What Is a Care Plan?
A care plan is a form or document that summarizes a person’s health conditions and current treatments for their care.
The plan should include information about the following.
- Health conditions
- Healthcare providers
- Emergency contacts
- Caregiver resources
The CDC website has a great example of this type of care plan.
Developing and maintaining a care plan will help you balance both your life and the person receiving your care!
For additional assistance, you can get help from your doctor with the care plan. Try to update care plans yearly or when there’s a change in the health or medications of the caregiving client.
Much like the emergency checklist we had covered previously, a care plan will be a valuable resource in staying organized.