Prevent elderly falls and injuries by taking fall precautions and having a safety plan
Dr. Tom von Sternberg
Tom von Sternberg, MD, is the Senior Medical Director of Geriatrics, Home Care, Hospice and Case Management for HealthPartners. He has been practicing as a geriatrician for over 30 years. He offers a wealth of knowledge as a contributor to the HealthPartners Medicare blog.
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Document your health care wishes and choose someone to speak for you when you can’t act on your own.
The pneumococcal vaccine is important for people 65 and older – HealthPartners geriatric medicine specialist Dr. von Sternberg explains why.
New to Medicare? Take advantage of your Welcome to Medicare visit. Learn what to expect and when to schedule it.
Preventive care visits can help find issues early on. Learn what’s covered by your Medicare plan and how often you should go in for checkups.
Take time to check in on your health, just like you would check in on your car. Read more about why this matters for preventive care.