If you're a caregiver or have an older loved one or friend, it's important to know how to safely help them in the event of a fall to avoid injuring yourself or them. Getting up incorrectly from a fall can cause more injury to the senior than the fall itself. When you witness a fall or see someone on the ground, your first instinct may be to rush over and help them up. It's important to stay calm and wait before instantly acting. Here are some steps to take.