You're in your 90s! What can you do to be as healthy as possible?
Your annual wellness visit is a good time to talk to your doctor or nurse about your personalized prevention plan. This plan helps prevent disease and disability based on your current health and past history.
In addition to talking with your doctor or nurse about your health and safety, you may also need certain vaccines (shots) and medical tests. You do not need every test every year. You may decide to stop doing some tests you used to get every year.
The yearly wellness visit won't cost you anything extra under Medicare. Medicare plans must cover certain preventive care, including a yearly wellness visit, at no cost to you (if your doctor accepts assignment).
Your doctor can help you with more than just tests and vaccines. If you are feeling sad or having trouble driving, eating, sleeping, using the bathroom, or getting dressed, talk to your doctor or nurse. He or she can help you figure out how to do the things you want to safely. Find more senior-friendly health information online.
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