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Remember to do These 4 Important Things Before the End of the Year

To get the most out of your plan, don’t forget to do these four things before the end of the year.

1. Get your annual physical

One of the most important things you can do for your health is get a physical exam each year.  An annual physical makes it easier for your doctor to spot problems earlier when they are easier to treat. CarePartners of Connecticut members pay a $0 copay for a preventive physical exam every 12 months. Learn more about the importance of an annual physical.

2. Ask your doctor to review your medications

At your annual physical, your doctor can review your medications to make sure they are safe and right for you. Your doctor can check for possible side effects from using multiple medications, and make sure your prescriptions are current and still needed.

3. Get your screenings

Preventive health screenings can save your life by checking for illness or disease before you have signs. Screenings help your doctor to find diseases earlier when they are easier to treat. Ask your doctor about  which screenings are right for you. CarePartners of Connecticut members pay a $0 copay for many screenings. Learn more about preventive screenings.

4. Stay active and eat right

Are you sticking to your health goals this year? Physical activity and good nutrition are two of the most important ways to stay healthy: 

  • Stay active – Physical activity can help improve your strength, stamina, energy, and mood. It also helps you to maintain your independence. Review your program with your doctor to see if you need to increase or decrease your activity. If you need to be more active - it’s not too late to start. Learn more about how to make an exercise plan that’s right for you
  • Eat right – Good nutrition is important for older adults because it can help you fight off illness or recover from an injury. Eating right also helps reduce your risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Learn more about the importance of good nutrition

Need help with your health goals?

Care Managers are available to help. Find out what a Care Manager does and how they can help you.