Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesdays with Elders - Care Plan Meetings

If your Elder is in a nursing home, every three or four months the facility will hold a Care Plan meeting. The staff ( nurses, physical and occumpational therapists, social worker, etc) that takes care of your Elder meets to discuss the Elder's care and if changes are needed. The meetings are usually 15 minutes or less.

Your Elder's healthcare proxy and other family members are invited to attend. Attendance is not mandatory, but it's a good way for you to get to know those involved in your Elder's care. As your Elder's advocate, you also have the opportunity to voice concerns about treatment, ask questions, or offer insight into personality.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you found a good nursing home. I know that's not always the case.