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

SafelyYou-Voices

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 …

National Fall Huddle Webinar Series: Medications & More

To develop an effective fall prevention program in a senior living community, you need to examine the contributing factors that lead to falls and find ways to reduce future risks. Falls happen for several reasons, and the good news is that many can be easily addressed, such as medication. As part of our National Fall …

SafelyYou Offers Free Fall Huddle Consultations to Help Senior Housing Communities Bolster Prevention Efforts

Did you know one in five falls causes a serious injury, such as a broken bone or head injury? This is a staggering statistic, but the good news is you can reduce the chance of a bad fall. One such way is taking advantage of SafelyYou’s free Fall Huddle On Demand Service and learning alternative …

Nominations Open for SafelyYou’s New Fall Hero Recognition Program

Fall Champion Hero

Fall Prevention Awareness Week may be over but that doesn’t mean we need to stop the conversation. One way to keep this important conversation going is with SafelyYou’s new Fall Champion Heroes recognition program. Every day, senior living community team members and caregivers go above and beyond to care for residents and reduce their risks …

SafelyYou Partners with HumanGood to Pilot Real-Time Fall Detection Technology

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HumanGood is piloting technology in three Life Plan Communities SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 28, 2020 – SafelyYou announced today that HumanGood, the sixth largest nonprofit senior living provider in the country, is piloting its real-time fall detection technology in three of its Life Plan Communities. The 60-day pilot program began on Aug. 24 and includes the following …