Checklist for keeping healthy as you age

Women 65+ years of age

The golden years are those years when you have some experience behind you and can enjoy life after raising a family or advancing your career. But advancing in age does not have to mean sacrificing health and vitality.

Optimal health begins with nutrition, exercise and annual well-visits. Welia Health’s Women’s Health providers offer expertise and guidance to help you maintain health and well-being at this stage of your life. They also recognize the wisdom in proactively addressing age-related issues such as prolapse, incontinence, osteoporosis, heart disease, arthritis or mental health concerns. From routine maintenance to advanced care, Welia providers want to support you with your health goals and help you age wonderfully.

For women with Medicare Part B insurance coverage, your no-cost annual wellness visit is an important step to help you focus on managing your overall health and preventing disease while providing a valuable opportunity to talk to your provider about your overall wellness. Breast and pelvic exams are covered every other year.

Ask your provider about the following during your annual exam.

   Complete check-up (every year)
   Family history 
   Healthy weight goals
   Nutrition and exercise goals
   Sleep goals
   Resting pulse and blood pressure
   Immunization to consider

  • Flu
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-pertussis
  • Pneumococcal
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

   Non-prescription/OTC drug assessment
   Skin screening
   Tobacco cessation
   Diabetes screening
   Clinical breast exam
   Mental health/depression/anxiety

Review your age-specific preventive care checklist with your provider.

   Pelvic exam
   Colorectal screening
   Bone health screening options
   Hepatitis C screening (if born between 1945-65)
   Urinary and fecal incontinence
   Hearing exam
   Memory screening
   Fall prevention strategies
   Advanced healthcare directive
   Eye exam
   Dental exam and cleaning