Anthony De La Rosa is our latest Fall Champion Hero!

Anthony De La Rosa - Fall Champion Hero

Anthony De La Rosa is the latest Fall Champion Hero to be recognized by SafelyYou for going above and beyond to care for our loved ones and reduce the risk of falls. Each month we’re celebrating a senior living community team member and caregiver. Please join us in congratulating and thanking Anthony! Anthony has been a …

Kicking off our 2021 National Fall Huddle Webinar Series

Fall prevention insights for 2021

A new year is upon us. With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out and providing renewed hope for all, it’s crucial to maintain the critical care and perseverance that helped us through 2020 to keep our residents healthy and safe in the new year. Join us to discuss fall prevention planning as we kick off our 2021 National …

Developing a Fall Prevention Plan for 2021

Developing a Fall Prevention Plan for 2021

This has been a year like no other, especially for senior housing communities. In addition to dealing with COVID-19 cases, communities are experiencing a staggering 20% increase in falls since social distancing and shelter in place went into effect. Residents are spending more time alone in their rooms, and communities must find new and creative …

Introducing Fall Champion Hero, Cynthia Waldron!

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SafelyYou is proud to introduce you to Cynthia Waldron, Caregiver and Med Tech at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, CA. Cynthia was selected as our latest Fall CHampion Hero from a pool of incredible nominations. “Cynthia is the most diligent when falls occur. She participates and is always interested in doing what is right for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

National Fall Huddle Webinar Series: Medications & More

To develop an effective fall prevention program in a senior living community, you need to examine the contributing factors that lead to falls and find ways to reduce future risks. Falls happen for several reasons, and the good news is that many can be easily addressed, such as medication. As part of our National Fall …

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 …