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 …

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 …

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2020

Alzheimers Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research and is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. The world is very different this year, so the walk won’t be a large in-person gathering. Instead, people are encouraged to participate anywhere and everywhere, in small …

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 …

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 …