Wednesday, February 1, 2017

NIA New Resource for Older Adults

Lindsay Schwartz

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) released a new resource: A Guide for Older People: Talking with Your Doctor. The guide is available in PDF form and in Spanish. The resource covers helpful topics like choosing a doctor including questions and a checklist to guide a resident's decision. The guide includes tips on getting ready for a doctor's appointment and worksheets for residents or families to complete prior to the appointment to ensure important information is shared. The resource provides information on how to be involved with health care decisions and what questions to ask when considering different treatments, learning about prevention, and exercise. Other important topics included are: how to evaluate online health information, discussing sensitive subjects with a health care professional, hospitalizations, and advance directives.

No comments:

Post a Comment