“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
Academy of Life Care Planners, 2003).
includes the development of a life care plan that identifies the individual’s needs
related to the injury/disability and provides information regarding the
associated costs. This service also
includes expert deposition and trial testimony regarding the plan.
Care Plan is divided into 17 sections.
Each section includes recommendations, the identity of the person
making each recommendation, the timeframe the recommendation is in effect, the
frequency of the recommendation or replacement schedule, the purpose and cost of the
recommendation, and any pertinent comments.
sections include: Evaluations, Diagnostic
Testing and Educational Assessments, Medical Care
Modalities (allied health), Home Care or
Facility-Based Care Needs, Medication
Needs, Supply Needs, Orthopedic
Equipment Needs, Orthotic or
Prosthetic Needs, Recreational
Equipment Needs, Aids for
Independent Function, Wheelchair
Accessories and Maintenance, Transportation
Furnishings and Accessories, and Architectural
additional document, “Potential Complications,” is provided.