Do you know somebody aged over 65yrs who has fallen? What kind of help were they

  1. whizzer profile image78
    whizzerposted 6 years ago

    Do you know somebody aged over 65yrs who has fallen? What kind of help were they able to get?

    Falls are a serious problem for older people. I was just wondering what kind of supports were available to them/you to help overcome the problem and what did you think of those supports?

  2. Larry Fields profile image80
    Larry Fieldsposted 6 years ago

    My late father took a number of falls when he was in his early 80s. Fortunately, he did not suffer a hip fracture or a severe concussion. Eventually he realized that his sense of balance had deteriorated, and after that, he was more careful.

  3. MobyWho profile image61
    MobyWhoposted 6 years ago

    It depends on the fall. We live in an Independent Living facility (not quite "assisted"). The staff here are instructed NOT to assist people who have fallen. They automatically call the fire department ambulance. The fear is that further damage can be caused by trying to help someone up. Of course, common sense prevails in most cases, especially if the reason for the fall is known. In this case, there is always the fear of a law suit if the "assist" did harm. The rules are different in Assisted Living homes where the staff are medical professionals.

 
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