How-To Safely Get Up After a Fall

Unfortunately, falls are common, and they happen more frequently than you may realize. You may think it won’t happen to you or your loved ones, but 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 fall every year.

If you do find yourself on the ground after taking a little tumble, there are a few things to remember before getting up off the floor.

  • Take a minute to assess your situation. Is anything extremely painful? Does anything feel broken? Are you dizzy? If so, stay still and just focus on breathing.
  • If you feel you can move safely, begin by rolling to your side and placing your hand on the floor in front of you.
  • If you are able, slowly use your hands to get onto your knees.
  • Once on your hands and knees, reassess to see if you feel okay.
  • If you feel okay, crawl to a sturdy chair.
  • Place your hand on the seat of the chair and slide one foot toward the side of the chair so that it is flat on the floor.
  • Keeping your other leg bent, on your knee, slowly pull yourself up and sit on the chair.

If you are not strong enough to pull yourself to a sitting position, or feel you have been injured during your fall, it is best to stay still and call for help.  If you feel you can crawl to the nearest phone, that may be the best idea so that you can call for help.

It’s not a matter of “if”, but “when”.

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