National Fall Huddle Webinar: August 2022

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Understand how to use the right transfer aid, in the right way, and in the right situation to improve safety and reduce fall risk.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

10:00 am - 11:00 am PT

11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET


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? In August’s National Fall Huddle, we’ll be joined by Direct Supply’s Kari Harbaugh, Senior Product Consultant, to explore the optimization of transfer aids, including which aid to use when, the different considerations for different types of aids, and the best practices for each.

We’ll provide guidance and communication strategies for encouraging residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia to participate more easily in the transfer, reducing risk and stress while increasing safety for both the resident and the care staff. We’ll examine how technology can support, determining if and when a transfer aid is needed, as well as if it is being used properly, helping to prevent falls. And we’ll demonstrate how fall technology can help develop desired behavior more quickly, which is critical when those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia have difficulty identifying safety hazards and learning to use new aids. In addition, we’ll review successful case studies, and our expert panel will take your questions.

Learning objectives:

  • Analyze various types of transfer aids and what to consider for each

  • Review best practices for transfers with each type of aid to ensure resident and caregiver safety

  • Outline the conversation to have with families when a transfer aid is necessary

  • Outline the communication strategies for residents living with Alzheimer’s or dementia to encourage participation in transfers

  • Review how to use fall prevention technology to determine if the transfer aid is appropriate