The professional team at ADM can help you plan thoroughly for the future of the chronically ill or injured individual. Our team identifies the current and future needs and related costs for individuals with complex medical issues. Our life care plans detail the needs of an individual throughout their lifespan based on probable medical needs. We are strongly committed to producing thorough and objective plans. Careful consideration is given so that our life care plans communicate clearly to attorneys, jury members, families, insurance carriers, financial planners, and economists.
What is a Life Care Plan?
According to the agreed-upon definition, “The life care plan is a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis and research, which provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs with associated cost for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs.” (International Conference on Life Care Planning and the International Academy of Life Care Planners. Adopted 1998, April.) It is a way to plan for the lifetime needs of an individual with a disability.
According to life care planning methodology, topics which are considered for inclusion in a life care plan include evaluations, therapies, diagnostic testing, medical and adaptive equipment, aids for independent functioning, prescription and nonprescription medications, home care/facility care, routine medical care, transportation, architectural modifications, potential complications, surgical intervention, and vocational services. There is a standardized procedure for gathering information to develop a life care plan, including doing an interview with the client and family members, reviewing medical records and supporting documents such as depositions, day in the life videos, school records, employment records, and tax returns, consulting with treatment providers and/or experts, and researching costs and sources for treatment.
Life care plans are used in workers’ compensation claims, civil litigation, mediation, reserve setting for insurance companies, discharge planning, Medicare set-asides, elder care, and other arenas. Life care planning is an established field with national certifications, professional organizations, research, role and function studies and published standards of practice.
The values for each future care recommendation are itemized, researched and documented according to standard Life Care Planning methodology, as defined by the International Academy of Life Care Planners. Our Life Care Planners have the qualifications and knowledge required to defend the reports if litigation is necessary.
A Life Care Plan Can Be Helpful For:
- Traumatic and Anoxic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Birth Injuries
- Neck and Back Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Upper and Lower Extremity Injuries
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Dental Injuries
- Multiple Trauma
- And more…
If you would like additional information on ADM’s Life Care Plan service and how we may further assist your claim, please call 866-491-5199, ext. 100 and we will be glad to address your questions.