What would happen if you didn’t have BellMe?
They would’ve died definitely because when they fall sometimes, for instance, we have some blind people around here whom they are far away from the nurse’s station so if we didn’t have a bell we wouldn’t get to them in time. So obviously we would find there is a major problem there.
How many lives has it saved?
It has saved a lot of lives. For every nursing home they should have this. It’s definitely a life saver. They rely on this bell so much that they don’t want to part with it. If they don’t have the bell: “I’m going to die”. Honestly that’s how they feel. If they don’t have this bell on their neck to them they are dead. If anything happens to them they won’t be able to ring the bell and they can’t scream nobody is going to hear them so obviously they are going to die.
How has the system helped you guys here at Lamont?
We’d like to thank BellMe for giving us this bell. It’s going to help our resident to prevent those incidents that happen while nurses can’t see. It’s going to be easy because the resident will press the bell then we’ll see what’s happening.
SR. BONA NDELU
ISSY GESHEN LAMONT HOME FOR THE AGED – LAMONTVILLE, DURBAN 2018
How has the system helped you guys here at Serene Park?
The system is very very very helpful because when it rings you can see the letters very well, they are big and clear and the sound is very very clear. Even if you are far, you can hear it and it rings until you come and stop it and then you can go to the resident and help them.
Have you had any problems with the system?
There are no problems at all because there is no way that you can miss it. There is no way you can miss it and we advised the resident to check the batteries now and then so that they must not sit with a panic button with a battery that is not working.
So BellMe really helped you guys here at Serene park?
It helps us a lot, it helps us a lot. We advise them to wear it around their neck so that anywhere they fall, in the bathroom or anywhere, if they got that accident they can just press the button and there is no way that we can miss it.