A Life Care Plan is a document that identifies a person’s future medical needs related to an accident or injury and provides a cost for those needs.
Certified Life Care Planners evaluate patients who have chronic illness or medical needs related to an accident or injury, analyze medical records, perform research, collaborate with treating or expert physicians, and create a plan for future care needs with associated costs. Life care planning experts also review plaintiff life care plans and work with medical experts to provide opinions on future care needs.
The cost of life care plan varies depending upon the severity of illness or injury, amount of medical treatment received, and the ability to meet with the evaluee, but these can range from approximately $7,000 to $12,000.
A vocational assessment determines how an injury has impacted an individual’s ability to work and earn money through an evaluation of the individual’s ability to work, what jobs they can perform, what accommodations they may need, whether they will benefit from additional training or education, and the availability of specific jobs where the individual lives. It then identifies pre-injury, post-injury, and future earning capacity.
The cost of a vocational assessment varies depending upon the severity of illness or injury, the amount of medical treatment received, the amount of vocational testing required, and the ability to meet with the evaluee, but these can range from approximately $7,000-$12,000.
A Functional Capacity Evaluation is a set of tests used to identify a person’s physical abilities and functional endurance, that assists in determining ability to work or return to work.