Unpaid Family Caregivers administer medicine and handle numerous other clinical care tasks in the home.   This guide provide sUFCs with details on preparing for and managing clinical care in a home setting, from information on what care plans really mean to record keeping.

1. What is a clinical care plan?

  • Who writes them?
  • How do they work?
  • Why are they needed?

2. What is a discharge plan?

  • Who writes them?
  • How do they work?
  • Why are they needed?

3. What can make clinical care plans fail when you get home?

4. How do you ask questions? How you learn what you need to know to make a clinical care plan work

5. How can making a clinical care plan work in the home make everything else you do not work and how to you fix that?

6. What should your job be? Balance time, need, and your skills

7. Getting the “clinical care team” to work with you

8. Working with paid care workers supporting clinical care

9. Issues

  • Multiple doctors
  • Conflicting diagnoses and treatments
  • Multiple medications –Polypharmacy, Conflicts and Duplications,
  • The Pharmacist as Savior
  • Communicating
  • Record keeping