Kicking off our 2021 National Fall Huddle Webinar Series

Fall prevention insights for 2021

A new year is upon us. With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out and providing renewed hope for all, it’s crucial to maintain the critical care and perseverance that helped us through 2020 to keep our residents healthy and safe in the new year. Join us to discuss fall prevention planning as we kick off our 2021 National …

Developing a Fall Prevention Plan for 2021

Developing a Fall Prevention Plan for 2021

This has been a year like no other, especially for senior housing communities. In addition to dealing with COVID-19 cases, communities are experiencing a staggering 20% increase in falls since social distancing and shelter in place went into effect. Residents are spending more time alone in their rooms, and communities must find new and creative …

Introducing Fall Champion Hero, Cynthia Waldron!

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SafelyYou is proud to introduce you to Cynthia Waldron, Caregiver and Med Tech at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, CA. Cynthia was selected as our latest Fall CHampion Hero from a pool of incredible nominations. “Cynthia is the most diligent when falls occur. She participates and is always interested in doing what is right for …

Leverage Lessons Learned from 2020 to Plan Your 2021 Fall Prevention Program

2020 Case Study Highlights: COVID & Beyond

To say that 2020 has been a year like no other would be an understatement. It certainly has been a challenging time for senior housing operators, care staff, residents and families as we continue the daily struggle with COVID-19. We certainly had to find new and different approaches to fall prevention, since social distancing restrictions …

Wearables and Bed Alarms: A First Step to Address Falls

Wearables and Bed Alarms: A First Step to Address Falls

Falls pose a serious health risk for residents living in senior housing communities. The good news is that falls are preventable. We’ve examined several important elements to get an effective fall prevention program up and running, and now I want to take a closer look at the important role of wearables and other devices.  Beyond …

Announcing Our First Fall Champion Hero: Nicole “Nikki” Brown

Fall Champion Hero: Nicole “Nikki” Brown

Yesterday in our National Fall Huddle Webinar, our very first Fall Champion Hero was announced. Congratulations to Nicole “Nikki” Brown!  Nikki is Garden House Caregiver at The Pines, A Merrill Gardens Community, in Rocklin, CA. Her nominator, John Robertson, The Pines General Manager, says “Nikki always follows protocols and is very consistent and compassionate in her fall help.” Nikki has been with …

SafelyYou CEO, George Netscher featured in SHN Voices

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As you likely know, Senior Housing News is the leading source for news and information covering the senior housing industry. A recent edition of “Voices,” their series highlighting leading executives discussing trends, topics and more shaping their industry, features our very own SafelyYou CEO, George Netscher. In the interview George addresses topics including: How SafelyYou got started What makes us different than …

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2020

Alzheimers Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research and is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. The world is very different this year, so the walk won’t be a large in-person gathering. Instead, people are encouraged to participate anywhere and everywhere, in small …

Tips for Reducing Fall Injuries: Hip Fractures

Hip Injury in Memory Care

Unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence in senior living communities. And they are even more common for adults living with dementia, who fall four times per year on average — nearly twice as often as those without dementia. While falls lead to a variety of injuries, I want to focus on one specific injury that …