Health checks for older persons
- Public service
Older persons have a right to a health check. In order to get a health check please contact your own health station.
Anyone who finds or suspects that their health or functional capacity have deteriorated with age can contact the health centre about a health check for an older person. In addition to a basic check, the older person’s memory, functional capacity, alertness and capacity to cope independently can be examined as part of the health check.
If the health check indicates that the older person needs support for living at home or temporary or permanent care outside the home, the doctor will refer him or her to an assessment of service needs. Social welfare service experts work together with the older person and their family and friends to establish how the necessary services can be organised.