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 …

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 …

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 …

Nominations Open for SafelyYou’s New Fall Hero Recognition Program

Fall Champion Hero

Fall Prevention Awareness Week may be over but that doesn’t mean we need to stop the conversation. One way to keep this important conversation going is with SafelyYou’s new Fall Champion Heroes recognition program. Every day, senior living community team members and caregivers go above and beyond to care for residents and reduce their risks …

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 …

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 …

Why are those living with dementia at a higher risk for falling?

Help Elderly Stand

People who are living with dementia have a greater risk of falling because they are more likely to experience problems with mobility, balance, and muscle weakness. The following are just a few of the contributing factors which also lead to falls: Limited capacity for new learning Don’t understand why they had a previous fall, so …

COVID-19 Lowering Occupancy in Skilled Nursing Facilities More Than Independent Senior Living Properties

COVID-19

Occupancy rates have been declining in the senior housing sector since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Facilities providing higher levels of care are being hit harder than independent living properties, according to two recent reports by The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care and Ziegler. NIC Report The highest-acuity facilities, those which …

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 …