Life Care Planning Services
Living with a disability has been shown to have enormous life-long costs for personal care, clinical nursing care, medical treatment and rehabilitation needs.
The Life Care Plan is a comprehensive document that has been widely-used throughout the United States since the early 1980’s to assist the legal profession and insurance providers to more accurately identify and justify the lifetime additional costs living with a disability.
The Life Care Plan is more than just another medico-legal report because it can also be used as a dynamic case management tool as well as assist financial advisors to determine the most appropriate investment strategies that need to be put into place after a claim settles – therefore truly offering the client a “whole of life plan”.
One of the essential elements to constructing an accurate Life Care Plan is for the Life Care Planner to be intimately familiar with the needs of the client for whom the plan is being prepared.
It is easy for most competent allied health professionals to construct a generic list of expenses (and many of our competitors claim that they are able to offer this service), but it requires extensive experience and additional specialist training in order to accurately plan for the life-long needs of an injured person – particularly if this information needs to be defended in Court.
Lighthouse Health Group is the only healthcare consultancy operating in Australia to employ three Internationally Certified Nurse Life Care Planners and is committed to on-going professional development in this highly-specialised area of medico-legal rehabilitation practice.
Our Life Care Planners have prepared Life Care Plans in Australia, Norway, Singapore, the United States of America, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Each of our Life Care Plans are systematically researched and peer reviewed to ensure that the individual’s unique circumstances are fully-understood and accounted for.
Key areas that are addressed in a Life Care Plan include:
- Medical, psychological, therapeutic and social intervention needs
- Allied health, orthotic and prosthetic equipment
- Past care, future personal care or nursing care and domestic care requirements
- Staff requirements, aids and appliances, physical environment and home modifications
- Provision for travel support requirements
- Educational and vocational needs
- Medical supplies
- Potential complications
In summary, a Life Care Plan brings together in the one document, information and costs that would traditionally have been found in numerous allied health expert reports.
Our Life Care Planners are qualified to liaise with other healthcare professionals to assist in identifying any items and/or services that may have been overlooked and will ensure that duplicate costs are eliminated.
The best way to fully understand the benefits that a Life Care Plan can offer you and your client’s case is to be shown a range of ‘active’ plans.
Please contact our Director – Medico Legal & Rehabilitation Services and she will be happy to arrange an ‘obligation-free’ orientation session with you.
Make sure you engage a certified Life Care Planner to prepare your Life Care Plan.