Staying healthy and independent as we age is important. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are committed to helping you age well and stay independent.
Regular conversations with your health care provider are a must, though they can be difficult. It’s important that you know your risks as you age. Being informed can help you and your provider get you on your way to healthy living. An annual wellness visit is a great opportunity to start this conversation with your provider.
Fall risks challenge our independence and mobility as we age. According to the CDC, one in four older adults have falls that result in serious injury.1 Here are some measures you can take to lower your risk of falls:
How can I prevent falls at home?
How can I prevent falls outdoors?
Talk with your provider today using the questions we’ve provided to help get the conversation started.
Questions to ask your health care provider:
As we age, bladder control can become a concern. According to the CDC,2 more than 40% of people 65 years and older have reported issues. Yet, they haven’t spoken to their providers. There are treatments for incontinence. To stay on top of your health, make sure to talk to your provider today.
These conversations can be tough and personal. We’ve provided a list of suggestions to help you speak comfortably with your provider.
Physical activity is one of the best ways to stay on top of your health. Thirty minutes of exercise a day can prevent falls and improve bladder control. Talk with your provider about adding physical activity to your lifestyle.
Tips for improving your physical activity:
Questions for your provider:
As you age, your body isn’t the only thing that benefits from a little extra care. We can help with tips to keep your mind going strong.
Tips for improving your mental health:
Education is always a good place to start when it comes to mental health. See our senior’s guide for more resources:
Talk with your PCP today about how you can stay healthy. The journey to healthy aging and independence begins here.
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Incontinence is a concern as we age. Watch this discussion on aging and bladder control.Watch video
Regular physical activity is important and some physical activity is better than none, so get started today.Read article
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