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What is a Life Care Plan?

A Life Care Plan is defined as ?a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice Tyrone Hill Jersey , comprehensive assessment, data analysis and research, which provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs, with associated costs, for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs.?

Life Care Plans are tailored to the patient?s unique current and anticipated needs through life expectancy. They address physical, developmental, cognitive Tristan Thompson Jersey , and psychosocial needs through collaboration with physicians and other professionals, patient and family interviews, resources and standards review, and empirical knowledge from rehabilitation experience. Care needs and frequency are calculated in present day value and are based on industry standards.


The history of life care planning is as impressive as its definition. This process arose from the field of Rehabilitation Counseling and was based on its foundational tenets. Initially, the rehabilitation counseling plan focused on assisting individuals who had disabilities and maximizing their potential quality of life and independence. Rehabilitation counselors assist individuals with various physical, mental and emotional disabilities, as defined in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the 1998 Amendments to the Rehab Act, as well as in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This assistance was provided based on a systematic approach. This process included gathering client information Terrell Brandon Jersey , assessing rehabilitation and medical needs, and developing realistic plans to minimize complications, while maximizing functional independence and mitigating disability. As the field evolved, attorneys, utilizing expert testimony from Rehabilitation Counselors and their ?plans?, became increasingly reliant upon this document as a tool to support their claims of damages and future care needs.

Soon, the graduates of these rehabilitation counseling programs entered the workforce. Their ?plans? were incorporated into their medical and vocational case management practice. The case management industry quickly recognized the value of these plans. The industry began marketing this plan to attorneys, families Shaquille O'Neal Jersey , and insurance companies. Registered nurses, physicians, psychologist, social workers and physical therapists began developing what is now known as Life Care Plans. Today, the profession is comprised of a variety of specialized disciplines and multiple perspectives.

Therefore, as a result of this variety, the industry created formal training, certification Richard Jefferson Jersey , and regulation of these practitioners and its practice. Formal training and certification programs address ethics, methodology, trends, and expert testimony through structured classes and continuing educational conferences. Today, there are hundreds of nationally certified Life Care Planners, along with several formal university certificate programs governing the profession.

Benefits to the Patient

A Life Care Plan details how a patient?s long term care, financial, physical LeBron James Jersey , and psychological needs will be met. The purpose of a Plan is to maximize quality of life for the rest of the patient?s years, prevent possible complications, and provide assumptions that are needs appropriate, while giving the patient and their family the peace of mind that comes with financial consideration. With each Life Care Plan, the goal is to ease the burden of the injury and restore meaningful life to the injured party as they knew it prior to the injury.

Process and Work Product

In preparation for writing the Plan, Life Care Planners thoroughly review all records with a focus on the medical records, conduct a patient evaluation and medical provider interviews, review depositions and interrogatories of the patient Kyrie Irving Jersey , review expert reports, review depositions of medical providers, research and review supporting literature, and survey vendors. The Life Care Plan is comprised of a narrative report and a table format report detailing the cost projections. The detailed projections include the following:

*HomeFacility Care
*Routine Medical Care
*Case Management
*Diagnostic Testing
*Health and Strength Maintenance
*Wheelchair Accessories and Maintenance
*Aids for Independent Living
*Home Furnishings and Accessories
*Architectural Renovations?

Inclusion of each of these considerations is based on the recommendations found in the medical records, clinical interview and history with the patient and family, treating physician and expert interviews, relevant clinical practice guidelines, relevant research literature Kyle Korver Jersey , and the empirical knowledge of the Life Care Planner based on rehabilitative experience.

Throughout the process, the Life Care Planner stays in close communication with the patient or patient?s family and their legal representation to ensure a comprehensive and appropriate Plan that meets the needs of the individual.

Life Care Planner?s Role

The role of a Life Care Planner is that of an educator, not an advocate. Planners must maintain objectivity and set forth attainable rehabilitation goals and to assure that all parties involved in the process understand why specific items are included, howwhen services should be provided, and how the plan is best implemented. As an educator, the Life Care Planner has a responsibility to educate others regarding the physical and psychosocial sequelae of the injury or illness, what can be expected when the effects of an injury or illnessSwim in pure blues oceans, climb enormous mountains Kevin Love Jersey ,. Wholesale NFL Jerseys   Wholesale Jerseys   Wholesale Jerseys   Cheap Jerseys   Cheap Jerseys China   Cheap NFL Jerseys   Cheap NFL Jerseys   Wholesale NFL Jerseys China   Wholesale Soccer Jerseys   Cheap Jerseys From China

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