Over recent years, the use of life care plans has expanded beyond litigation and into discharge planning, elder care, and a variety of other fields. This growth has increased the importance of life care planning standards of practice, which are essential for ensuring the accuracy of life care plans and optimizing patient outcomes.
If you’re an attorney involved in a personal injury case, it is critical that you turn to a life care planning expert who uses the most recent standards of practice. At Cardinal LifeCare Consulting, we are dedicated to creating evidence-based and objective life care plans in accordance with accepted standards of practice. Call us today at 724-487-0519 to learn more.
Life Care Planning: Standards of Practice Overview
The process used to develop a life care plan will impact its efficacy as a treatment tool for the patient and its value as evidence during settlement negotiations and litigation. At Cardinal LifeCare, we are meticulous in our approach to developing life care plans, and we always stay up to date on the latest standards of practice.
An important element of the life care planning standards of practice is to work with medical experts who have the required qualifications. At Cardinal LifeCare, we only turn to qualified specialists who:
- Have completed a relevant accredited program in nursing or a higher-level program in a medical field;
- Have current National Board Certification or professional licensure;
- Have the necessary educational requirements to assist with the patient’s specific needs;
- Have the required knowledge of human physiology and anatomy, healthcare delivery systems, pathophysiology, standards of practice, and clinical practice guidelines; and
- Continue their education to maintain their certification or practitioner’s licensure.
All of our life care plans are developed with the following goals in mind:
- To provide the necessary health education to the patient and other relevant parties;
- To outline alternative options for care, when applicable;
- To provide accurate information related to the cost of medical services and healthcare needs; and
- To outline measurable goals that can be used to evaluate the efficacy of the life care plan.
To learn more about life care standards of practice or about our life care planning services, call us today at 724-487-0519.