. Our walls are thin, and I hear him get up most of the time. I looked for a motion sensor, but hadn't found one I was satisfied with yet. A friend is going to give me one he has. I bought a cheap baby monitor recently, but it went through batteries daily and as mentioned above, I really don't need to hear him tossing and turning and talking in his sleep.
This camera setup requires a computer and WIFI in the house, and the Foscam people were good at helping me with settings. If you aren't tech savy though, don't bother. I know people that use the "Dropcam" to watch their parrots. They are more expensive but MIGHT be more user friendly. Having this camera in the house has made my life a little easier by lessening my anxiety.
adult chairs with rollers...well there are an abundance of cushiony office chairs to explore. They often have high back for back support and come with or without arm rests. They are often adjustable hence perfect for dining or at a desk. Bing. I think we have hit the jackpot on this one. Recently at a garage sale i obtained at no cost a living room chair that the previous owner added wheels to...
precisely what we need.refuse to have mom in a wheel chair all day