Flower delivery man finds elderly woman on floor of Long Island home

April 9, 2013 1:41:49 PM PDT
Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

Howard Waldman was recently making a flower delivery to a home in Riverhead Town.

He rang the doorbell

"And I noticed the front door was slightly ajar maybe a foot or so ajar and I thought I heard some movement," he said.

Little did he know that 84 year-old Ann Baillet, who lives alone had been lying on the floor for what she thinks was two days.

She had tripped and fallen.

"I was knocked out for a while so when I came to I didn't even know where I was," she said.

Waldman had a feeling something was wrong.

His instincts after being with the Jamesport Fire Department for 35 years kicked in.

So he opened the door a little bit more.

"I yelled flower delivery, flower delivery. Anybody home? and I heard a ladies voice say I'm here so I walked right into the foyer and I saw the poor lady lying on the floor about 20 feet away," he said.

Waldman says Baillet was severely dehydrated.

Waldman called 911.

They brought Baillet to a nursing care facility at Peconic Bay Medical Center where she's now recovering.