Seniors may not always benefit from tests and treatments
When you’re working with doctors to help your older adult get the best care possible, how do you know if a recommended treatment or test will be helpful or harmful? Or, if it’s truly necessary?
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.
To help you understand the risks and benefits and make informed decisions, Choosing Wisely has created a handy printable list of 5 key questions to ask your older adult’s doctor.
5 questions to ask the doctor about tests and treatments for seniors
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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
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