Increasing Dementia Awareness Will Improve Level of Care and Attract New Move-Ins

Since June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, there is no better time to walk a mile in a memory care resident’s shoes and fine-tune your dementia program to provide the best care possible.  The first step is to gain a thorough understanding of the disease by truly looking at the world through the eyes …

How To Design a Safe Living Space in Senior Housing

How To Design a Safe Living Space in Senior Housing

Falls are particularly common in senior housing communities, where many of the residents can no longer independently perform activities of daily living. While falls will always be a challenge, communities have a great opportunity to prevent falls by focusing on room design, which plays a large role in the safety and well-being of residents. Since …

Leverage SafelyYou’s Toolbox to Conduct a Consistent and Effective Resident-Rounding Program

Leverage SafelyYou’s Toolbox to Conduct a Consistent and Effective Resident-Rounding Program

A purposeful rounding program is a great way to check in on residents, assess their needs and create that personalized touch in senior housing and memory care communities. We discussed how a rounding program can positively impact residents, direct-care workers and operators in a recent whitepaper and now we want to get tactical and highlight …

Boost Staff Satisfaction and Morale and Reduce Falls with Person-Centered Care

Improve Your Fall Prevention Program

In a recent whitepaper, we highlighted the advantages of implementing a resident-rounding program in senior housing and memory care communities. From improving resident satisfaction and boosting staff morale to bolstering a fall prevention program, the benefits are numerous. Let’s now dig deeper into the person-centered care aspect of resident rounding and explore how it can …

Fall Champions Provide Specialized Care to Ensure Safety of Memory Care Residents

Fall Champions

Caring for adults living with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be very complex and requires a deep sense of understanding and patience. Direct-care staff must assist with activities of daily living and provide a safe environment for memory care residents, who are often confused and prone to falling.   Since this type of individualized care entails extensive …

New SafelyYou University Offers Free Fall Prevention Education for Memory Care

SafelyYou University

As we’ve shared a few times in previous blogs, there has been a staggering 20% increase in falls due to COVID-19 social distancing and shelter-in-place restrictions in memory care communities.  This is a challenging issue to tackle since those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia have unique needs that vary widely from one individual to another. …

Wearables and Bed Alarms: A First Step to Address Falls

Wearables and Bed Alarms: A First Step to Address Falls

Falls pose a serious health risk for residents living in senior housing communities. The good news is that falls are preventable. We’ve examined several important elements to get an effective fall prevention program up and running, and now I want to take a closer look at the important role of wearables and other devices.  Beyond …

Tips for Reducing Fall Injuries: Hip Fractures

Hip Injury in Memory Care

Unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence in senior living communities. And they are even more common for adults living with dementia, who fall four times per year on average — nearly twice as often as those without dementia. While falls lead to a variety of injuries, I want to focus on one specific injury that …

SafelyYou Offers Free Fall Huddle Consultations to Help Senior Housing Communities Bolster Prevention Efforts

Did you know one in five falls causes a serious injury, such as a broken bone or head injury? This is a staggering statistic, but the good news is you can reduce the chance of a bad fall. One such way is taking advantage of SafelyYou’s free Fall Huddle On Demand Service and learning alternative …

SafelyYou Launches New Fall Prevention Tools

Fall Huddle Toolbox

As National Fall Awareness Week (Sept. 21-25) draws to a close, I can think of no better time to share details about SafelyYou’s new Toolbox feature found on the Fall Huddle Resource Hub, a one-stop-shop for fall huddle program education and collaboration that encourages fall prevention in memory care. These downloadable tools will assist with …