With time I have learned the advantages to team work and the challenges of communications in any care facility. There are not only departments representing the skills of care but three shifts of people needed to staff 24/7 care.
Too few families either cannot or do not involve themselves in the care facility era making these quarterly reviews more important for patients and families than any compliance with law.
Cognitive impairment can prevent many patients from directing their own care. The law can make facilities sit down and talk but it cannot make caregivers and families attend.
Come to think of it, how many homecare situations really take time to “review” and “plan”? Speaking for myself I was too busy juggling parenting, homemaking, working, and scrambling to keep up with progressing Multiple Sclerosis.
From Patti’s perspective Care Plan Reviews are always positive because they mean an earlier and longer outing, since they are scheduled in early afternoon.
On a gorgeous February afternoon there is nothing quite like enjoying a smoke with a duck.