Chronic Conditions May Increase Fall Risk Up to 54%

Know the Fall Risks

Prevention & Preparation in the Face of Increased Fall Risk

As people age, they experience physical changes that increase the likelihood of falls: reflexes slow, muscle mass decreases and visions worsens. But add a chronic condition, and your chances of a serious fall multiply exponentially.

Learn more about our research on chronic conditions and fall risk, and how you can try to prevent serious falls — or be prepared in case one happens. 

Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Cognitive impairment increases the chance of serious falls by 50+%. Learn more and get tips to avoid them.

COPD & Asthma
Studies show a direct link between COPD and fall risk in older adults. Find out how to manage your symptoms and risk.

This condition can lead to neuropathy, stroke, kidney disease and more — adding to a senior’s fall risk. Learn more.

Heart Conditions
42.2 million seniors in the U.S. live with heart disease and the accompanying greater risk for falls. Find out what you can do.

Osteoporosis & Arthritis
When natural muscle loss combines with arthritis, sufferers are more likely to fall. Try these tips for prevention and preparation.