Resources to help you stay healthy
VillageCareMAX members are always encouraged to take an active role in staying healthy and feeling good. The educational materials provided here, along with adhering to your physician’s treatment and prescription plans can help to ensure that you’re living your best life.
Learn More About Advance Directives
Planning for end-of-life or critical care is not the most comfortable topic, but it is a necessary conversation to have. Having health care advance directives in place can help ensure your wishes are made clear to your loved ones and healthcare providers when you are not able to advocate for the type of care you wish to receive.
Below are some resources to learn more about Advance Directives and how VillageCareMAX care managers can help with your advance directives:
Learn More About the Importance of Immunization
All adults need vaccines. Vaccines help prevent diseases that can make you seriously ill, force you to miss work,
result in medical bills and make it difficult for you to care for your loved ones. You may need certain vaccines
depending on your age, job, lifestyle or health conditions — all of which can change over time.
Below are a some resources to learn more about immunizations and ways to stay health:
Learn More About Social Wellness
As we age, maintaining strong social connections becomes even more vital to our well-being. Social wellness plays a significant role in enhancing the quality of life for seniors, fostering a sense of belonging, purpose, and emotional support. Here are some resources to help you stay socially engaged.
( Older New Yorker's Guide to Resources PDF)
Learn More About Hearing Loss
At least 46 million people in the United States have a hearing or other communication disorder. For these individuals, the basic components of communication—sensing, interpreting, and responding to people and things in their environment—can be challenging. Regular screenings and early intervention are crucial in preventing and managing communication and hearing disorders. Here are some resources to help you reduce your risk of developing hearing difficulties and manage them.
Learn More About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, is a common type of cancer that develops in the colon or rectum. Recognized risk factors for colorectal cancer include obesity, low levels of physical activity, a poor diet, and tobacco smoking. Alcohol consumption is also a known risk factor for colorectal cancer. Regular screening, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer. You can reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer by adopting healthier lifestyle habits.
Learn More About Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a challenge, but it does not need to get in the way of regular life. Many people are able to maintain a good quality of life while living with COPD. The resources listed below will help you stay active and enjoy your life while managing the disease.
Learn More About Living and Aging with HIV and AIDS
Health care for people living with HIV has improved substantially. Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) has led to increased survival in people with HIV.
But while people with HIV are living longer, they are also living with unique challenges regarding how to age well. There are several simple but vital strategies that can help increase the likelihood of successful aging. Below are some resources to help you live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Learn More About Managing Diabetes
Whether you're living with diabetes or are newly diagnosed, the path to understanding it starts here. Find resources to improve your quality of life. Learn how to manage diabetes to prevent or delay health complications by controlling blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Then, take steps to meet your target goals and stay healthy.
Learn More About Fall Prevention
Falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent. However, falls don’t have to be inevitable as you age. You can reduce your chances of falling by exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your home safer.
Learn More About Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, after skin cancer. It may affect men as well. Finding breast cancer early is critical because when it is found early, it is easier to treat.
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Learn More About Cholesterol
Getting your cholesterol levels checked is an important part of staying healthy. High cholesterol increases your risk for heart disease and stroke.
As people age, they often find themselves spending more time alone. This can affect your health and well-being. Everyone needs social connections to survive and thrive.
Below are a some resources to learn more about loneliness and ways to feel better:
Good oral health practices protect your teeth and gums, keep your breath fresh, and contribute to your overall health. By taking care of your oral health, you can protect yourself from serious dental and other health complications.
Below are a some resources to learn more about the benefits of good oral health practices: