Fall Interventions Help Prevent Falls for Memory Care Residents

The Impact of Person-Centered Fall Interventions

As we age, physical changes and health conditions make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. And adults living with dementia fall at least four times per year — twice as often as adults without dementia. With National Fall Awareness Week upon us (Sept. 21-25), it’s a …

SafelyYou Launches Fall Huddle Resource Hub

Fall Huddle Hub

In conjunction with National Fall Awareness Week (Sept. 21-25), I’m very excited to share that SafelyYou is launching a new Fall Huddle Resource Hub, a one-stop-shop for fall huddle program education and collaboration that encourages fall prevention in memory care. We’ve talked about the importance of fall huddle programs in previous thought leadership publications and …

Fall Prevention Series: How Merrill Gardens Reduced ER Visits and Increased Move Ins

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With National Fall Awareness Week right around the corner (Sept. 21-25), this is a great opportunity to take a closer look at memory care communities that are tackling the issue of resident falls head-on and achieving real results. Merrill Gardens, which currently has 67 communities in 20 states, is a great example of an innovative …

Fall Prevention Series: How to Develop an Effective Fall Huddle Program

Fall Huddle Best Practices

As we lead up to National Fall Awareness Week (Sept. 21-25, 2020), it is the perfect time to talk about an important issue for all senior housing providers: How to address the issue of unwitnessed falls.   This is a common yet challenging concern since 70% of falls occur in a resident’s bedroom and 80-90% of …

National Fall Huddle Webinar Series Falls: Behind the Numbers

Webinar Sept 2020

Did you know that 90% of resident falls in senior housing communities are unwitnessed? Since this staggering number is a challenging issue for the industry, it is important to take a step back and examine what these numbers really mean. We will do just that during SafelyYou’s special webinar, “Falls: Behind the Numbers,” taking place …

How to Safely Transfer from Sitting to Standing in Memory Care

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Helping a person living with dementia transfer to or from a bed to a chair safely may seem like a simple task, but the truth is, both people can be injured if you aren’t careful with the procedure. With the right instructions and the correct aids, you can minimize most problems that may occur when doing …

How to Reduce Transfer Risks and Prevent Falls in Memory Care

Transfer Risks - Prevent Falls

Adults living with dementia fall four times per year on average — nearly twice as often as those without dementia. These falls often happen in memory care communities when a resident tries to move without help from a wheelchair to a chair or bed or from a sitting to a standing position. When residents are …

Church Mutual Insurance partners with SafelyYou to increase use of fall technology and offset rising insurance rates

Church Mutual Insurance and SafelyYou

Church Mutual Insurance and SafelyYou are partnering to accelerate the use of fall prevention technology and keep insurance rates affordable for assisted living operators by subsidizing costs for Church Mutual Insurance customers. SafelyYou Reduces Risk of Falls by 40% SafelyYou is a memory care-focused healthcare technology company, which leverages AI-enabled cameras placed in a resident’s …

Why are those living with dementia at a higher risk for falling?

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People who are living with dementia have a greater risk of falling because they are more likely to experience problems with mobility, balance, and muscle weakness. The following are just a few of the contributing factors which also lead to falls: Limited capacity for new learning Don’t understand why they had a previous fall, so …