Make Interventions Doable
Interventions in a care plan need to be doable. Let’s take for example with Mr. Jefferson the client we have used in my You Tube on Dual Assessment . In creating care plan interventions for him, as an aging professional or geriatric care manager, you want Mr. Jefferson to accept your intervention of having a replacement for careprovider Sally, his live in 80 year old companion, to do ADL’s and IADL’s 4 days a week. After all he is mentally competent and very attached to Sally and could reject your intervention.
How do you make this doable? What you as an aging professional or geriatric care manager may use to convince him to ” do this” is what I said in the You Tube about him – he would rather die than burden Sally. If you can convince Mr. Jefferson that by relieving some of the care for him four days a week, this will relive Sally’s burden. This will also mean conferring with Sally and having her agree to this intervention and get her buy in.
Then this must mean having a small meeting with Sally and Mr. Jefferson where consensus can be reached that they both agree to this intervention and that Mr. Jefferson is willing to pay for this private duty care provider. A geriatric care manager or aging professional would also reach out to the adult child who hired you, Alice, and explain your strategy and reasoning to her. As she is worried about Sally’s health, this would be a way to show you that you are working professionally to answer both her and her Dad’s needs along with Sally’s.
It may be that the family, Sally and Mr. Jefferson, may want you to interview the care providers and recommend which one they should hire. So, remember to create a solution based on facts derived from your assessments plus the art of convincing the client to accept your intervention. This makes the solution doable.