Fall Prevention

Ground Level Falls Are Preventable Events


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.