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).