Old lady downstairs (following on from recent rant!)

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  1. suepat10

    suepat10 I am one of the 63336

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    The poor lady downstairs (93 years old) had another fall during the night. My son woke us up just after 2am to say she was calling 'help' again.

    I called 999 and they sent an ambulance plus the police in case they needed to break the door down. Fortunately I managed to wake up the neighbour who has a doorkey so the police weren't needed.

    Thank goodness she only has a sore foot (she had tripped over her walking frame on the way to the toilet) but hadn't been able to get up off the floor.

    I feel a bit bad calling the ambulance out for a sore foot (they were in there about half an hour and then went patientless), especially on a Friday night, but then in hindsight she may have been more badly hurt than I or the neighbour realised - the neighbour made her as comfortable as she could without moving her.

    I have a feeling this may be a regular occurrence! Ah well, if the lady wants to live in her own place as long as possible then the occasional disturbed night is no problem for us.
     
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    Sounds like at the very least she needs one of those alert thingy's that they were around their necks-my disabled cousin has one. She can summon help independantlt then.

    I think you did absolutely the right thing, for all you knew she could've had a broken hip or anything !! But i also know if it becomes regular that could become quite a drain on you
     
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    Oh what a shame for you all, the old woman still wants her independence I bet but you can't leave her needing help.

    Yep she would be better with one of those alerty thingies.

    Hope you get something sorted soon.
     
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    Well done to you for being a good neighbour, she sounds like a very independant lady.
     
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    Pleased it was nothing too serious, it was good of you to get involved. Well done.
     
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    suepat10 I am one of the 63336

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    Thank you for your words but I really don't think we've done anything that anyone else wouldn't have done. We received a lovely card from her through the door yesterday afternoon thanking us for our kindness.

    All we are doing is keeping our ears open for her. I hope her knowing we are listening out makes her feel safer in her own home xx
     
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    I'm sure it helps to put her mind at ease knowing that she has a better neighbour now. X
     
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    how kind of you to be so neighbourly! if only others were as considerate, the world would be a happier place! xxx
     
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