SafelyYou Examines Top Causes of Severe Falls Resulting in Injury and Hospitalization

Reduce Severe Falls Resulting in Injury and Hospitalization

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, adults living with dementia in assisted living and skilled nursing communities fall four times per year on average — nearly twice as often as those without dementia. Since most falls in memory care communities often lead to emergency room (ER) visits and even hospitalization, it’s very important to take …

Preventing Falls in Memory Care: How do you implement a successful fall prevention program in your community?

fall prevention programs

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for older adults. And those living with dementia in assisted living and skilled nursing communities fall four times per year on average — nearly twice as often as those without dementia.  Fall prevention programs are challenging to adapt to memory care where alert devices seldom work and …

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?

Dementia and falling out of bed

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.”