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 …

SafelyYou Launches New Fall Prevention Tools

Fall Huddle Toolbox

As National Fall Awareness Week (Sept. 21-25) draws to a close, I can think of no better time to share details about SafelyYou’s new Toolbox feature found on the Fall Huddle Resource Hub, a one-stop-shop for fall huddle program education and collaboration that encourages fall prevention in memory care. These downloadable tools will assist with …

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 …