It’s important to monitor your health as you age as it can help you identify medical concerns beforehand. It can help you tackle underlying issues efficiently, and you can start your treatment as soon as possible. Managing your health and wellness as an older adult can be challenging. If you need assistance, Andrea Bendig can make a customized geriatric care plan.
Here’s all you need to know about our geriatric care plans for our patients in Maryland.
Are you an older adult or responsible for caring for someone who is? If yes, a geriatric care plan is crucial for you.
Geriatric care plans completed by a registered nurse are person-centered, holistic, and include the client’s wishes with a goal to improve care and achieve optimal health and wellness. Nursing care plans consider all diagnoses, level of functioning, mental health status, medications, the environment, and the client’s support system. A home visit is completed wherever home is; independent living, assisted living, or memory care facility.
You may not realize it, but aging is a risk factor for various medical conditions, from physical to psychological. A geriatric care plan is a crucial part of planning for future health. It provides a road map for what older adults must do to stay healthy. The plan ensures you or your loved one is well-informed about medical requirements, and it will provide education about medical diagnosis, medications, and treatment options.
A registered nurse completes a 2-hour comprehensive assessment and environmental screening, with a holistic approach. A holistic nursing assessment focuses on more than one physical condition. It evaluates psychological, spiritual, and social status as well because these factors are all intertwined to make up a whole person.
A physical exam with vital signs is completed and medical history is obtained so there is a clear understanding of the current and past health conditions. This identifies needs and risks correctly. Once all the information is gathered, a plan with detailed instructions is generated.
This geriatric care plan may include instructions such as following up with a specialist to address a diagnosis, dietary changes, incorporating exercise, or making environmental changes to allow one to age in place safely. The client’s support system is informed of the plan because a team approach achieves better outcomes.
A registered nurse completes a 1-hour visit with a focused nursing assessment, environmental screening, and review of the care plan. The care plan may be revised based on needs and risks.
Individuals who’re aged 65 years or older can use our geriatric care planning services to understand their medical needs and options. Andrea Bendig has worked with many older adult patients, and she is an expert in creating geriatric care plans tailored to the patient’s individual needs.
The follow up visits vary from patient to patient as the number of visits depends on your specific needs. These visits can be completed at different intervals, but a monthly visit is typically recommended.
One of the biggest challenges in caring for an older adult family member or friend is drafting an effective geriatric care plan that addresses their medical needs and supports their lifestyle. Andrea understands these challenges, and she can help you achieve a customized plan. She’ll help you find the best medical options for your loved ones, and provide advice on how to achieve optimal health and wellness while considering safety.
As an expert, she’ll help you create a plan that takes into account the patient’s medical history, personal preferences, and current medical condition. Her extensive planning processes will ensure your loved one receives the best medical care. Andrea also provides a free fifteen-minute initial phone consultation to help you understand how she works hard to make sure you are well-informed about your medical care and how she will support you throughout the aging process.
Ready to take the next step? Contact us for more details about her services.