Health Maintenance Guidelines
Ages 75 & Over
Wellness CheckCheck blood pressure, screen for healthy weight and assess overall health.
Screening TestsColon Cancer: The decision to screen for colorectal cancer in adults ages 76 to 85 years should be an individual one, taking into account the patient’s overall health and prior screening history.
ImmunizationsTdap/Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis/Tetanus and Diphtheria): Adults age 65 and older may receive a tetanus vaccine (Tdap or Td) every 10 years.
Men’s HealthProstate Cancer: Talk to your doctor about your risk. Regular screening is not recommended for men who have an average risk.
Women’s HealthBreast Cancer: Mammography is optional after age 74.
These guidelines may vary for patients with personal or family health risks or who take certain medications.
How to calculate your BMI:
> Underweight: Below 18.5
> Normal: 18.6 - 24.9
> Overweight: 25.0 - 29.9
> Obesity: 30.0 and Above
BMI = (Weight (pounds) divided by Height (inches)2) x 703
Weight Management Information & Calculator (MyLifeStages.org, opens to new window)
These guidelines may vary for patients on chronic medications or for patients with personal or family health risks.