What is a nursing care plan? A nursing care plan is an outline of the care that will be provided to an individual. After an assessment is performed, diagnoses are matched up with actions that a health care professional will follow to help alleviate or support the patient’s health risks. The purpose is to guide nurses in the care they provide and to aid in evaluating the effectiveness of that care. Care plans are not solely for the use of nurses. They are meant to lead all who are involved with a patient’s care.
Characteristics of a nursing care plan:
Dementia care recipients should have a nursing care plan. The loss of brain functions such as memory and language require special attention as the patient may not be able to perform daily activities as they once did. If you are the caregiver of a person who has dementia, you may be a part of the team that creates the nursing plan. The following is a brief outline of the initial process:
Make sure there is a nursing care plan for dementia patients in place for your loved one. Having such a plan can lead to better outcomes and helps to make sure everyone is on the same page. It is a good reference for all people involved in caring for the patient. MAS Home Care can help – contact us today.