Preventive Care Checklist #4

Keeping Healthy as You Age
(Women 65+ years of age)

The golden years, those years when you have some experience behind you and can enjoy life after raising a family or advancing your career. But advancing in age does not have to mean sacrificing health and vitality.

Optimal health begins with nutrition, exercise and annual well-visits. FirstLight’s Women’s Health providers offer expertise and guidance to help you maintain health and wellbeing at this stage of your life. They also recognize the wisdom in proactively addressing age-related issues such as prolapse, incontinence, osteoporosis, heart disease, arthritis or mental health concerns. From routine maintenance to advanced care, FirstLight providers want to support you with your health goals, and help you age wonderfully.

Please review the two checklists below.  The first is a standard preventive care checklist for all women.  The second is a checklist for women 65+ years of age.  Be sure to note any questions or concerns you may have, make an appointment, and discuss them with your women’s health provider.

FirstLight’s physicians, OB/GYNs, and nurse practitioners are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality health care.


Standard Preventive Care Checklist

Complete Check-up (every year)
Family History and Genetic Evaluation
Healthy Weight Goals
Nutrition and Exercise Goals
Sleep Goals
Resting Pulse and Blood Pressure
Immunizations to Consider

 Flu
Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis
Pneumococcal
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Non-prescription/OTC Drug Assessment
Skin Screening
Tobacco Cessation
Vitamins
Cholesterol
Thyroid
 Diabetes Screening
Clinical Breast Exam
Mental Health/Depression/Anxiety

Age-specific Preventive Care Checklist

For women 65+ years of age

Pelvic Exam
Mammogram
Colorectal Screening
Bone Health Screening
Hepatitis C Screening (if born between 1945-65)
Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
Hearing Exam
Memory Screening
Fall Prevention Strategies
Advanced Healthcare Directive
Eye Exam
Dental Exam and Cleaning