Dear Ms. Keller, I am writing this letter to you to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation. I want to especially thank you for taking out the time, finding the patience, and being understanding. In a situation such as mine; at this present time; it really does help. Your help, kindness and extra effort is a blessing and a comfort. This has been a wonderful staff to work with for therapy.


Sincerely yours, Renard J.



I want to commend the staff for the excellent care given and express my appreciation. Thank you, thank you all.


Carolyn D.





IF YOU SHOULD FALL...

 

  • Before you attempt to get up, take a few deep breaths and take an inventory of your body to be sure you haven't been seriously hurt. Relax for a minute to get over the shock of falling. Don't try to get up right away, even if well-meaning bystanders rush to get you upright. Getting up too quickly or in the wrong way could make an injury worse. 
  • If you think you are injured, don't attempt to get up. Ask someone to all 911 right away. If you are alone and able to do so, use your cell phone to call for help. If you don't have a phone with you and can't get up, crawl to a telephone. If all else fails, shout for help. 
  • Let others help you. Calmly tell those around you how you intend to get up and how they can assist you. Maintaining your composure will keep you in charge. 
  • Try to bring some humor to the situation: humor relaxes you and those around you and makes it easier to recover yourself. 
  • Say thank you: express gratitude to anyone who has helped. Graciousness goes a long way.
  • Let your doctor and other members of your health care team know you've fallen. It's important to talk to your doctor about your fall so he/she can work with you to understand the possible causes and minimize the risk of future falls. 

BE PREPARED BEFORE A FALL HAPPENS!

 

  • Don't wait until you fall to figure out how to get up. Work with one of our physical therapists to learn the best ways to get up and off the floor in case a fall should occur. 
  • Have the phone numbers of neighbors and/or relatives handy - carry them, as well as emergency numbers (local fire and/or police) in your wallet. Place them near your phone and program them into your cell phone. 
  • If you fall often, consider getting a personal response system. There are many personal emergency response systems that are controlled with a personal help button on a wristband, waist clip, or pendant.