A passion for resident well-being. A dedication to fall prevention.​

These are our Fall Champion Heroes

They’re on the front lines of senior living care staff, providing quality care and maintaining best practices throughout their communities. They each bring their own personality to the job, but there’s one thing they all share: a commitment to the safety of our loved ones.

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Sandra Anorve

C.N.A in memory care

HumanGood Regents Point in Irvine, CA

“Sandra goes above and beyond the call of duty and responds to residents quickly with safety in mind,” says her nominator, Ashley Croslin, Director of Wellness Programs. “She is truly compassionate.”

Laynie Shellenberger

Med Tech

The Summit at Sunland Springs, Avista Senior Living in Mesa, AZ

“Laynie handles each fall with care, patience, adequacy, and thoroughness. She truly loves her job and the residents she cares for,” says her nominator, Paige Robles, Health Services Director.

Sonia Garcia

Memory Care Care Partner

Carlton Senior Living in San Jose, CA

“Not only does Sonia respond immediately when SafelyYou alerts come in, but she also takes initiative to train others on best practices,” says her nominator, Marciel Ong, Memory Care Director.

Giezy Ahumada

PM Care Partner

Carlton Senior Living in Elk Grove, CA

“Giezy is an excellent example of how we would want anyone to react to a fall,” shares Andrea Quintanilla, Memory Care Care Manager and Giezy’s nominator. “She stays calm and ensures the resident’s safety.”

Jui Lui

Personal Assistant Liaison

Belmont Senior Living – West University in Houston, TX

Memory Program Coordinator Kelli Roe nominated Jui and says of her, “Jui is quick to respond to falls and always makes sure the residents are comfortable until the nurses can come to assess the fall. She has a very calm demeanor and is always very comforting to the residents.”

Anthony De La Rosa

Care Partner

Carlton Senior Living – Poet’s Corner in Pleasant Hill, CA

“Anthony is just amazing with our residents. He shows so much kindness and compassion each day and is incredibly patient, even on more challenging days,” says Sarah Connor, Director of Resident Services and Anthony’s nominator.

Cynthia Waldron

Caregiver and Med Tech

Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, CA

“Cynthia is the most diligent when falls occur. She participates and is always interested in doing what is right for the resident and consistently reaches out for assistance when needed,” says Gary King, Memory Care Coordinator and Cynthia’s nominator.

Nicole “Nikki” Brown

Garden House Caregiver

The Pines, a Merrill Gardens Community in Rocklin, CA

John Robertson, General Manager of The Pines and Nikki’s nominator says, “Nikki always follows protocols and is very consistent and compassionate in her fall help.”

Kayla Neria

Care Partner

Carlton Senior Living – Davis, CA

"Kayla responds to fall notifications quickly and effectively, consistently lowering to the ground to comfort residents until additional help arrives – and under any and all circumstances,” shares Ben Slade, Memory Care Director, Carlton Senior Living. “Kayla willingly goes above and beyond, having stepped up to work directly with residents battling COVID.”

Melissa Escuela

Memory Care Caregiver

The Terraces of Los Gatos, a HumanGood senior living community

“Melissa follows all the steps and protocols that SafelyYou has implemented. She understands the importance of providing extraordinary care to our residents,” says Steve Cheregosha, Memory Care Director. “She responds to fall calls immediately and while the resident is on the floor, she stays with them to accompany them and comfort them until a nurse arrives to assess them.”
Ami Lima, September’s National Fall Champion Hero

Ami Lima


Belmont Village Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas

“Ami always approaches residents with compassion by getting down to their level and providing comfort after a fall,” says Courtney Massey, Memory Program Manager. “She’s an excellent leader and completes a thorough post-fall assessment to rule out injuries. It’s obvious Ami cares deeply about her residents.”
Aurea “Rhea” Sia

Aurea “Rhea” Sia

Neighborhood PAL

Belmont Village Sunnyvale in Sunnyvale, CA

“Rhea is able to provide solace to our residents even at their most vulnerable times and that is what makes her Sunnyvale's Fall Champion Hero!” says her nominator, Erika Soto, Senior Enrichment Leader."
We’re proud to announce November’s Fall Champion Hero, Brenda Rivera, a Lead Med Tech at Brookdale Santa Catalina in Catalina Foothills, Arizona.

Brenda Rivera

Lead Med Tech

Brookdale Santa Catalina in Catalina Foothills, Arizona

“Brenda has embraced the SafelyYou program as an advocate to learn how to reduce and avoid falls for our residents. She studies the videos and works with the other staff to try to make improvements in how we respond to resident falls,” says Denise Martinez, Health and Wellness Director and Brenda’s nominator.

Regan Clark

Lead Care Partner

The Cottage at Highgate Senior Living in Billings, Montana

Cottage Coordinator Mikala Batt says, “Regan is really good about joining the resident’s journey by allowing the resident to tell their recollection of events. She waits attentively to complete vitals and ensures the resident is comfortable to move to the next task. Regan provides a detailed assessment while having the resident’s best interest in mind through the whole process.”

Sook Jung


Garden House at Merrill Gardens Santa Maria

“Sook is one of our most important and improved staff members. Her attention to detail such as getting down to a resident’s level after a fall and following protocols assists us in a big way. Her sincere effort to provide her best every day is invaluable,” says Gary King, Garden House Director.
Isabelle Fabrie

Isabelle Fabrie

Cottage Coordinator

Highgate at Prescott Lakes

“Isabelle truly loves each resident and takes her responsibility for each person’s well-being seriously—she knows it is a sacred duty to care for those who rely on us,” says Paige Ryan, Executive Director at Highgate at Prescott Lakes.

Christina Brosman

Program Coordinator

Brookdale Flagstaff

Jerra Edwards

Resident Care Associate

Eskaton Village Placerville

Edwin Nyasani

Certified Nursing Assistant

Chaska Heights Senior Living

Cheryll Estacio


Merrill Gardens Santa Maria

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