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.