On Wednesday, May 19, senior living leaders from across the country will be coming together for SafelyYou’s first Summit, OPEN: “The Future of Fall Prevention.”
As the country begins to reopen after a year like no other, SafelyYou’s fall detection and prevention experts thought it only fitting to open its very first virtual summit free of charge to all wanting to drive change in senior living. The Summit will kick off with a keynote presentation featuring SafelyYou’s CEO George Netscher and COO Shirley Nickels, and also feature two breakout panel sessions.
Let’s take a closer look at the first panel session, “Reducing Risk and Improving Clinical Outcomes with SafelyYou,“ featuring JoAnne Carlin, Vice President of Clinical Risk Services for Willis Towers Watson; Liz Jensen, Clinical Director for Direct Supply; and Sarah Padilla, Vice President of Resident Care for Merrill Gardens Senior Living. The session will be moderated by SafelyYou’s Shirley Nickels.
Taking place on May 19 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT, the discussion will highlight how SafelyYou is providing new insights into fall programming. The industry leaders will examine how SafelyYou’s fall detection and prevention technology has the opportunity to not only drive clinical outcomes but finally bridge the known gaps in QAPI to ultimately reduce risks to senior living operators. Summit attendees will learn:
- Top clinical outcomes from fall video review
- Highlights from root cause analysis and action plans
- How fall video review with fall huddles support QAPI
- Insightful gaps that have reduced risks
Meet the Panelists
JoAnne Carlin, Vice President, Clinical Risk Services, Willis Towers Watson
JoAnne is the Vice President, Clinical Risk Services for Willis Towers Watsons’ Senior Living Center of Excellence. She provides thought leadership to clients and the senior living industry by creating educational materials and resources to help with risk management. JoAnne has held executive roles in Chicago-based healthcare organizations for over 25 years. She has significant experience in all aspects of senior living operations focusing on risk management strategies that support loss control efforts and promote resident care.
Liz Jensen, Clinical Director, Direct Supply
Liz leads health innovation initiatives with the Direct Supply Innovation & Technology Center. In her role she brings together diverse professionals including clinicians, technology developers, engineers, and designers to collaborate, test and pilot innovative technology, products and services. Her work aims to translate evidence-based research, regulations, and risk management strategies into practical processes that drive better outcomes, improved customer satisfaction and reduced cost to care.
Sarah Padilla, Vice President, Resident Care, Merrill Gardens Senior Living
Sara has more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles in senior living and is a registered nurse. In her current role she leads a team of five regional nurses with oversight of 70 assisted living and memory care communities in 20 states. She is responsible for quality improvement activities that focus on wellness, clinical management, resident risk management, financial management, staff training and education, staff performance, and survey readiness.
Shirley Nickels, Chief Operating Officer, SafelyYou
Shirley is an entrepreneur and business leader with more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare technology. She is responsible for SafelyYou’s product strategy, marketing, customer experience and operations. Focused on client success, Shirley applies her vast knowledge in technology and artificial intelligence to enhance SafelyYou’s program and has successfully decreased resident falls by 40% and emergency room visits by 80% in partner memory care communities where falls are the leading cause of hospitalization, helping to retain residents and extend length of stay.