Who will notice if you fall down and can’t get up?
If you live alone, who will come to your assistance?
My father-in-law, a stubborn man, lived alone. He resisted my efforts to check on him. He refused daily calls, and if I called, he would not answer the phone. If I stopped by his house on a daily basis, he was grumpy and resentful. I gave up and just visited with him weekly on Saturday afternoons. He fell down in his home on a Tuesday and was unable to get up. Thankfully the cleaning ladies came on Thursday. He was in the hospital for over 30 days, and then transferred to a nursing home.
Here are a few simple steps to creating your own “safety net.”
- Set up a schedule to contact or be contacted by the same person daily. This could be with a phone call at 9 a.m. or an e-mail or text.
- Raise or lower your blinds, or pick up your newspaper by a certain time each day so your friendly neighbor will know you are ok.
- Give a trusted friend a key to your home so they are able to enter if you don’t answer the doorbell.
Of course you can carry your cell phone and wear a medical alert, but what if you are not able to push the buttons?
Creating your own “safety net” will give you and those that worry about you great peace of mind.
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