Leverage Lessons Learned from 2020 to Plan Your 2021 Fall Prevention Program

2020 Case Study Highlights: COVID & Beyond

To say that 2020 has been a year like no other would be an understatement. It certainly has been a challenging time for senior housing operators, care staff, residents and families as we continue the daily struggle with COVID-19. We certainly had to find new and different approaches to fall prevention, since social distancing restrictions …

Announcing Our First Fall Champion Hero: Nicole “Nikki” Brown

Fall Champion Hero: Nicole “Nikki” Brown

Yesterday in our National Fall Huddle Webinar, our very first Fall Champion Hero was announced. Congratulations to Nicole “Nikki” Brown!  Nikki is Garden House Caregiver at The Pines, A Merrill Gardens Community, in Rocklin, CA. Her nominator, John Robertson, The Pines General Manager, says “Nikki always follows protocols and is very consistent and compassionate in her fall help.” Nikki has been 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 …

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 …

National Fall Huddle Webinar Series Falls: Behind the Numbers

Webinar Sept 2020

Did you know that 90% of resident falls in senior housing communities are unwitnessed? Since this staggering number is a challenging issue for the industry, it is important to take a step back and examine what these numbers really mean. We will do just that during SafelyYou’s special webinar, “Falls: Behind the Numbers,” taking place …

Why are those living with dementia at a higher risk for falling?

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People who are living with dementia have a greater risk of falling because they are more likely to experience problems with mobility, balance, and muscle weakness. The following are just a few of the contributing factors which also lead to falls: Limited capacity for new learning Don’t understand why they had a previous fall, so …

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

The Impact of Person-Centered Fall Interventions

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 …

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 …

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, …