Berkshire Commons Embraces SafelyYou as a Trusted Technology to Reduce Resident Fall Risk and Enhance Senior Living5/31/2023
With SafelyYou's cutting-edge AI video technology, Berkshire Commons adopts an innovative approach to risk reduction, resident fall prevention, and peace of mind for families
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (May 31, 2023) – SafelyYou, the pioneer in empowering safer, more person-centered care through real-time AI video technology and round-the-clock remote clinical experts, is delighted to announce its collaboration with Berkshire Commons, a senior living community in Reading, Pennsylvania. As a trusted technology ally, SafelyYou has deployed its world-leading AI video technology within the community, revolutionizing the approach to fall risk mitigation and resident well-being.
SafelyYou's AI-enabled cameras deliver unparalleled accuracy, detecting 99.5% of observed events while care staff is immediately alerted for assistance. The clear fall videos empower care staff to assess the severity of falls and make well-informed decisions regarding the need for emergency services. Additionally, SafelyYou's clinical experts support the community's care staff in identifying the root causes of falls and implementing effective interventions to mitigate the risk of future incidents. This unique combination of cutting-edge technology and expert insights has resulted in a remarkable 40% reduction in falls and an 80% decrease in fall-related emergency room visits within communities utilizing SafelyYou.
“Our adoption of SafelyYou's AI video technology reinforces our commitment to delivering innovative care solutions and prioritizing resident well-being,” states Melissa Powell, Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited to offer this advanced technology and safety feature to our residents and their families. We are setting a new industry standard for senior care.”
"We’re honored to work with Berkshire Commons, a trailblazer in the US senior care landscape," commented George Netscher, founder and CEO of SafelyYou. "Our core mission has always been to elevate the standard of care for seniors by providing innovative solutions for fall detection and prevention. Collaborating with Berkshire Commons allows us to further that mission and continue to create safer environments that positively impact the lives of residents, families, and staff."
SafelyYou, established in 2015 through CEO George Netscher's doctoral research and inspired by his family's personal experience with Alzheimer's disease, emerged from UC Berkeley's Artificial Intelligence Research Lab, renowned as one of the world's top five AI research groups. SafelyYou's passionate mission is to empower safer, person-centered dementia care through state-of-the-art AI video technology and 24/7 remote clinical experts. The company's innovative solutions are embraced by skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities throughout North America, ranging from national organizations to regional and local providers. SafelyYou is one of the five most innovative fall technologies referenced in the Senate Falls Report (2019). https://safely-you.com/
About Berkshire Commons
Berkshire Commons offers Personal Care Senior Living apartments in an enjoyable and worry-free setting. Choose from eight different styled living arrangements from private studios to large one bedroom suites to fit the unique social and financial needs of each of our prospective residents. Berkshire Commons also offers a cozy, secure memory care community with 28 private rooms providing specialty trained staff, programming and activities. Berkshire Commons offers all of the warmth of home with the comfort of 24-hour assistance. To learn more, visit www.genesishcc.com/berkshirecommons.