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Senior Doctor Visits 101

September 26th, 2017 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

No matter how many apples you eat a day,  sometimes you just can’t avoid a doctor’s visit! Though it might just be for preventive measures, the regular visits can be a bit nerve-wracking and often leave you feeling anxious especially as we age. To get the most of your visit and ensure you are getting proper care, here’s what you should know as a senior before your next doctor’s visit:

Make a List

It can be easy to forget all the questions you may have so the best way to be prepared is to write them down. If you are visiting a new doctor, you’ll want to bring a list of your medications too. Being prepared will help you get the most out of your visit and let you leave feeling confident that you got the best care.

Bring Someone With You

Doctor visits can be a bit overwhelming, and sometimes you might just need some moral support. Bring with you a family member or close friend might help ease the nerves. It’s also an excellent way to get a second pair of ears for anything you might have missed. If you don’t have anyone in your life, you might want to consider Companion Care. When you enroll in Companion Care, you will have someone who can help you in your day to day task including doctor visits and prescriptions.

Keep Them Updated

Don’t be shy to tell them exactly what’s going on. If you recently haven’t been feeling yourself or noticing some new aches and pains — speak up. Whether it’s a setback or an improvement, keeping your doctor informed will allow them to assess your situation in the best way possible.

Some Other Things to Remember:

  • Bring a notepad and pen
  • Write your answers in advance
  • Be prepared to discuss treatments and ways to improve your health

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