Doctor’s visits for seniors can be stressful
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 older adult.
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 the doctor about tests and treatments for seniors
Consumer Reports Health created a list of 5 key questions to ask your older adult’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 their next doctor’s appointment.
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By DailyCaring Editorial Team