Preventive Care for Seniors

Preventive care is crucial for older adults to stay healthy and continue doing the things they love, which is why we offer comprehensive preventive care services, including regular check-ups, vaccinations, and screenings.

What is Preventive Care?

Prioritizing Health with Proactive Management

Getting older comes with changes to your physical and mental health, and this can feel frustrating or overwhelming at times. But, preventive care services can help you manage and even improve these changes, in order to keep you feeling your best. Things like annual mammograms or depression screenings can help stave off serious issues before they become unmanageable. Even simple things like regular visits with your provider and flu shots can help keep you healthy.

Keeping You Healthy & Feeling Your Best

Our Preventive Care Services

At Greater Good Health, our senior primary care providers do so much more than just prescribe medication. We are always here for you when a health concern or senior health condition comes up, but we also want to keep you healthy, independent, and feeling your best. We do this by seeing patients on a regular cadence, listening and getting to know you, and putting together a personalized, preventive care plan that may include the following services:
  • Regular check-ups
  • Physical & mental health screenings
  • Vaccinations & immunizations
  • Medication management
  • Health education
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Exercise programs
  • Falls prevention
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Advance care planning
  • Annual wellness exams
  • Lifestyle management

Understanding Preventive Care

Common Patient Questions

As a new or returning patient, we understand that you may have questions regarding preventive care. Keep reading to get the answers to many frequently asked questions.
What is preventive care?
Preventive care is an essential component of Medicare, designed to help seniors maintain their health and prevent the onset of serious conditions. Preventive services may include tests, screenings, and immunizations recommended by healthcare professionals to keep adults healthy and detect health problems early on. These services may also include counseling on healthy habits, lifestyle changes, and ways to manage chronic conditions.
Does Medicare cover preventive care?
Yes, Medicare does cover preventive care services. Medicare Part B covers a wide range of preventive services, including screening, vaccinations, and counseling. Examples of preventive services covered by Medicare include:
  • Annual wellness visits
  • Vaccinations
  • Cardiovascular screenings
  • Bone density measurements
It’s important to note that while many preventive care services are covered, there may be some limitations and criteria to meet. For example, certain screenings may only be covered for specific age groups or individuals at higher risk. Medicare Advantage plans may also offer additional preventive care benefits, such as gym memberships or wellness programs. If you have questions about your insurance coverage and chronic condition management benefits, our Patient Liaisons can run a free, comprehensive assessment and help you understand your benefits.
Does Medicare Advantage cover preventive care?
Yes, Medicare Advantage plans typically cover a wide range of preventive care services such as annual wellness exams, vaccinations, screenings for various diseases and conditions, and counseling for tobacco cessation and obesity. Medicare Advantage plans may also cover preventive services that are not covered under Original Medicare, such as gym memberships, fitness programs, and nutrition counseling. Specific coverage for preventive care may vary depending on the Medicare Advantage plan and the insurance provider. It’s always recommended to review the plan’s Summary of Benefits and consult with the insurance provider for detailed information on what preventive services are covered. Or, our Patient Liaison can help advise you on your coverage and ensure you are making the most out of your preventive health benefits.
What types of things can I do to help me stay healthy and prevent chronic conditions?
As we age, it is important to stay mindful of our health in order to prevent conditions that can become more prevalent in older adults. While some factors are out of our control, such as genetics or environmental exposure, there are simple steps that we can take to prioritize our health and minimize the risk of developing certain conditions. Here are some ideas:
  • Engage in regular physical activity such as walking, swimming, biking, or yoga
  • Maintain a balanced and nutritious diet
  • Get regular check-ups and screenings to monitor for any potential health issues and catch them early
  • Adhere to medication regimen prescribed by your providers
  • Stay mentally active by engaging in social activities to reduce the risk of loneliness and isolation
  • Practice stress management techniques, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises
  • Ensure good sleep by maintaining a regular sleep schedule, practicing good sleep hygiene, and creating a comfortable sleep environment

Real Experiences

Hear From Our Patients

Don’t just take it from us. Hear what our communities have to say about their experience with preventive care at Greater Good Health.
I was blessed to have a Greater Good clinician in my home today. She was so professional and knowledgeable and went above and beyond what I normally experience. I’m sure I’m not the only patient whom she has impacted and I thank you.
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