What is the goal of a Life Care Plan?

A Life Care Plan is a document that outlines both medical and non-medical needs of an individual over their lifetime related to their specific disability. It provides a framework that individuals can use to better understand their own disability and how to appropriately manage their own care. It lays out the recommendations provided by the patient’s healthcare treatment team to help him/her reach their maximum potential within the limitations of their newly acquired disability. ┬áBy following the necessary recommendations, it can also help reduce potential complications a person may experience by outlining appropriate care and management of an individual’s unique disability.