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Fall Risk & Finding the Right Balance
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Chronic Conditions May Increase Fall Risk Up to 54%

Some diseases common in adults over age 65, like heart disease, diabetes, COPD, Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis put those with the conditions at a significantly higher likelihood of suffering a serious fall. But combining prevention and preparation can help you or your loved one stay safer and healthier.

Know the Fall Risks

Who is more at risk of a fall that requires hospitalization: Someone with COPD or diabetes? What if you have more than one chronic condition? 

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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.

Be prepared

Browse our suite of solutions and get peace of mind in case of a fall.