Long-Term Care Plan Tool Kit

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Project Overview

In this Course Project, you will develop a Long-Term Care Plan "Tool Kit" to use in the field of Health and Wellness. Your tool kit will contain templates and questionnaires that you create; it will also contain resources that you gather to support your patients/clients throughout the aging process. As such, it should help the person prepare for the later stages of their life.

Having the opportunity to assist a patient prepare a Long-Term Care Plan may help put things into perspective for the patient and family. This type of plan can be an invaluable resource for family members when dealing with long-term diseases, home care/long-term care facilities, end of life situations and to identify the wishes of the afflicted person. Information can change the course of events that can be viewed as an inevitable event in the lifespan.

Due Date

Your final project is due in Module 05. There will be individual assignments along the way. The module they are due is noted in the time line below.

Time Line








Rough Draft


Peer Review


Final Long-Term Care Plan Tool Kit


Your Long-Term Care Plan Tool Kit should contain materials that allow you to work with a patient/client from any of the age ranges listed below. In this way, you will be prepared to help individuals at any stage of their life.

  • Early Adult: 20-40 years old
  • Middle Age: 40-65 years
  • Older Age: 65+

The following are required components of the Long-Term Care Plan Tool Kit:

  1. Create assessments for collecting information about the topics below. They should determine past, present and potential health status of your patient/client. Be sure that each assessment has questions to accommodate patients/clients from any of the age ranges listed above.
    1. Current Health Status Assessment (Current medication lists, up to date information of the patient/client's medical team, etc.)
    2. Individual Nutritional Needs Assessment (Appropriate to the patient/client's age and stage in the lifecycle to promote/maintain good health)
    3. Lifestyle Assessment (Activity levels/types, eating habits, sleep habits, current living situation, etc.)
    4. Access to Healthcare Assessment (Identify current insurance, social security, retirement, information, etc.)
  2. Create blank questionnaires to gather patient/client information about the following:
    1. Current Cognitive Status (Alertness, Able to comprehend the events occurring in their life, etc.)
    2. Current Behavioral Status (Is mental illness a concern, will behavioral compliance be an issue?)
    3. Assisted living/in-home healthcare needs/wishes
    4. The Process of Dying (Identify the patient/client's wishes regarding artificial mechanisms to keep them alive)
    5. The Process of Death (Identify if the patient wishes to be cremated or buried, have a memorial service, wake and/or burial, what kind of services would they wish to have present -- i.e. veteran's services, etc.)
  3. Create Action Plans to help organize and implement the long-term care plan.
    1. Identify Goals (Establish short and long-term goals appropriate in each stage of the life cycle, take in to consideration family/social support, monetary requirements, potential health/behavioral changes that could arise, attach legal documentation information in the case that a power of attorney is required).
      1. Short-term
      2. Long-term
    2. Needs Assessment of your patient/client to implement these goals (what might they need specifically to put these goals into action)
    3. Monetary plan (Identify future needs, a budget and a plan)
    4. Legal Documentation Information (i.e. Power of Attorney, Written Will, Executor identified and distribution of assets identified, Trust funds, etc.)
    5. Family Support Network available (Identify resources within the family system)
    6. Patient Advocacy Information (List of resources to share with your patient/client on topics that are specific to the patient/client's needs)
  4. Patient Advocacy Information (Identify tools and resources to share with patients/clients regarding the topics below. Be sure to include those available locally and nationally.
    1. Illness-based support groups (i.e. Cancer) and social support networks available
    2. Assisted living options based on patient/client wishes
    3. Counseling support/resources options
    4. Legal resources identified
    5. Senior activities and services available within their financial capabilities

Tutor Answer

School: Carnegie Mellon University

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Author note

Current Healthcare Status
Name: Wayne Smith
Date of Birth: 1/01/1971
Gender: Male
Age: 46
Height: 5’1
Weight: 119 lbs
Home Address:
Phone Number: 514-123-321
Email Address: Waynesmithizer@msn.com

Do you suffer any cardiac issues? Explain when. NO
Do you suffer from any respiratory problems? Yes. I have acute asthma due to
prolonged motorcycle riding. I Dress warm and use of quick acting inhaler. Occasionally,
I use albuterol.
Do you have issues with your metabolism? NO
Do you have musculoskeletal disorders? NO
Are you currently under medication? If yes, list them. Not using meds currently. I use
albuterol as a mild beta agonist
Do you have any history with blood clots, aneurysm or stroke? If yes, provide info. NO

Every had a surgery? Please provide details and list dates. Yes. Knee surgery after
motorcycle accident on 4th March 1998.
Do you require a walking stick to walk? Yes
How are you living currently? Live with my wife and youngest daughter.
Nutritional Needs Assessment
Do you have special nutritional needs? Yes
Do you suffer from diabetes? Provide more info if Yes. NO
How often do you visit nutrionists? My wife is one.
How often do you take fruits or vegetables? Daily
Lifestyle Assessment
What is your current occupation? Senior Automotive Engineer at Ford Motors, California
What is your Average monthly salary? (Inclusive of all other sources) $120,000
How active are you? On a scale of 1-10: 6
Do you live alone? No?
Are you able to decide on your healthcare or lifestyle setting? Yes
Do you exercise? Yes, twice in a week for 1 hour.
Do you suffer from depression? No
Do you have problems sleeping? No
Do you have access to a motorbike or car? Yes. But I rarely ride motorbikes.
In what kind of house do you live in? Brick house with 1 floor.
Do you have problems moving within your house? No

Do you require assisted living? No
Do you require any home health services? No
Do you need help grooming yourself? No
Do you drink or smoke? I do not smoke. Drink occasionally.

Access to Healthcare Assessment
In case of an emergency, how fast can you access your doctor? At Most 15 Minutes.
What insurance plan are you under? United health
Are you under a retirement plan? Provide details. Yes. Under a pension plan from my
Do you have an advance directive currently in place? Yes
Provide Details about current Primary Care Physician:
Dr. Johnstone Kamau
1444 Yellowtide,
Nakuruland, California
Are you seeing other specialists? If so, provide details:
Thomas Otieno (Allergist)
2312 Newdrive,
Nakuruland, California


Assessment Questionnaires
Current Cognitive Status Assessment
Define your activity status:
Do you have history with depression?
Do you have history of suicide attempts or completions?
Are you able to comprehend events in your life?
Do you have trouble recalling things that have taken place recently?
Are you able to manage medication (if any) independently?
Do you need help with either public or private transport?
Are you able to effectively manage finances?
Current Behavioral Status Assessment
How often do you smoke or drink?
Do you get emotional support from family or friends?
How would you define your current concentration status?
How would you define your mood? Euphoric/Anxious/Calm/Manic/Depressed/Hostile
Have been experiencing sleep loss?
Have you experienced a weight gain/loss?
Define your social interaction status? Has it changed?

Have you experienced any addictive behavior, either substance, gambling, shopping or
Do you have any stressors : Relationship__


Job__ Finances__


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