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Anyone used indoor light motion sensor to help prevent falls?

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heavenlybrownies · 27/08/2013 01:14

My 84 year old mother woke up during the night a couple of nights ago, didn't put the light on and got confused and went to the loo in the next door room. She isn't confused during the day but after a fall a few months ago has been sleeping downstairs in her dining room with a commode in her room. I think if she had a light sensor which came on when she got out of bed she would have seen the commode and remembered to use it. I just wondered if anyone had successfully used an indoor light motion sensor? Thanks.

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Weegiemum · 27/08/2013 01:22

We have them upstairs in our bedroom for me!

I've got a neurological condition that means I'm "body blind" - if I can't see my feet I fall over! Ours are set at a high tolerance - I need to sit up before the one beside my bed comes on. Then I can get to the loo fine!

It cost us about £300 to get them installed but I've not fallen once in the night since (system extends to landing, stairs and hallway).

CMOTDibbler · 27/08/2013 20:01

You could try a plug in motion sensor nightlight to see if it helped - we have them on the landing, and they are cheap and fairly bright

heavenlybrownies · 28/08/2013 00:45

Thanks very much Weegie and CMOT. Weegie - can I ask where you got yours from? CMOT - do you know of any plug in motion sensor nightlights you could recommend?

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