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Dementia: Through their Eyes
Uncovering unmet needs for those living with dementia to prevent falls

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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

Description:

Join us for this special National Fall Huddle session during Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. The fall experts at SafelyYou will be joined by Juliet Holt Klinger, Senior Director of Dementia Care and Programs at Brookdale Senior Living, to discuss "Dementia: Through their Eyes" and how uncovering unmet needs for those living with dementia can help to reduce falls and more for residents.

When a resident is found on the ground, there is typically much uncertainty, including when and how the fall happened. Residents living with dementia may not accurately share what happened. And without knowing these key details it's difficult to determine the root cause to put preventative measures in place. Technology can now play that role of advocate for resident safety. Understanding the unique and specific needs of residents living with dementia can have a significant impact on their care and safety.

Join this session to learn how artificial intelligence-enabled video review can help reduce falls and keep not only residents living with dementia but for all residents out of the ER. We’ll cover best practices, based on witnessing 15K+ of these previously puzzling fall events in senior living community bedrooms, that you can implement to keep your memory care residents safer.

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

  • Understand how putting yourself in the shoes of those living with dementia can impact care plans
  • See how video review of falls can help uncover the root cause
  • Learn best practices to enable safer memory care
  • Participate in two live fall huddles
  • Have an open Q&A with our expert panelists

Continuing Education Credits

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This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour by NAB/NCERS —
Approval #20220524-1-A75007-DL.

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SPECIAL GUEST PANELIST
Juliet Holt Klinger
Senior Director of Dementia Care and Programs, Brookdale Senior Living

Juliet is a gerontologist specializing in person-centered programs for people living with dementia. As an educator and program designer for 35 years, she has developed and operated programs for national companies representing both skilled nursing and assisted living levels of dementia care. In her role for Brookdale, she is responsible for dementia care program development, implementation and quality assurance for Brookdale’s nearly 400 dementia care communities and provides strategy development and innovation for Brookdale’s dementia care product line. Juliet is a longtime advocate for person-centered care and also currently serves as a board member of the Pioneer Network—an organization devoted to promotion of person-centered care and changing the perception of aging. Juliet is a frequent presenter on issues related to dementia care at national conferences.

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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.