Reason why we need care plan
We need care plan because we want to meet service user goals to avoid mistake, mix up of clients, giving wrong information, getting facts right. For instance if in a care home I work, we have two Mrs. Shaw one is obese and the other is diabetic and I am both of them care worker I would need a care plan for each service user to make sure I don’t make mistakes, such as giving the wrong medication and giving wrong information to both of them also putting their priorities first making sure I have plans of what is most important for both of them such as having a dietician but because there both might need a dietician I would probably need a photo of both patient to add in the plan to avoid mix up and mistakes of identifying, especially asking what they both like and don’t like and putting it own in the plan this is important because if other care worker wants to work with them they would be able to know more about the two Mrs. Shaw and also differentiate which one is which.
Having a care plan is not just for care worker to know, but for the service user to know what going on as well for example if the nurse said something about the service user the care worker should pass the message to the service user as well for them to know about their health however care worker has to read the information and understand it before passing it to the service user because if care worker done understand and went on and gave the wrong the message that very bad and upsetting if it’s a service user that just getting better the massage could bring them down which make cause something like heart attack and depression etc this is where Maslow Hierarchy comes in care plan and why it is important So care worker should get facts right before sharing messages to clients.
Care Standards Act 2000 is the law that care planner/care worker has to comply with to help a service user. This act is to help with provisions and also the act covers some protection for vulnerable people in the care home, having good equipment and protecting, facilities and good materials for service user.