Saying hello to the floor is OK - as long as you know how to get up again!
Lying on the floor after a fall for a long time can lead to serious complications hypothermia, dehydration etc The first line of defence in falls safety is to prevent falls, but the reality is not all falls can be prevented so it is equally important to practice getting up!
My very dear friends at Later Life Training have helped to produce this information on what you can do if you fall: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls/dealing-with-a-fall/what-to-do-if-you-fall?fbclid=IwAR0IB3Zo2d1-_14UbSE3tLGt6BVU1Ir8tnSty_a-RJp4z9aOeJK1zrK8jhw
Please scroll down to the very end as there is a huge amount of information.
If you want to have a practice please be sure to have the phone nearby- just in case and when you walk about the house think about how you might 'get up' at different locations. I know someone who had a 'grab handle' screwed the wall in the hallway 'just in case'! Better safe than sorry.
I am not going to write too much about this, other than the effects of a 'urine infection' can be long lasting and devastating. We are often told to drink more and do 'pelvic floor exercises' but maybe prevention is as simple as getting up off the chair and having a stroll round the room?
Exercise With Tracy
EXTEND Exercise and Medau Movement teacher. Keeping the muscles working, the joints mobile and having fun!