Historically the Life Care Plan has been used in settings reserves for insurance companies, assisting workers’ compensation companies with assessing future care costs associated with work-related disabilities, estimating the cost of future care for health care companies, and providing the client and family with an outline of future care (Deutsch & Sawyer, 2003; Weed & Field, 1994). In the event of that adequate funding is available, the life care plan can become the road map for care
The Rehabilitation Plan:
Life care plan methodology requires deliberate organized, evaluation, and interpretation of patient-specific information to develop a comprehensive rehabilitation plan that includes necessary information to project future expenses.
Our Life Care Planning Methodology:
Like most people, individuals with chronic health conditions or catastrophic injuries want to be able to plan for the future. To do so means they and their family members must understand and anticipate future needs such as wheelchair replacements, medical interventions, supplies and medications and the associated cost. The life care plan provides an organized, easy to read report that charts individual specific future needs. Including the cost allows for the development of a financial plan that helps families or insurers budget for these needs. (Source: Community of Life Care Planners web site.)
A life care plan is a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research, that provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs, with associated costs, for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs. Combined definition Intelicus/University of Florida and IALCP.