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)
Healthy weight goals
Nutrition and exercise goals
Resting pulse and blood pressure
Immunization to consider
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Non-prescription/OTC drug assessment
Clinical breast exam
Review your age-specific preventive care checklist with your provider.
Bone health screening options
Hepatitis C screening (if born between 1945-65)
Urinary and fecal incontinence
Fall prevention strategies
Advanced healthcare directive
Dental exam and cleaning