My 89 year old father has fallen several times, My stepmother tried to help him the last time he fell and she herself ended up very sore and afraid that she would hurt herself. She thinks she should hire a young man to accompany my Dad when he is out. But I don't think this is a good idea since the situation then puts the young man in danger of getting hurt trying to prevent a fall. Neither my dad nor step mom seem to be ready to face the fact that my dad may not be able to go out to places with out a cane or walker. The reality of the situation is that he will fall unless he is in a wheelchair and they might have to curtail going places. I do not know what to suggest to them to keep my Dad and step mom safer.