Paragon Orthopedics Center sees patients weekly, and sometimes daily, who are suffering injuries from a fall. Many of these could have been prevented. According to the CDC, one out of every five falls results in an injury. We cannot prevent aging, but we can help you prevent a fall, which does not have to be a part of the aging process. The CDC has a Stay Independent survey tool that assesses your risk for a fall by having you answer statements, such as whether you push with your hands to stand up from a chair. It then explains why this matters. You can take it yourself or take it for a family member. Your score determines if you are at high risk for a fall. Provided below is a link to the CDC website and scroll down to find their Stay Independent PDF link. This site also provides very helpful information to keep your home as safe as possible and other tips you might not have thought would contribute to a fall. Stay safe Southern Oregon!