How can I get up from the floor at home?

How can I get up from the floor at home?

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StepAction
Step 1Turn on to your back
Step 2Roll on to your side
Step 3Push on to your hands
Step 4Push up on to your hands and knees
Step 5Kneel, using stable furniture to STEADY yourself
Step 6Place your strongest leg forward
Step 7Stand up
Step 8Turn SLOWLY
Step 9Sit down.  REST.  TELL somebody you have fallen.

How can I get up from the floor?

My Fall Action Plan

What should I do if I fall at home?

  • DON'T PANIC.  Stay calm, remain positive, assess the situation
  • Can I get up from the floor?
YesNo
  • I will roll onto my side and push up onto my hands and knees
  • I will use stable furniture to help me stand up
  • Stand up slowly and safely
  • Now remember to rest. I will tell somebody I have fallen and see my doctor if necessary.
  • I must get help.  I can:

    • Make a loud noise
    • Try and reach the phone
    • Slide or crawl for the front door
    • Press my personal alarm
  • To try and get somebody's attention

  • Use pillows or blankets within reach to stay comfortable and warm
  • Now, I must remember to conserve my energy and lie quietly until help arrives.

Do not practice this unattended, speak to your Doctor or Physiotherapist.

My Fall Action Plan