Interventions or solutions in a care plan for an the older person are less complex at times than interventions in a written geriatric assessment sent to a judge. The judge and attorneys are not healthcare providers and may need less jargon-free interventions.
Once you have found the intervention for your care plan, tailor the intervention to the client. For example, consider 95 year old Mamie Nixon’s problem- self-care deficit. She is unable to bathe without supervision. The intervention to this problem might be hiring a paid care provider to come for 2 hours, 3 days a week to bathe Mamie.
Each intervention must have a clear plan. You must state in your intervention who will carry out the intervention, how it will be carried out, the number of times it will be carried out, and how you will measure that it was carried out.
Who is critical because if you do not say who does it it may not get done. So
How , How is important because how do they do it? With a bed bath, in her shower, with standby, in the bathtub???
How many times- This is necessary because do they bathe her daily, weekly, every other day ???
All this makes the care plan measurable so the care provider is totally clear on what their job is.
It is also important as when you the care manager come to monitor, you can measure whether your solution was done compared to the charting or just whether Mamie looks clean or has no skin breakdown. In many ways you are giving orders directions, help to your care provider, family care provider or anyone who monitors Mamie. Make these directions clear directions . Be a good guide to good care for your client.
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