Uncovering Fall Patterns:
When time of day plays a role in falls


In this session, we’ll discuss patterns of falls in senior living communities, including when time of day impacts fall events. We’ll explore sundowning, medication management, and the role that resident rounding and shift changes play in fall patterns. We’ll also look at how resident engagement regulates sleep cycles, reducing fall risk.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify fall patterns related to time of day
  • Discuss medications for sleep management, helping to reduce fall risk
  • Review how care staff’s activity relates to fall patterns
  • Examine resident engagement and sleep cycle regulation as part of fall management

Webinar Hosts

Wendy Starnes, OTR/L
Clinical Success Manager, SafelyYou

Wendy has over 20 years of experience in the field of occupational therapy, specializing in driver rehabilitation, dementia, and fall reduction. She’s spent five years as an instructional designer and course developer, building skills in providing effective training to adult learners. Wendy feels a very personal connection to SafelyYou and its mission, as she had a grandmother she was very close to who suffered a number of falls. When she’s not helping to improve the lives of older adults, you can find Wendy on a culinary or other adventure.

Glen Xiong, MD
Chief Medical Officer, SafelyYou

Dr. Xiong earned his medical degree from UC Davis and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. He is certified by the American Medical Directors Association in Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine (2006, 2016). He provides clinical care at the UC Davis Medical Center, and in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities.

Laura Hastings, OTR/L
Customer Success Manager, SafelyYou

Laura is a registered and licensed occupational therapist in CA and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She comes to SafelyYou with extensive experience managing rehabilitation departments within assisted living and memory care communities. Laura has served as the point of contact for falls prevention, OT intervention and staff trainings. Prior experience includes acute rehab, traumatic brain injury, skilled nursing and outpatient settings.

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