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 …

SafelyYou Launches Fall Huddle Resource Hub

Fall Huddle Hub

In conjunction with National Fall Awareness Week (Sept. 21-25), I’m very excited to share that SafelyYou is launching a new Fall Huddle Resource Hub, a one-stop-shop for fall huddle program education and collaboration that encourages fall prevention in memory care. We’ve talked about the importance of fall huddle programs in previous thought leadership publications and …

Fall Prevention Series: How to Develop an Effective Fall Huddle Program

Fall Huddle Best Practices

As we lead up to National Fall Awareness Week (Sept. 21-25, 2020), it is the perfect time to talk about an important issue for all senior housing providers: How to address the issue of unwitnessed falls.   This is a common yet challenging concern since 70% of falls occur in a resident’s bedroom and 80-90% of …

How to Safely Transfer from Sitting to Standing in Memory Care

sit to stand transfer

Helping a person living with dementia transfer to or from a bed to a chair safely may seem like a simple task, but the truth is, both people can be injured if you aren’t careful with the procedure. With the right instructions and the correct aids, you can minimize most problems that may occur when doing …

How to Reduce Transfer Risks and Prevent Falls in Memory Care

Transfer Risks - Prevent Falls

Adults living with dementia fall four times per year on average — nearly twice as often as those without dementia. These falls often happen in memory care communities when a resident tries to move without help from a wheelchair to a chair or bed or from a sitting to a standing position. When residents are …

Falls May Rise as Assisted Living Residents Begin To Socialize

Fall Prevention with Activity

Assisted living residents have been isolated in their bedrooms, stopped participating in group activities, and have halted all visitation and outings off-campus due to COVID-19 restrictions. This lack of physical activity means residents’ muscles have likely weakened, which could potentially lead to a spike in falls as residents become more active as restrictions begin to …

Alzheimer’s Statistics: 2020 Facts and Figures

Alzheimer's Statistics

In conjunction with Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, I want to share some highlights from the latest Facts and Figures report released by the Alzheimer’s Association®. The report provides an annual look at the latest national Alzheimer’s statistics and information on prevalence, incidence, mortality and morbidity, costs of care, and caregiving, both nationally and state-by-state.   Quick Facts: Alzheimer’s …

Fall Prevention Exercises: Simple Exercises Can Prevent Falls for People Living with Dementia

Fall Prevention Exercises

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. Fall prevention exercises that focus on balance and strength training can reduce the risk of falling. These fall prevention exercises are especially important for those living with dementia because they fall four times as often as adults without dementia. While they may have difficulty learning new activities, those living with …