Care for your evolving needs
The kind of health care services you need, often changes as you grow older. And many times families and loved ones become an important part of your care. We have the right doctors and services to help you prepare for, and live life from 65 and forward.
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- Do you have a primary doctor? Whether you are working longer, retiring early or ready to retire, having a doctor who can be your guide as you grow older is important for you and your family. If you haven’t already found a primary care doctor, now is a good time to look for a Community senior care, family medicine or internal medicine doctor.
- Are you active and exercising often? It’s good to find an activity that you can enjoy as you grow older. It will help you retain strength, flexibility and balance. If you experience bone or muscle pain, like hip or knee pain, your primary doctor can help or you can see an orthopaedic and sports medicine doctor.
- Are your immunizations up to date? Your doctor can help you decide what type you need and when.
- How are you doing? Aging can bring its own types of challenges and stress. If you need help with your emotional health, talk to your doctor or a behavioral health expert.
- How can you plan ahead? Prepare a living will. A living will describes the kinds of medical care you want to have if you can't speak for yourself. It can help your family make decisions if you become sick and unable to make decisions for yourself.
- Is living at home not as easy as it once was? There are many options you and your family can research. You may be able to stay in your home with the help of home care services or you may want to move out of your home. Your Community Senior Care, family medicine or internal medicine doctor can help you decide the best and safest option for you.
- What if you move? If you decide to move into an assisted living facility, nursing home or are recovering in a transitional care center, a HealthPartners geriatrics or nurse practitioner can come to you.
- How are you doing? Any life transition can be challenging. If you or your family notice a change in your emotional health, talk to a behavioral health expert.
- How do you balance your life while taking care of an older person? There are options to turn to for help. Home care services can provide the assistance needed when you aren’t there.
- Noticing a change? If the person you’re caring for seems to be having difficulty with memory or have reasoning or perception changes, talk to his or her doctor. Memory care can also help determine what is causing the change and offer help.
- Are you noticing emotional changes? If you think the person you’re caring for may need help with his or her emotional health, talk to a behavioral health expert.