News: Preventing Falls

Locals ready to assist this Falls Prevention Awareness Week!

September 5, 2022

While ALTCEW provides connections to national resources, preventing falls is a local issue. The City of Spokane and Spokane Valley fire departments report that “older adult falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations and deaths in Spokane County.” You can talk with people here, locally about falls prevention in your situation. Falls Prevention staff

Falls prevention awareness – Falls CAN be prevented. Start a conversation, make a plan.

September 17, 2021

By Dr. Victoria Panzer and Ms. Lori Clary Across Washington, September 20 – 24, 2021 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week (FPAW).   Many things have changed this year with the challenges of COVID-19, but one thing hasn’t changed… Each year more than 25% of all older adults in Washington will fall.  Some falls are minor, while

Local connections to falls prevention!

September 7, 2021

While ALTCEW provides links to national resources, preventing falls is a local issue. The City of Spokane and Spokane Valley fire departments report that “older adult falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations and deaths in Spokane County.  Falls-related Emergency Medical Service calls are the leading non-fire response-related calls in Spokane County.” You can

Press release – Falls prevention class available online for older adults

August 18, 2021

A free, online version of the award-winning A Matter of Balance falls prevention class for adults age 60 and older is being offered by Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW). The evidence-based class helps adults who are concerned about falling or have fallen to maintain their independence while staying involved in activities

Local connections to falls prevention!

September 1, 2020

While ALTCEW provides links to national resources, preventing falls is a local issue. The City of Spokane and Spokane Valley fire departments report that “older adult falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations and deaths in Spokane County.  Falls-related Emergency Medical Service calls are the leading non-fire response-related calls in Spokane County” You can