Friday, November 17, 2017

Care Plans Help Both Older Adults and Caregivers

"Developing and maintaining a care plan will help you balance both your life and that of the person to whom you are providing care!
Are you a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or another chronic health condition? Caregivers are often family members or friends of a person who is in need of care. Caregivers may manage everything from medications and getting dressed in the morning to doctor appointments, social events, and meals.

What is a care plan?

A care plan is a form[1.48 MB] that summarizes a person’s health conditions and current treatments for their care. The plan should include information about:
  • Health conditions
  • Medications
  • Healthcare providers
  • Emergency contacts
  • Caregiver resources..."

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