My disclaimer: I'm just an Activity Director (BS, ADC)... not a consultant, not a state surveyor... but in my years in this position  (since 1995) I've never had any problems with care plans when the state comes.

I welcome your notes and additions-
please email me
if you have something to contribute!

Activity Professionals Online:
Care Plans
Nobody likes them... but we all have to write them.
I've found that the various consultants and speakers I've heard all have different opinions- one even told me to make generic care plans, run them through the copier, and then just fill in details for each specific resident. I didn't agree with that idea, but it is tempting... what a time saver that would be!



I've searched all over the net, but there don't seem to be too many sites out there
about care planning.  I did find a few, though, that had some good information:





I do, however, tend to find that I write the same types of care plans pretty often.  I try to make them as personalized as I can, but many of them have the same themes. 
 
And so, without further ado, here are some generic versions
of care plans that I write frequently.....
(More to come later!)

Problem Statements and Goals:
(see list of interventions below)

#1. Problem/ Need: New resident, needs to meet others & become involved in recreational activities.
          Possible Goals:
                     R will spend 10min per day out of room in social area AEB staff observations.
                     R will be active in recreational activities of choice a min of 3x per week.
                     R will express satisfaction with activity level at each review.


#2. Problem/ Need: Resident prefers to stay in room, not interested in groups or socializing with other res; needs recreational activities.
          Possible Goals:
                    R will be active daily in bedside activities of his/her choice.
                    R will express satisfaction with activity level at each review.
                    R will have bedside activities of choice available daily.


#3. Problem/ Need:  Resident disrupts group activities (specify how); needs 1-1 attention for recreational activity.
          Possible Goals:
                    R will be active in activities of choice a min of 3x weekly.
                    R will have the opportunity to participate in small group activities with residents
                              of similar functioning level weekly.


#4 Problem/ Need:  Resident spends a majority of time on bedrest; dependant on staff for activities/ stimulation.
          Possible Goals:
                    R will maintain ability to respond to stimulation AEB           . (eye contact,
                                                                                                                                            appropriate verbalization, other)
                    R will have sensory stimulation daily.

#5 Problem/Need:  Resident is at risk for decreased activity level due to health status.
          Possible Goals:
                    R will maintain present activity level AEB participation records.
                    R will express satisfaction with activity level at each review.
                    R will continue to be involved in activities of choice with adaptions made to
                              compensate for        .  (hand tremors, poor vision, etc.)

                    




                                        


This page was last updated on: April 18, 2006

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My disclaimer: I'm just an Activity Director (BS, ADC)... not a consultant, not a state surveyor... but in my years in this position  (since 1995) I've never had any problems with care plans when the state comes.

I welcome your notes and additions-
please email me
if you have something to contribute!
Frequently Used Interventions:
                    * Provide R with schedule of activities; encourage R to "come and watch" those of interest without pressure to participate.
                    * Use names of self and others often in conversation to assist R in remembering.
                    * Visit 1-1 with R in room (XX) times weekly.  Provide a variety of sensory stimulation, ie: scented lotion, XXXX (type) music, reading, etc.
                    * Introduce R to other residents with similar interests.
                    * Include R in snack carts, pet visits, and other room-to-room type activities as he/she accepts.
                    * Honor R's right to choose own activities.
                    * Seat R close to group leader to facilitate clear hearing/ vision.
                    * Provide cues/ prompts to facilitate active participation.
                    * Provide reading material, stationary, radio, books on tape, or other requested materials for independent use by resident.
                    * Schedule visits with a volunteer with similar interests to       . (play cards, read the Bible, etc.)
                    * Contact church of R's choice to arrange clergy visits.

                    
                    

This page was last updated on: April 18, 2006