Physical health checklist

At Grosse Pointe Manor Nursing and Rehabiliation Center, we know that good information helps us deliver high-quality, professional care. We'd like to suggest you to consider everything that might be a factor in your loved one's health, function, and comfort.  As you make a list of all these items, you may need the help of your loved one’s primary doctor. Include:

  • Diagnosis of any chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, emphysema, or stroke
  • Unusual weight loss or gain in a short amount of time
  • Incontinence
  • Balance problems, unsteadiness while walking
  • Persistent fatigue or sleeplessness
  • Swollen feet or legs, or limping
  • Vision problems such as cataracts, or use of vision aids
  • Hearing problems; is a hearing aid needed and is one being worn?
  • Dental problems such as gum disease, halitosis; need for properly fitting dentures
  • Complaints of pain

Check with and list all the health professionals being seen, including specialists.