“I am glad that NKF is working closely with me and my family to reduce my risk of falling at home and outside. I am now more alert and aware of my surroundings.”
– Madam Lau who is benefiting from the Fall Prevention Programme
Many kidney patients like Madam Lau are the reason why NKF initiated a volunteer-helmed Fall Prevention Programme in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology to help patients, especially those who are older and frailer. One fall incident tends to lead to repeated falls over time due to reasons such as weakened reflexes and muscles after the first fall. Patients may have to depend on a walker or wheelchair as a result. They may also restrict their mobility and miss dialysis sessions due to fear of falling.