COVID-19 and Vaccine Information
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Injury prevention and mitigation are important parts of the mission of PeaceHealth.
As part of our overall strategy of increasing community health and mitigating the greatest hazards causing injury and accidents, the PeaceHealth Office of EMS, Injury Prevention and Trauma Education sponsors and coordinates major collaborative community efforts, coalitions, and services.
Falls are not inevitable events -- they are largely preventable. Nevertheless, one in three people over age 65 will suffer a fall that could have been prevented with a few simple steps, such as securing household rugs or wearing shoes in the house.
The risk of severe injury is higher for adults over age 65. And although falls can occur anywhere, more than half happen right at home. In the U.S., someone over age 65 falls every 15 seconds, and 95 percent of all hip fractures in people over 65 are caused by falling to the ground.
What can I do to prevent a fall?
By visiting this site and arming yourself with knowledge, you have taken the first step toward protecting yourself from a serious fall. Here are four simple things you can do to lower the risk of falls:
Falls from portable ladders are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries.