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Old lady downstairs (following on from recent rant!)

suepat10

I am one of the 63336
S: 20st3lb C: 20st3lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 44.3 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#1
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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S: 14st13lb C: 14st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 0st6lb(2.87%)
#2
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
 

suepat10

I am one of the 63336
S: 20st3lb C: 20st3lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 44.3 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#6
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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