5 Tips: How To Market Your Fall Prevention Program To Increase Occupancy Rates

The senior living industry is becoming even more competitive since occupancy rates have been dropping due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the need for senior housing has not gone away. In fact, fall risk remains one of the top reasons for transitioning to senior living communities, so an effective fall prevention and reduction program is …

Falls May Rise as Assisted Living Residents Begin To Socialize

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Assisted living residents have been isolated in their bedrooms, stopped participating in group activities, and have halted all visitation and outings off-campus due to COVID-19 restrictions. This lack of physical activity means residents’ muscles have likely weakened, which could potentially lead to a spike in falls as residents become more active as restrictions begin to …

COVID-19 Lowering Occupancy in Skilled Nursing Facilities More Than Independent Senior Living Properties

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Occupancy rates have been declining in the senior housing sector since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Facilities providing higher levels of care are being hit harder than independent living properties, according to two recent reports by The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care and Ziegler. NIC Report The highest-acuity facilities, those which …

Gain Greater Insights and Improve Your Fall Huddle Program

July 2020 Webinar - Fall Huddle

We’re calling all Fall Prevention Champions to join us for a brief educational session to improve your fall huddle program followed by a Q&A with our fall experts. During the session, SafelyYou’s expert panel will discuss the critical topic of post-fall huddles. This important exercise is essential in helping to reduce repeat falls and improving …

COVID-19 Causes Occupancy Challenges for Senior Housing

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As states begin to reopen, the senior housing sector is dealing with its share of challenges and adapting to a new normal. An interesting research report, “Beyond the Global Health Crisis,” from Marcus & Millichap Research Services takes a closer look at the numerous changes senior housing providers are making to manage the pandemic as …

Direct Supply Partners with SafelyYou to Reduce Falls in Senior Living Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

MILWAUKEE and SAN FRANCISCO – June 29, 2020 – Direct Supply®, which delivers solution-driven platforms designed to enhance the lives of millions of seniors, is partnering with SafelyYou, a memory care-focused health care technology company, to leverage their collective expertise and help reduce the number of resident falls in senior living communities during COVID-19 and …

Alzheimer’s Statistics: 2020 Facts and Figures

Alzheimer's Statistics

In conjunction with Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, I want to share some highlights from the latest Facts and Figures report released by the Alzheimer’s Association®. The report provides an annual look at the latest national Alzheimer’s statistics and information on prevalence, incidence, mortality and morbidity, costs of care, and caregiving, both nationally and state-by-state.   Quick Facts: Alzheimer’s …

Recognizing and Reducing Fall Risk Factors for Various Stages of Alzheimer’s

Reducing Fall Risk Factors for Various Stages of Alzheimer’s

People living with Alzheimer’s are four to five times more likely to fall than older adults who do not have cognitive impairment. However, the risk of falling varies depending on the stage of Alzheimer’s. Since June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, I want to provide a quick overview of the three stages — mild, …

Learn How to Lead a Fall Huddle; Submit Challenging Case to Expert Panel

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Falling will always be an issue for memory care residents. In fact, SafelyYou’s community data reveals that 70% of falls occur in a resident’s bedroom and 80-90% of falls are unwitnessed. It is important for care staff to participate in post-fall huddle programs to help reduce repeat falls. SafelyYou is hosting a webinar to help …