Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook by Debra E. Berens, Roger O. Weed

By Debra E. Berens, Roger O. Weed

Taken with prioritizing and dealing with the spectrum of companies for individuals with severe scientific difficulties and their households, lifestyles care making plans has advanced into a complicated perform. Evolving with the sector, this moment variation of a bestseller offers a accomplished source for pros and shoppers who have to clear up the advanced therapy difficulties of existence care making plans. The ebook comprises details for the sufferer, relations, care services, and everybody all in favour of coordinating, assessing, comparing, and tracking useful companies. It deals an outline of matters appropriate to chose disabilities whereas educating readers concerning the roles a variety of pros play.

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Also, some treating physicians are not experts in the particular disability or are reluctant to provide recommendations, in which case it may be appropriate to arrange for specialty evaluations by other medical professionals. There is a special note that should be made with regard to medical foundation for cases that have some or many medically based needs. There are people who are not physicians who claim that they need not have any more medical foundation than their own experience. There are others who assert they merely are administratively writing down the notes dictated to them by physicians and are not making independent judgments about the efficacy of recommendations.

For example, technological advancements and market forces have led to the development of a wide array of adaptive equipment. Envir onmental control systems allow individuals with virtually any consistent motor activity to control electronic devices and access and use computers, including the Internet. There are now numerous wheelchair options. Powered chairs can be navigated with a variety of inputs, and many power chairs have a self-reclining option. There are even power chairs that can climb stairs.

693 Lewis E. fm Page xxxiii Thursday, April 8, 2004 9:39 AM Contents Ⅲ xxxiii 29 Technology and Life Care Planning .................................................. 707 Randall L. Thomas 30 Life Care Planning Resources............................................................. 721 Julie A. Kitchen and Elizabeth Brown 31 Medical Equipment Choices and the Role of the Rehab Equipment Specialist in Life Care Planning ..................................... 741 Paul Amsterdam 32 The Commission on Health Care Certification (CHCC): Credentialing in Life Care Planning Service Delivery .....................

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