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Create Your Care Plan A care plan is a tool for managing your care. In general, a good care plan captures the details of the procedure (including providers, location, medical team, and plans for recovery), any relevant health history and medical information, a list of identified care team members, and a list or chart of tasks to be completed, including how, when, and by whom.

CARE PLAN COMPONENTS ¨¨ Your demographics (date of birth, preferred name, address, phone number, etc.) ¨¨ Relevant medical history, medications ¨¨ Procedure details ¨¨ Care team ¨¨ Care calendar ¨¨ Advance directives (see page 22)

There are 3 basic steps to building and using a comprehensive care plan: 1. Identify Your Needs 2. Confirm Your Care Team 3. Implement the Plan The next sections will walk you through each of these steps, utilizing the worksheets provided at the end of this guide.

Identify Your Needs It can be challenging to acknowledge that you will need assistance or support, but it is in your best interest to plan for your needs realistically. As you prepare for and recover from your procedure, there are a number of tasks that may need to be completed by another person, or will be more successful with their involvement. For example, meal preparation: if you are trying to make a meal for yourself but are tired and dizzy, you might stop partway through or make a less nutritious meal than is optimal. We’ll discuss how to ask people to participate in your care plan in the next section. Identifying your needs first

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SAGE Care Plan Workbook  

This workbook provides a detailed overview of what to expect when undergoing a surgical procedure, and how to plan for a successful recovery...

SAGE Care Plan Workbook  

This workbook provides a detailed overview of what to expect when undergoing a surgical procedure, and how to plan for a successful recovery...

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