Preparing for emergencies

  • Use an intercom system or baby monitor to alert others that there is an emergency.
  • Use bells or buzzers if you are not able to speak. Use "codes" that signify urgency. For example, a tinkling bell might mean, "I'd like company," while an air horn might mean there's an emergency.
  • Carry a cell phone that is equipped with pre-programmed numbers. Pre-program all of your telephones so they can automatically dial the necessary emergency number(s).
  • Consider a "Life Call" button if you spend time alone (if available).

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