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 …

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, …

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 …

AI Helps Uncover Needed Medication Adjustments To Help Reduce Falls in Memory Care

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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. An estimated 80% of falls in memory care communities are unwitnessed. Since every unwitnessed fall could result in a head injury, care staff often must call emergency services. …

Key Steps to Reducing Hospital Admissions for People Living with Dementia During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Emergency room (ER) visits and hospital admissions can be extremely traumatic for people living with dementia. Imagine the lights, sounds, unfamiliar people, sense of urgency, and not being able to explain how you are feeling or understand why you are there. Compared with other older adults, older people who are living with dementia have:   Three …

7 Ways to Prevent Falls in Memory Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Download the Infographic Since social distancing and shelter and place orders went into effect, there has been a staggering 20% increase in falls for residents in memory care communities. It is important to keep residents safe, but these necessary precautions lead to spending more time alone and unsupervised in their rooms. Avoiding unnecessary EMS or …

Top Reasons People Living with Dementia Are Rushed to ER

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Chest pains, stroke symptoms, injuries, and accidents are all reasons to rush to the emergency room (ER). The reasons become a bit more complicated when it comes to people living with dementia. Those living with dementia often cannot explain what is bothering them, describe the source of pain or answer questions about how they are …