To create a care plan, the next step is to sort through these data in your completed your functional and psychosocial assessments. You are like detective Sherlock Holmes or, if you are female GCM, Holmes fictional wife Mary Russell , portrayed in mystery author Laurie King’s series on Holmes.
This is where you, like detective Mary Russell, sift through clues, leaving no stone upturned, to ensure that all evidence to create the care plan has been taken into account before reaching conclusions. You must examine the clues closely.
Talk to each person in the older clients’ formal or informal support system and make sure all evidence is examined. Everyone has a different version of what happened to bring the client to you with a crisis you must solve.
. Analyze the client’s problems from all perspectives and then synthesize all the opinions into one truth, which will form your professional opinion. Collect all the data, through the assessments and one to one conversations and then look at each person’s point of view to come up with your own professional GCM point of view, which will be your care plan.