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Florence Plan of Care

A Plan of Care is an agreement between you the client and our agency, Homewatch CareGivers of Florence/Muscle Shoals and all of West Alabama to help you manage your health day to day. It is a written document that records your current health condition and it includes your directives for how our caregivers will provide daily services.

The Plan of Care is designed to help our clients and their loved ones, rather than the physician and other healthcare workers that look after you. We coach and encourage all new clients to say what's important to you and that you're happy with any decisions that are put into the plan. Unless health and social care workers know what you want, they can't put it in.

Your home care service plan may include:

Bathing, Dressing, Grooming & Toileting

  • Bathing Assistance
  • Catheter/Ostomy Bag (Empty Only)
  • Comb & Set Hair
  • Denture Care Assistance
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Incontinence Care Assistance
  • Nail Care (File and Clean)
  • Oral Hygiene Assistance
  • Perineal Care
  • Skin Check
  • Toileting Assistance

Housekeeping & Laundry

  • Change Bed Linens
  • Clearing Clutter & Trip Hazards
  • Organizing Household Items
  • Vacuuming & Dusting

Meals

  • Cooking Together and Eating Together
  • Incorporating Food Preferences & Dietary Restrictions
  • Menu Planning
  • Nutrition & Hydration Oversight
  • Report Refused Nutrition/Hydration

Errands & Transportation

  • Dr's Appointments
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Outings

Medications

  • Adherence to Dosage, Time of Day, Dietary Guidelines & Activity Scheduling
  • Communication About Adherence & Adverse Side Effects
  • Medication Reminders
  • Remote Care Technology Medication Dispensers

Social Engagement

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cards & Board Games
  • Music & Movies
  • Outings & Social Activities with Friends and Family
  • Story Sharing & Reminiscing

Safety Precautions

  • Ambulation Assistance
  • Assistive Devices
  • Bed-Bound Repositioning
  • Fall Risk Evaluation
  • Full House Safety Evaluation
  • Remote Care Technology & Safety Alert Systems
  • Transfer Assistance (Bed, Car, Chair)

Quality Oversight

  • Care Plan Documentation
  • Caregiver Matching
  • Family Involvement in Plan of Care
  • Indepth Social History
  • Quality Assurance Visits

Lifestyle

  • Adherence to Smoking & Alcohol Reduction Recommendations
  • Routine Exercising
  • Sleeping Patterns

Care Communication

  • Communication with Family
  • Communication with Providers Coming into the Home (PT, OT, Home Health, DME, Oxygen)
  • Communication with Providers Out of Home (PCP, Specialist, Pharmacist, Clinic)
  • Dr Appointment Scheduling and Updates