Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m PT / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out and providing renewed hope for all, it's crucial to maintain the critical care and perseverance that helped us through 2020 to keep our residents healthy and safe in the new year. Join us to discuss fall prevention planning as we kick off our 2021 National Fall Huddle Webinar Series.
This month we have a special guest, Melissa Dillon, Director of Garden House at Merrill Gardens, who leads memory care for all Merrill Gardens communities across the country. Melissa will share how she reduces falls by applying learnings from fall video review in Merrill Gardens SafelyYou communities to those communities that still have unwitnessed falls in the bedroom.
In this session we'll review our top lessons learned from last year, and as always, conduct new live fall huddles to share tips for fall prevention to apply to your communities. Bring your questions for the experts.
Webinar Learning Objectives
- Lean how fall video review can help prevent falls
- Share fall prevention insights while we prepare for 2021
- Review our top lessons learned from 2020
- Recognize our next Fall Champion Hero
- Have an open Q&A with our expert panelists
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
Director of Care Services, 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.
Director of Garden House, Merrill Gardens
Melissa has over a decade of experience in senior living as a Care Coordinator, Executive Director, and Company Director for Memory Care. Her passion is positively affecting lives through educating others in evidenced based practices for people living with dementia. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a master degree in Gerontology as well as certifications from Teepa Snow as a Certified Trainer, Certified Coach, and Certified Engagement Leader.
Customer Success Manager, SafelyYou
Adrienne works closely with SafelyYou’s customers to conduct team fall huddles and collaborate on fall reduction strategies. Her background working in Assisted Living communities combined with the expertise gained from observing thousands of SafelyYou fall videos drives the insight she provides to our partner communities.
Plus, two special senior living community guests who have submitted actual fall events for live fall huddles during the session.