SeNCit Case History
Mr C is in his early 70s and an amputee due to spread of bone cancer. He lives at home in a two storey house with his wife who is his primary carer. He has a prosthetic but movement is very limited and painful for him so he spends most of his life bedridden upstairs. He has mild dementia and he no longer able to completely understand how to use his bedside telephone or how to move about safely.
Mrs C suffers from arthritis of the spine and hips and struggles with his care especially navigating the stairs with trays of food and drink. This scenario has increased the risk of Mrs C falling or becoming ill.
For peace of mind in between visits, their family has installed SeNCit in the hallway at bottom of stairs so that it detects movement at top of stairs and through the hallway which leads to the kitchen and lounge.
‘No Movement Detector’ – Should Mrs C fall, become incapacitated by illness or leave the house and not return and Mr C was unaware or unable to raise the alarm, the family will be warned of this by text message that Mrs C needs assistance and Mr C needs care.
‘Night movement’ Should Mr C attempt to get up in the night and in his confusion navigate the
stairs, SeNCit will detect this movement at top flight of stairs and “ring” the home phone next
to Mrs C’s bedside which will wake her so she can take Mr C back to his bed. This means Mrs C
now sleeps peacefully secure in knowledge she will be woken if needed.
‘Security Mode’ At times, Mrs C needs to leave the house for extended periods to go shopping
or visit GP/hospitals herself. During these periods, the family switches the SeNCit to security
mode (a free ring from their mobile). Should Mr C decide he will get out of bed and attempt to
come downstairs on his own, the family (one living two minutes away) receive a text
message warning that movement has been detected at top of stairs and that their father
could be in danger. They can then attend to check he is OK.
At the time of expected arrival home of Mrs C, family are reassured to receive a text message detecting her movement in the hallway meaning she has arrived home safely.
Mrs C can now leave the home knowing that SeNCit will inform her and family members if Mr C
gets up and is therefore in danger.
Family is informed if Mrs C does not return home or has a fall in the home so that can assist to
help Mrs C & Mr C.
Family members also receive an “All’s OK” daily alert message to reassure them that Mum is OK
and able to care for Dad.