As we get older, we become more prone to certain health issues such as hearing and vision problems, depression and chronic pain. To help people manage these common health concerns, the Foundation has developed a Shared Decision-Making® program called Growing Older, Staying Well.
This program is for men and women age 75 or older with one or more of the following concerns related to aging: physical inactivity, preventing falls, incontinence, hearing problems, depression and chronic pain. This program is also helpful for individuals younger than 75 years old who are experiencing these conditions, in addition to the family members of people who are managing these health issues.
The program helps older adults understand that there are effective solutions for many health problems and conditions common in their age group. It encourages people to participate in their health care to ensure they receive the care that is right for them.
The program includes frank but encouraging interviews with older adults and several providers showcasing the benefits of active participation in one’s health care.
This program was developed with our production partner, Health Dialog. It is available as a DVD, a booklet and a web-based program (Health Crossroads®) for Health Dialog members.