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Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Information for Patients

Here you will find information and materials to help you learn more about the Annual Wellness Visit and stay healthy.

About the Annual Wellness Visit

What is the Annual Wellness Visit?

Questions and answers about the Annual Wellness Visit.

Medicare Covered Preventive Screenings and Services
This is a checklist you can use to keep track of the tests and services you might need that are covered by Medicare.

For more information about Medicare's Preventive Services, visit the Medicare.gov website.  You can also download Your Guide to Medicare's Preventive Services.

Blood Pressure

What is High Blood Pressure?
This sheet explains high blood pressure, offers information about who is at risk and what to do about it. (American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.)

Prepare for Your Blood Pressure Check
This will help you to prepare for your blood pressure check. It also explains what your blood pressure numbers mean. 

Blood Pressure Wallet Card
This wallet card gives you a place to write down your blood pressure numbers and any medications you take.

Eating Healthy

The Foods You Choose: Healthy Eating Guide
This guide offers information about healthy eating and includes some healthy recipes.

Fall Prevention and Home Safety

Fall Prevention Information for Patients and Families
This booklet offers information to help you prevent falls.

Home Safety Checklist - Brochure from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (Color brochure with photos. May take a minute to download.)  
This checklist will help you to find dangers in your home that may cause you to fall.  It also offers tips to fix the dangers. 

Home Safety Checklist - Handout
Adapted from the Safety for Older Consumers Home Safety Checklist, which is a publication of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

 

Medicare Wellness Links
  About the Annual Wellness Visit

Contact Us

  For Providers
     -  Clinical Tools

     -  Guidelines and References

 

For Patients

     -  Helpful Materials

Resources 

  USPSTF Recommendations
 
Other Links
  MaineHealth Elder Care Services
  Partnership for Healthy Aging

 

 

 

 


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