Each year Pivotal Health invites our over 75 year old patients to attend the practice to have their Health Assessment completed. This is a bulk billed service.
What is an over 75 Health Assessment?
An Over 75 Health Assessment is a comprehensive assessment of your health and your physical, psychological and social function. It helps to assist in the early identification of care needs.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A HEALTH ASSESSMENT?
You are eligible if you are aged 75 years or over and living in a community setting. You must be a regular patient of the surgery. Patients are only eligible to have one health assessment completed each year.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A HEALTH ASSESSMENT?
You will spend between 20-40 minutes with the Practice Nurse who will perform some simple tests and ask you some questions about your medical history.
This might include the following:
- Vision check
- Hearing check
- Skin check
- Urine sample
- Blood Pressure
- Medication review
- Immunisation status
- Questions about your nutrition/diet
- Questions about your social activities
- Questions about your daily activities
A detailed record of this assessment with the outcomes and recommendations is recorded in the patient file and the patient is given a copy to keep.