Senior Health Patient Resources


Health Notes: Senior Health & Wellness

Visit our Senior Health & Wellness section for tips and advice on a wide range of topics, including how to stay healthy as you age, exercise, bone health and other common issues, as well as planning ahead and information for caregivers.

Video Learning

Visit our library of patient education videos on Senior Health topics and beyond.

video learning

  • Be Prepared for Your Check-Up
  • Seniors: Prevent Falls & Improve Balance
  • Get Moving After Hospital Stay
  • Learning About Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Brain Health: A Q & A

Yourself

  • Take a quiz to see how much you know about healthy aging.
  • Visit our library of quizzes to test your knowledge of a range of health topics and conditions.

About Alzheimer’s Disease

Here are links to several helpful resources about Alzheimer's disease and memory loss:

Other Resources

PatientSite

You can manage your health care online, anytime by using PatientSite, a free website provided by BIDMC. PatientSite offers secure, confidential access to your health information from your home computer, smartphone or tablet. You can view your medical records, including test results, doctor’s notes, future and past appointments. You can also email your doctor’s office; request a prescription refill and much more.

Conversation Ready: Advance Care Planning at BIDMC

At BIMDC we want to provide care that's right for you at every stage of your life, from birth to death and at many points in between. You have a say in your care and it’s important that we know your wishes in advance of a serious medical situation. We want to help start the conversation with you and your family members to make sure your preferences are noted in your medical record and respected in your future care planning.

Wellist

Help when you need it most.

Wellist offers patients and their families personalized recommendations for more than 20 categories of helpful services, like grocery shopping, childcare and laundry. Patients can quickly research different types of services to pick those that are most useful and save them for easy reference. They also have the option to create a registry – a Wellistry – of needed services,through which family members and loved ones can offer support. This service is safe and private. You decide who sees your Wellistry – what items they see and the value of each item.

When life's day-to-day demands get overwhelming, Wellist is here to help.