Be Prepared Before You Fall

Last updated on November 29, 2017

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.
What to Do if You Fall

Do you know what to do if you fall? What do you do if you can get up? What do you do if you can't?