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

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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 …

Recognizing and Reducing Fall Risk Factors for Various Stages of Alzheimer’s

Reducing Fall Risk Factors for Various Stages of Alzheimer’s

People living with Alzheimer’s are four to five times more likely to fall than older adults who do not have cognitive impairment. However, the risk of falling varies depending on the stage of Alzheimer’s. Since June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, I want to provide a quick overview of the three stages — mild, …

Learn How to Lead a Fall Huddle; Submit Challenging Case to Expert Panel

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Falling will always be an issue for memory care residents. In fact, SafelyYou’s community data reveals that 70% of falls occur in a resident’s bedroom and 80-90% of falls are unwitnessed. It is important for care staff to participate in post-fall huddle programs to help reduce repeat falls. SafelyYou is hosting a webinar to help …

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 …

7 Ways to Prevent Falls in Memory Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Download the Infographic Since social distancing and shelter and place orders went into effect, there has been a staggering 20% increase in falls for residents in memory care communities. It is important to keep residents safe, but these necessary precautions lead to spending more time alone and unsupervised in their rooms. Avoiding unnecessary EMS or …

SafelyYou Examines Top Causes of Severe Falls Resulting in Injury and Hospitalization

Reduce Severe Falls Resulting in Injury and Hospitalization

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, adults living with dementia in assisted living and skilled nursing communities fall four times per year on average — nearly twice as often as those without dementia. Since most falls in memory care communities often lead to emergency room (ER) visits and even hospitalization, it’s very important to take …

Preventing Falls in Memory Care: How do you implement a successful fall prevention program in your community?

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Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for older adults. And those living with dementia in assisted living and skilled nursing communities fall four times per year on average — nearly twice as often as those without dementia.  Fall prevention programs are challenging to adapt to memory care where alert devices seldom work and …

The Impact of Person-Centered Fall Interventions

The Impact of Person-Centered Fall Interventions

As we know, our loved ones living in memory care communities fall about 4 times a year, which is about twice as often as those living in similar communities without dementia. If we want to keep them safe and out of harm’s way, we need to understand how to reduce the risk of falls. But …