Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook by Debra E. Berens, Roger O. Weed

By Debra E. Berens, Roger O. Weed

Keen on prioritizing and dealing with the spectrum of companies for individuals with critical clinical difficulties and their households, existence care making plans has developed into a sophisticated perform. Evolving with the sector, this moment version of a bestseller offers a entire source for execs and shoppers who have to resolve the complicated therapy difficulties of lifestyles care making plans. The booklet comprises details for the sufferer, kin, care services, and everybody taken with coordinating, assessing, comparing, and tracking precious prone. It bargains an outline of matters proper to chose disabilities whereas educating readers in regards to the roles a variety of execs play.

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Although extensive medical and daily care is required for anyone in a persistent vegetative state, the provision of services still should be specific to the individual’s needs and can be influenced by many factors, including the family support system, available community resources, and architectural considerations. , 1990). A physiatrist can help to delineate the needed care. This medical foundation can aid the life care planner in establishing the medically most appropriate plan. Maximizing the individual’s functional improvement is important.

3 Step-by-Step Procedure for Life Care Planning 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Case Intake: When you talked with the referral source, did you record the basic referral information? Time frames discussed? Financial/billing agreement? Retainer received (if appropriate)? Arrange for information release? Medical Records: Did you request a complete copy of the medical records? Nurses’ notes? Doctors’ orders? Ambulance report? Emergency room records? Consultant’s reports? Admission and discharge reports?

Even for an individual diagnosed as having a mild traumatic brain injury, the functional implications may be very significant. Neuropsychological testing to determine the extent of these functional effects is important. A physiatrist can help to translate these functional limitations to life care planning effects. Chronic Pain Many individuals develop chronic pain because of trauma or illness. Establishing the etiology and relating it to a specific event can be difficult. Additionally, defining the extent of pain and its functional implications can be problematic.

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