You need a Care Plan when you start having to explain to others how best to support your elder. If other family members offer help while you’re elsewhere *yay*, it saves you having to explain what to do. The care plan also expresses the current preferences of the person needing extra care.
I’d like to highlight what I think is one of the most important parts of a ‘care plan’. The bit that attempts to convey a little of the life history, passions, interests and preferences of the person being cared for. That way helpers don’t just see an ‘old person’, they see an individual.
We hope your Christmas was peaceful, no one needed a hospital admission and everyone got some well earned rest and recreation. If you were working over the period at all, in vital services like the NHS, emergency services or caring > thank you very much. Any resolutions?
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