Taking care of a senior can be an overwhelming, complicated process without proper planning. Developing a care plan can help ease the stress and ensure that your aging loved one’s needs are being met. Stemming from a geriatric assessment, a care plan assesses what preparations you need to take when caring for your loved one.
The purpose of a geriatric assessment is to assess the current and future medical, emotional, and social needs of an aging adult. It is typically conducted by a geriatric care manager or licensed social worker. A geriatric assessment should contain:
The geriatric assessment should help families and caregivers have a better understanding of the information they need to create a successful care plan for their aging loved one. A care plan “assesses an individual’s medical and social service needs, and then coordinates assistance from paid service providers and unpaid help from family and friends to enable persons with disabilities to live with as much independence as possible,” according to AARP. The plan should include information on the following:
Creating a care plan is a great first step to taking care of your loved one. Establishing a written plan helps you prioritize their needs and improve their overall quality of life. 1+1 Cares provides additional tips for making an elder care plan.
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