New AgeWell Patients
What to Expect During Your Visit
The care professionals at Baptist AgeWell Center are trained specialists in the unique needs of older adults. They will work with you to develop a comprehensive AgeWell Assessment that takes place over two visits. Here is what you can expect:
First Visit: Getting to Know You (up to 3 hours)
First, you’ll meet your AgeWell Care Coordinator, who will get to know you by asking a few questions about your overall physical and emotional health, your typical diet and daily activities. Depending on your physical abilities, he/she may ask you to walk and perform other light tasks to assess your mobility and balance.
You will also meet with our pharmacist to review your current medications.
Finally, the Geriatrician will talk with you about your health, how you are feeling and how well you are functioning. He/she will perform a physical exam and may order laboratory tests, if needed. Our center has an on-site laboratory for your convenience.
Prepare for your visit
Please print and complete the following patient forms and bring with you on the day of your appointment:
Gather all of your medications in a bag, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Please bring the actual bottles.
Also ask your pharmacy to print a complete list of medications you have taken over the past 12 months and bring that.
Make a list of the names and phone numbers of all your doctors and the reasons you see each of them.
If you have already completed advance directive forms, please bring those with you.
If you have not completed advance directive forms and you would like to, we’ve provided links below to the Florida Health Care Advance Directive website which provides an overview and any forms you may wish to complete.
If possible, please bring a spouse, family member, friend or caregiver, who is involved in your life and helps you with health-related matters.
Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes to your visit.
If you would like interpretive services during your visit, please call the center at 904.202.4600 and we will make the arrangements.
Second Visit: Discussing Your Care Plan (1 hour)
In advance of your second visit, a team of professionals will review the information we learned at your initial visit and create an integrated plan of care to help you better meet your goals for daily living. Your team may include physicians, a nurse, a social worker, your care coordinator, a behavioral health specialist, a clinical pharmacist, a nutritionist and/or a rehabilitation specialist.
Your Geriatrician will discuss the recommended plan of care with you and take time to answer any questions you may have. With your permission, we can also share your care plan with your spouse, family member, friend or caregiver and your other physicians. This will allow us all to better coordinate your care.