Resident Room Design for Fall Prevention 
Tips for move-in to environmental sweeps and beyond

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m PT / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET


Fall prevention starts even before a resident moves in to a senior living community. Families often have the best intentions when selecting favorite furniture and items to make the loved one feel at home through the transition to assisted living. However, we know too well that what may have worked then is not necessarily best in their new environment. In this session we'll not only discuss best practices for these move-in discussions with families, but also tips to make room design adjustments throughout their stay — from clear pathways for mobility aid use to lighting considerations to making commonly used items such as glasses or the television remote easily accessible. 

Join us, along with special guest Erin Berry, Director of Interior Design with Direct Supply Aptura, to learn how room design can significantly impact resident safety and actions you can take immediately to help reduce falls in your communities. We'll highlight tools that are available for move-in discussions, room design planning, and environmental sweeps. As always, we'll also conduct two new live fall huddles to share tips for fall prevention to apply to your communities. Bring your questions for the experts. 

Webinar Learning Objectives

  • Receive tips for family move-in discussions to start fall prevention even before day one
  • Learn best practices for room design based on 14K+ on-the-ground video reviews
  • Review all available fall prevention tools for each stage of care
  • Participate in two live fall huddles
  • Have an open Q&A with our expert panelists

Continuing Education Credits


This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour by NAB/NCERS — 
Approval #20220420-1-A74053-DL.


Erin Berry Harps,
 IIDA, Allied ASID
Director of Interior Design, Direct Supply Aptura

Erin is an award-winning interior designer with more than 15 years of experience in the design industry. She directs the strategic development and implementation of outstanding designs for Senior Living projects with SafelyYou partner, Direct Supply's Aptura, their senior living design, construction, planning and procurement team. Her experience in design coupled with development and marketing expertise gives her a unique and valued perspective on how project decisions impact operations. Erin also has extensive experience in high-end hospitality and residential design, which has developed her aesthetic vision while her architectural background allows her to detail interiors with a more critical eye. 


Shirley Nickels
Chief Operations Officer, SafelyYou

An entrepreneur and business leader with over 17 years experience in Healthcare and IT, Shirley drives SafelyYou's product roadmap and user engagement through thoughtful product strategy, design and analytics. Focused on client success and iterating on the SafelyYou program, Shirley and the team have successfully demonstrated 40% fewer falls & 70% fewer ER visits in partner memory care communities, where falls are the leading cause of hospitalization.

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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.

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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.