For every step we take, someone aged 65 or older is falling. As the aging population grows, so will the number of falls. Already, the CDC has declared falls a public health issue. That’s why SafelyYou is unveiling data from our inaugural report, The State of Falls, a comprehensive study based on a survey of more than 400 executives and care providers across senior care and adults 42 and older.
We know that care providers have limited time to offer effective training programs. We also know that 78% of falls occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. and the most common location for fall events is by the bed. So, we analyzed 9,000 falls and developed these quick-to-train tactics, empowering care providers to in-service staff in a short amount of time and help reduce the risk of unwitnessed falls by the bedside.
For February’s webinar, Reinvigorating Resident Engagement: New Ideas to Increase Inclusion and Reduce Fall Risk, we’ll be joined by Kelly Stranburg and Sara Kyle of LE3 Solutions. Kelly and Sara have over thirty years of combined experience in senior care and now develop programming dedicated to bringing joy, passion, and vitality to each individual resident experience. You can register for the webinar here.
We know our partners in the industry need our support, as staffing and budgets continue to be challenges. So, we’ve extended the deadline for applying for a SafelyYou grant, providing more opportunity for skilled nursing facilities and assisted living and memory care communities to get coverage for the cost of implementing SafelyYou’s first-of-its-kind fall management program.
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.