Be Prepared Before You Fall

Review these steps often so that you can be prepared in case you fall: 

• If you are prone to falling, have poor balance or are in poor health, consider using a personal alarm that is connected to an emergency response system so that you can call for help.

• In common rooms (e.g., bathroom, bedroom and living room), place your telephone somewhere that it can be easily reached from the floor.

• Keep a blanket within a reachable distance from the floor in case you are unable to get up and need to keep warm.

• Have someone close to you check on you daily, such as a family member or neighbour, and let them know when you will be away.