Port Moody police find elderly woman on floor after two days of silence

Senior on floor for days

It’s every family’s nightmare – an elderly relative has fallen and can’t reach a phone or answer a doorbell to communicate their emergency.

At least that’s what Port Moody police are surmising happened after a care aid called for a wellness check after she was unable to connect with her 89-year-old client after two days.

The care aid worker called police on Tuesday after receiving no response to attempts to have her answer her door on Sunday and Monday.

PMPD officers responded to the call for a wellness check about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, but had to enter the apartment when they couldn’t make contact, according to Sgt. Ian Morrison.

They found the woman on the floor unable to move.

However, still conscious, the officers were able to “talk to her and tried to reassure her,” Sgt. Morrison said.

Paramedics and Port Moody fire personnel arrived shortly after and transported her to hospital, where the woman is “expected to fully recover from her ordeal,” Morrison said in a press release.

He said the care aid did the right thing in calling police.

He advises people to consider emergency communications systems for elderly relatives to alert family members or emergency responders in the event of a fall or other emergency.

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