Life Care Plan
In the face of a complicated illness or injury, a methodical, and yet, dynamic process must be followed to ensure a full understanding is reached about current and future needs. Many times there are several specialists who must give input which must then be organized into a cohesive and understandable plan of care. In order to complete a life care plan, a comprehensive review of the medical, therapy, educational and other relevant records is undertaken. Research regarding the injury is also done to gain a complete understanding of the survivor's current and future needs. Then, the person with the injury or illness and available family members or caregivers are interviewed. Next, the treatment team is approached to gain their valuable input into the current and future needs of your client. The cost associated with the recommended care is also provided in a clear format. We often collaborate with the economist selected by the attorney at this point to determine future cost with inflation. Expert testimony is also provided regarding life care plans. Our team is experienced in deposition and trial testimony.
Life Care Plan Analysis
In addition to building life care plans, our consultants are skilled at analyzing existing life care plans developed for the injured client. This analysis can often help to raise important questions that need to be answered to ensure proper standards of practice are followed and plan conclusions are valid. With the experience of building over 400 life care plans, we understand the difficulty in providing a quality life care plan and can easily identify areas of concern.
Life Care Plan Updating
Life care plans also need reviewing and updating when time has passed and/or the patient's status has changed. This is especially important when the life care plan is developed at an age prior to adulthood. Transitioning from dependence to independence may require revisions in care planning so that optimal quality of life is maintained while ensuring that safety is maintained. Many changes can occur as a survivor ages and faces medical intervention, therapy and complications related to their disorder. These changes can be creatively addressed with the survivor's unique needs and lifestyle in mind with the help of a life care planner.
Quality of Life Advocate
Focusing on the areas of life that are most important to YOU, we can help you find the community specific resources you need to move forward. We act as an educator and guide for non-medical issues such as improving your social life, finding satisfying work, and being part of your community. We understand that, while life changes after catastrophic injury, it should also be lived to its fullest potential. Schedule your in-person or video conference evaluation today.