5 Questions to Ask Your Elderly Parent’s Doctor About Tests or Treatments [Infographic]

Doctor’s visits with your senior can be stressful

Being your aging parent or spouse’s health advocate at doctor’s appointments can be a stressful job. When you’re working with doctors to make sure your older adult is getting the best care possible, how do you know if a treatment or test they recommend will be helpful or harmful?

 

You might not be a doctor, but you know your senior best

Doctors are experts when it comes to medicine and treating diseases, but YOU are the expert when it comes to your senior.

That’s why it’s so important to ask questions and bring up concerns. Doctors need to hear from you to make sure the treatments they choose are realistic for your older adult’s situation and will improve their quality of life.

 

5 questions to ask your elderly parent’s doctor about tests or treatments

Consumer Reports Health created a list of 5 key questions to ask your senior’s doctor. They’ll help you understand the pros and cons of recommended tests or treatments so you can make informed decisions. Use this helpful list at your older adult’s next doctor’s appointment.

questions to ask your elderly parent's doctor

Next Step  Print or save the full-size PDF or handy wallet card and take it with you to your senior’s next doctor’s appointment

 

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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
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