- One very useful tool to guide the delivery of care to a client is the individual plan of care.
- The care plan identifies client needs and sets out the level of services and care needed to meet those objectives.
- The care plan addresses all needs of the client including, but not limited to, communication, nutrition, hygiene, mobility and social interaction.
- The care plan identifies:
- Problems determined during the initial assessment;
- Client-centred goals as they relate to the identified problems including achievable outcomes; and
- Interventions or strategies aimed at achieving the desired goals.
- When regularly reviewed and updated, the care plan can provide accurate, relevant and consistent communication between all care providers.
To view a sample care plan click here.
Oral Health: Nursing Assessment and Intervention