Avoiding a fall is definitely what you’re aiming for with your senior’s health, but there may be a time it’s unavoidable. If your elderly family member does fall, she needs to know what to do.
Pause for a Moment before Doing Anything at All
The immediate urge after a fall is likely to just do something, whether that’s trying to hop up right away or whatever else occurs to her to try. Encourage her if she does ever happen to fall to just take a moment to pause and breathe. This is going to let the shock wear off and help her to determine if she’s injured or needs other help.