When a Kansas City family member receives a diagnosis of dementia, there are a host of new issues that crop up. All kinds of new medications, routines and behaviors can be expected. How can a caregiving team stay updated?
Planning, Planning, Planning
Tim Tholen, CEO and Founder of Thoughtful Healthcare and its affiliates in Kansas City reveals one of tricks of the homecare trade: creating a Plan of Care. You can learn how to create this important resource in our “Plan of Care” video.
Why Create a Plan of Care?
A Plan of Care is a tremendously useful document that can save hours of headache and miscommunication. And when the time comes for professional care, a Plan of Care is immediately useful for in-home caregivers, such as the trained professionals from Kansas City Home Care.
What Is in a Plan of Care?
A Plan of Care contains all of the important daily information such as the schedule, a list of medications, which activities the loved one likes to engage in, and emergency contacts to call. A master schedule or calendar is helpful. Creating a sharable document is a way to keep family updated, and makes visits easier.
Ultimately, a plan of care is a document that is used by family members and caregivers to assimilate and organize all of the important information relevant to the person with dementia. Once the Plan of Care has been set up, family members and caregivers can update it and edit it as needed.
Kansas City Home Care is here for your in-home care needs. Call us for more information about bringing professional care for your loved one into your home.
Watch “The Plan of Care” video below.
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