What is the next step in creating a care plan? You started with the initial reason the family member or client called you as a geriatric care manager or aging professional. The first assessment you turned to is your functional assessment. After addressing the first problem, you continued creating your care plan by listing the client’s problems from your functional problems.
Next you list the psychosocial problems taken from your psychosocial assessment. Say our Parkinson’s client’s adult children are arguing about whether to place him at a higher level of care or keep him at home. This would be a psychosocial problem and a family meeting initiated by you the GCM or aging professional would be the intervention in your care plan. Perhaps our older client is living with an older woman companion and the adult children suspect her of trying to get their father to change his trust in her favor. That would be a psychosocial problem and the solution would be to identify your Parkinson’s client elder law attorney and, with the adult children’s consent, set up a meeting with the family and the elder law attorney to discuss their concerns about fiscal elder abuse. You do a geriatric depression scale and find your elderly Parkinson’ client is depressed. Your psychosocial intervention may be to make an appointment with his physician and have him evaluated and to identify some activities he could take place in that would increase his quality of life and decrease his depression.