Age 75 and over

Preventive Care

Wellness Check

Check blood pressure, weight and height to calculate body mass index (BMI) and health risks.

  • Screening Tests

  • Diabetes: All non-Caucasians; All Caucasians with sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, or BMI greater than or equal to 25, or history of gestational diabetes, or family history of diabetes.
  • Colorectal Cancer: Screening typically not indicated after age 75. Discuss with your provider
  • Assessment of Risk for TB: To determine risk factors

Discussion Topics

  • Alcohol Use: Discuss with your provider
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Depression
  • Living Will/Advanced Directives
  • Falls

Immunizations

  • Influenza: Yearly
  • Tdap/Td: Adults 65 and older may get one Tdap booster if they have never received it, regardless of when a prior Td was given. After this, Td is required every 10 years.

Men’s Health

  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA): Current evidence does not recommend routine PSA screening unless risk factors exist. Discuss with your provider to determine if risks exist for screening. Screening not indicated for 80 years and older.

Women’s Health

  • Mammogram: Every 2 years; optional after age 74
The recommendations above are intended to be guidelines only and may not pertain to individuals with certain risk factors. In addition to these guidelines, the following screenings can be avluable to your health:
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Risk factor screening for coronary artery disease
  • Memory
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease testing
  • Dietary concerns/habits

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