Our National Fall Huddles provide informative conversations with industry experts
Watch now for insights, in-depth discussions, ideas for fall prevention, and much more
Know which transfer aid to use when. And how to use it most effectively.
Aug 17, 2022
Transfers are a common source of falls—even when supporting aids are in use. Which begs the question, are the right aids being used with the right residents, and in the right way? Join us for August’s National Fall Huddle, when special guest Kari Harbaugh, Senior Product Consultant at Direct Supply, helps lead the discussion of all things transfer aids, including which aid to use when, the different considerations for different types of aids, and the best practices for each. We’ll also discuss communication strategies for encouraging residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia to participate more easily in transfers, reducing fall risk and increasing safety. And we’ll demonstrate how technology can help develop desired behavior more quickly—which is critical for memory care residents who have difficulty identifying safety hazards and learning to use new aids. Register now to join us.
Accurately assess fall risk in residents with cognitive challenges. And apply what’s learned to personalized care plans.
Jul 20, 2022
Fall risk assessments are the first step in fall prevention for a resident—and they’re critical for developing the right care plan. But these assessments shouldn’t be conducted in the same way for all residents—they have to be adjusted at certain levels of care. In this National Fall Huddle, we outline the types of assessments that work for those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and explain what sets them apart. Watch this webinar to learn how information gathered from these assessments can be used to shape personalized care plans. We discuss the appropriate frequency of fall risk assessments, explore their purpose, and identify the skills needed to conduct them comprehensively. And we examine how innovation can be used in conjunction with assessments to identify a fall’s root cause and any fall patterns.
June’s National Fall Huddle supports better communication for better outcomes
Jun 15, 2022
During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Brookdale Senior Living’s Juliet Holt Klinger, Senior Director, Dementia Care, will join us to discuss how to empower caregivers’ crucial conversations with families, helping them understand their loved one’s changing needs and the progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia. We’ll outline best practices for effectively communicating new challenges and proposed clinical interventions, we’ll explain how innovation can be used to identify unmet needs, and we’ll explore how technology can support both better-quality care for residents and better communication between caregivers and families.
Informed room design is fall prevention
Apr 20, 2022
Making the right choices for furniture, lighting, and layout in a resident’s room can significantly decrease fall risk. So, the fall experts at SafelyYou have partnered with product experts at Direct Supply to help you understand what a room needs to increase safety and help prevent falls. In our April webinar we’ll explore the best layouts to optimize for mobility, accessibility, and transfers. And we’ll examine different types of furniture and lighting and what to consider with each. Register now to be part of this critical conversation.
Learn quick-to-train strategies. Help reduce bedside falls in your communities.
Mar 16, 2022
78% of falls happen between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. And the most common location prior to falls is the bed. But care providers have limited time to offer effective training programs to help prevent these falls—they need fall prevention strategies that both provide results and that staff can learn quickly. That’s why SafelyYou has developed the Top 5 Fall Prevention Tactics You Can Train in 15 Minutes, so care providers can educate staff in minimal time and help reduce the risk of unwitnessed falls by the bedside. Learn all about it in our March National Fall Huddle.
Jumpstart recreation in your communities for healthier, happier residents and fewer fall events
Feb 16, 2022
Residents who are regularly engaged in meaningful activities are at a reduced risk for depression, anxiety, declining strength and mobility, and, yes, falls. So, we’re welcoming wellness in this National Fall Huddle with new ideas in memory care programming—for both group and individual activities—that can be done throughout the day. You’ll see how enriched engagement drives regulated sleep patterns and more, reducing fall risk and improving overall well-being.