When editing the first draft of your geriatric assessment, use very respected care manager Phyllis Brostoff’s criteria to help you create an actionable care plan
- Are your solutions affordable? In your geriatric assessment, you discovered that Miss Havisham has about $1 million in assets and her nephew Mr. Dickens who has power of attorney for her for finances, is open to spending the money on care and services his aunt . So it seems you have an affordable care plan.
- Are your solutions acceptable? Will Mr. Dickens pay for a 7-day live-in? Ask him. Will Mr. Dickens carry through with all the interventions you are recommending to him? Did you discuss these recommendations with him? Will Ms. Havisham be noncompliant with another doctor? Will she accept a care provider? You can check whether some of these interventions are acceptable just by asking the client and family members. Whether interventions like the ones created for Ms. Havisham are acceptable will depend on whether the GCM can work with the client during care monitoring visits, as well as the quality of the care provider. Some of these interventions take time to become acceptable to the client.
- Is your plan care plan doable? Can Mr. Dickens get Ms. Havisham to the mental health assessment at the community hospital? Will Mr. Dickens follow through, or is his relationship with aunt so strained that Ms. Havisham might not go with her? Would it be better to have the GCM take Ms. Havisham?
- Learn more about 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 . Get 1.5 CEU’s from NACCUM.