Meet Carlton Senior Living’s Giezy Ahumada, our latest Fall Champion Hero!

Carlton Senior Living's Giezy Ahumada, Fall Champion Hero

In yesterday’s National Fall Huddle, we announced Giezy Ahumada, PM Care Partner at Carlton Senior Living — Elk Grove as our latest Fall Champion Hero. Each month SafelyYou is proud to celebrate and recognize true heroes on the front lines of senior living care staff, working tirelessly to create and maintain a safe environment for …

Senior Housing: Three Discussion Tips to Help Families Prepare for Move-In

Senior Housing: Three Discussion Tips to Help Families Prepare for Move-In

Transitioning a loved one to senior housing is a difficult time for families. To ease anxiety and help make a new resident feel immediately comfortable — physically and emotionally — the direct-care team should meet with a new resident’s family before move-in. It is the perfect opportunity to get to know the resident, explain how …

Registration Open for the March 2021 National Fall Huddle Webinar!

March Webinar

Are you making the most out of your regular resident wellness checks? While mandatory and commonplace in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, staff rounding in assisted living does not share the same requirements, which has led to a limitation of resources to effectively implement. These regular resident checkins are optimal times to ensure not only resident comfort, …

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 …