The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By TAYLOR LOVE
Home Instead - Bozeman 

Colonoscopy or End-of-Life Planning? Many Americans Would Prefer the Physical Examination

 


Many people, especially those 65 and older, postponed routine doctor appointments during the pandemic. As older adults are reconnecting with their communities, including addressing those overdue medical check-ups, aging experts are encouraging them to add another “probing” exam to their to-do list: the Elderoscopy. Rather than a physical examination, this is a discussion. An Elderoscopy is a critical conversation between older adults and their loved ones, examining wants and needs, and setting intentions for topics such as end-of-life plans, finances, relationships, and more. Unfortunat...



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