Over 75 Health Check
A health assessment of an older person is an in-depth assessment of a patient aged 75 years and over. It provides a structured way of identifying health issues and conditions that are potentially preventable or amenable to interventions in order to improve health and/or quality of life.
What is an over 75 Annual Health Assessment?
The over 75 health assessment is an annual comprehensive assessment of physical, psychological and social well-being for those aged 75 and over, and offers preventative health care and education. It is offered nationwide to all people aged 75 and over, excluding those currently in hospital or those in residential aged care facilities.
What is involved?
The assessment is conducted in our surgery by one of our Registered Nurses on behalf of your Doctor, and takes approximately 45 minutes of your time.
The assessment is made up of a number of questions looking at all areas of your health & well-being including diet & nutrition, exercise, mobility, mental health and family & social relationships.
During the assessment we will check your blood pressure, pulse, height, weight and vision, and perform a urinalysis. Part of the assessment also involves discussing your home environment to assess your living arrangements to see if they are safe and if there is any additional help you may need.
The health assessment assists your Doctor in identifying any potential issues and prevent them turning into major problems. It gives your Doctor a more accurate and comprehensive picture of your current health condition and needs. It also provides you with the opportunity to have a FREE HEALTH CHECK, and to raise any concerns that you may not usually have time to discuss with your Doctor in a standard consultation.
What happens after the assessment?
Following the visit at the clinic with our nurse, you will be required to have a follow-up appointment with your Doctor to discuss the results of your health assessment. This usually occurs within 2-3 weeks of your initial visit with the nurse. The nurse conducting your assessment will make your follow-up appointment for you before you leave the clinic.
Importantly, the health assessment is AT NO COST TO YOU. This includes both the consultation with the nurse and and the follow-up appointment with your doctor.
Whilst it is not compulsory to have this health assessment we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this valuable service being offered to you.