It’s Falls Prevention Awareness Week, today through Friday, September 24! To kick it off, we’re sharing our experts’ top 10 tips for fall prevention. Only SafelyYou has reviewed over 20k fall events, making us uniquely qualified to share insights that help prevent falls.
We’re thrilled that Melissa has joined the ranks of our Fall Champion Heroes. Each month, we recognize one of the countless outstanding employees on the front lines of senior living care staff. Thank you, Melissa—and all of you—for helping to create and maintain a safe environment for our loved ones.
SafelyYou is proud to be able to share what we’ve uncovered from reviewing more than 15k falls. We hope you’re able to use these insights to help create a safer environment in your community, improving resident well-being. Find the complete list of common fall locations and causes with suggested interventions here.
Our SafelyYou experts have found that 38% of unintentional falls are related to the bed and 80% of intentional self-lowering occurs at the bedside. That means there are opportunities to improve safety and function when it comes to beds.
Highgate communities using SafelyYou during the pandemic go 126 days without an ER visit resulting from a fall
Our latest case study outlines how eight Highgate Senior Living communities made SafelyYou part of their safety plan in 2020—and went 126 days without an ER visit resulting from a fall. Reducing ER visits was critical during this time due to the risk of exposure to COVID-19. And while keeping residents safe and out of the ER is always a priority for Highgate, it became even more important during the pandemic. That’s why they chose SafelyYou.
New research reveals SafelyYou’s AI-enabled fall detection reduces time on the ground after a resident falls in memory care facility
Real-time fall detection using SafelyYou’s artificial intelligence-enabled video recording reduced residents’ time on the ground after a fall by 29.6 minutes and time until staff assistance by 28.3 minutes, according to research results on post-fall care in memory care published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.