The Client Care Plan

The client care plan is individualized for each client.  It is developed to help achieve the goals of care.  It lists tasks healthcare providers, including home health aides, must perform.  It states how often these tasks should be performed and specifies how they should be carried out.

The care plan is a guide to help the client attain and maintain the best level of health possible.  Activities not listed on the care plan should not be performed without permission from a supervisor.  The HHA care plan is part of this overall plan of care.  It must be followed very carefully.

It is important to make observations and report them to your supervisor.  Sometimes even simple observations are very important.  The information you collect, such as vital signs, and the changes you observe in the client, are both important in determining how that client’s care plan needs to change.