Falling at Home Poses a Challenge to Maintaining Independence and Dignity

It is 4:00 pm and dad has fallen in the family room and is unable to get back up on his own. Mom tries to help him back up but he is simply too heavy. Both become frustrated and finally give up. They end up calling 911 for a “lift assist”. The fire department shows up, alerting the entire neighborhood, and in a few minutes, dad is back up and on his feet. All the while dad was on the floor for a good hour