Design Your Personal Care Plans

 

For the Family:  Tailored So YOU Can Make a Difference!

Shortly after admission to our facility, the Interdisciplinary Care Team (IDCT) will meet with you and your family members to develop a Care Plan.  Each discipline (Nursing, Therapy, Nutrition, Activities, Social Service) of the IDCT asks questions to make sure you receive the unique services your individual situation requires.  When a patient isn’t able to effectively communicate, family members are heavily relied upon for key information needed to help the patient feel comfortable and get as well as possible.  A broad spectrum of information about the patient is taken into consideration, from medical data such as diagnosis and prior level of function, to personal information such as likes and dislikes, religious preference, social and family support and personal history and interests.


Getting Started: The Care Plan Meeting

Every effort is made to schedule the Care Plan Meeting to accommodate the availability of the patient and family, to ensure that the patient and family participate in the development of the Care Plan to the fullest extent possible. Family members and/or the responsible party are encouraged to attend the meeting. The Care Plan Meeting is typically conducted within the 1st or 2nd week after admission.

The Care Plan Meeting involves the Interdisciplinary Care Team (IDCT) which includes, but is not limited to, the following professionals:

• Nursing Representative

• Dietary Services Supervisor/ Registered Dietician

• Social Services Representative

• Activity Director

• Treating Therapist or Representative

• The Administrator, Director of Nursing, Attending Physician, Nursing Assistant responsible for resident, and others may attend as needed

As an interested family member, this is your opportunity to get your questions and concerns answered, and we’re here to help. We understand what an anxious process this can be, so we take our time explaining the details of what your loved one’s care and stay with us will involve, how you can assist in their recovery, and what to expect along the way.

Once a plan is in place, frequent updates are given to involved parties to improve the plan of care and ease any concerns.