To create your geriatric care management care plan you look at the results of your functional and psychosocial assessment. Frequently, older clients have similar deficits as they age. See the sample problem list below that catalogs functional and psychosocial problems older people often develop when they become more frail and vulnerable. Most care plans will include one or more of these problems, and it is good to incorporate this list into your assessment tools.
So, when creating a care plan, it is best to use an assessment that has a pick list of the most common problems on the top. This makes it easier to create the care plan. It gives you a quick guide for what to add to your care plan. This list is not exhaustive and you can add other problems in the care plan. However, it offers the “prime suspects” you may use, as you are the detective trying to solve the older person’s problems.
Creating a care plan is a skill that takes years of education, training and experience but a pick list does help you use these skills more quickly.
Self-care Deficit __________________________ Impaired Mobility _____________________________
Impaired Home Management ___________________ Knowledge Deficit _____________________
Fiscal or Physical Abuse__________________
Quality of Life Needs_______________
Urinary Elimination _______________________
Bowel Elimination _________________________
Impaired Skin Integrity________________________
Hearing or Sight____________________________
Find out more in my you tube on using a pick list in a care plan
Learn more about aging life and geriatric care management, creating a care plan, doing multiple assessments and writing a geriatric assessment in my free webinar ‘ Writing a Winning Geriatric Assessment ” January 25 . Sign-up . In the meanwhile watch my You Tube Channel- Geriatric Care 1 and the segment on merging multiple into one care plans- subscribe for latest playlist on writing a geriatric assessment coming soon.