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 …

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 …

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

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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

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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 …

Mobility Aids Increase Fall Risk

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It’s not uncommon for residents who live in senior living communities to feel unsteady on their feet, so they use mobility aids, such as canes, walkers and wheelchairs. However, it is important to get a suitable device and use it correctly. Otherwise instead of providing help, the device can hinder movements and jeopardize a resident’s …

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 …

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 …

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 …