How Often Are You Sending Residents to the ER Because You Don’t Know What Happened?

How Often Are You Sending Residents to the ER Because You Don’t Know What Happened?

“Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the Emergency Room for a fall. And while little is known about the risk factors that are particular to those with dementia, we do know that these individuals visit Emergency Departments more frequently, are hospitalized more often, incur higher charges, and have higher mortality after an ER …

If you were alone in your room and wanted your shoes across the room but couldn’t stand unassisted, how would you get them safely?

If you were alone in your room and wanted your shoes across the room but couldn't stand unassisted, how would you get them safely?

I would lower myself slowly from my bed and scoot myself across the room to my shoes and attempt to put them on. Then, I would need to wait for someone to assist me up and will remain on ground until they come. This is what happens to 30% of residents in memory care. They …

New Tech-Enabled Rehab Program Designed to Improve Recovery Experience for People Living with Dementia

Brookdale Overland Park features tech-enabled programs

SafelyYou is honored to be part of this inspired space! “A first of its kind in the nation to incorporate specific technology devices, this new dementia-friendly environment at Brookdale Overland Park features tech-enabled programs and trained clinicians focused on delivering person-centered, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation.”

Person-Centered Care Ideals and Practicality in Senior Living

Adult Helping Senior In Hospital

I had the pleasure of attending the Pioneer Network Annual Conference in Louisville recently along with a SafelyYou colleague. The Pioneer Network describes itself as “the national leader of the culture change movement, helping care providers to transition away from a medical, institutional model of elder care to one that is life affirming, satisfying, humane …