75+ Health Check

This health assessment is for an older person and is an in-depth assessment of a patient aged 75 years and over.

The aim of this health assessment is to help identify any risk factors exhibited by an elderly patient that may require further health management. In addition to assessing a person’s health status, a health assessment is used to identify a broad range of factors that influence a person’s physical, psychological and social functioning.

It involves a 45 minute appointment with the Practice Nurse who runs a broad range of tests sometimes including a cognitive memory test. This is then followed by a 30 minute appointment with the patients usual doctor to discuss any issues or needs that have been identified.