What Is Home Care?
Home care can mean different things, and can be called by different names. In-home care solutions vary by 1) type of care, 2) who provides it, and 3) who pays for it. Typically, "Home Health Services" are publicly paid for, while "In-Home Care" refers to services that are privately-funded.
What Do I Need to Tell the Doctor?
Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to describe your symptoms and bring up other concerns will help you become a partner in your health care. Use these worksheets to organize your questions and information when talking with your doctor
How to Choose a Doctor You Can Talk To
Taking an active role in your health care puts the responsibility for good communication on both you and your doctor. This means asking questions if the doctor's explanations or instructions are unclear, bringing up problems even if the doctor doesn't ask, and letting the doctor know if you have concerns about a particular treatment or change in your daily life
I Forgot — And Maybe That’s Okay
But what if forgetting things happens far more often than it used to, or far more frequently to you than others your age? It could be a sign of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which for many people is a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.
Age-Friendly Health Care: Speaking Up About What Matters to You
As you get older, your medical care can ripple across every aspect of your life. It might be a prescription that makes you too tired for dinner with the family. You may love bowling, but a hip replacement has kept you off the lanes much longer than you expected. You might feel sad and withdrawn from friends, unsure if it's depression or because you can't hear as well anymore.
Age-Friendly Care: It’s about what matters to you
YOU are the expert on what matters for your health. Learn how to improve your health by talking with your doctor about the 4Ms – what Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility – a set of essential aspects of your care.
How to Prepare for a Doctor's Appointment
A basic plan can help you make the most of your appointment whether you are starting with a new doctor or continuing with the doctor you’ve seen for years. The following tips will make it easier for you and your doctor to cover everything you need to talk about.