The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Visit the Falls Prevention Awareness Website to learn more!
Facts about Falls Prevention and Kidney Disease
- Frailty is common among individuals with chronic kidney disease and is associated with increased mortality and hospitalizations.
- Compared to the general population, individuals on dialysis have a greater risk of falling and fall-related complications. They also have a three to four times greater risk for hip fractures
- Evidence suggests that CKD accelerates aging and increases risk of poor physical function, and frailty.
- Compared to the general population, significant predictors for falls risk and injury includes individuals with diabetes, arthritis and/or limited physical function.