Balance Risk and Reward in a Person-Centered Care Plan

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - June 12, 2017

Creating the comprehensive person-centered care plan required by the Final Rule revising the Medicare/Medicaid conditions of participation (aka the Mega Rule) is different than creating a traditional comprehensive care plan, says Anna Ortigara, RN, MS, FAAN, organizational change consultant for the Paraprofessional Health Institute (PHI) in the Bronx, NY. “Incorporatinmegag person-centered care into the care plan requires a shift in the way you look at what your team does.”

Here are the key steps that directors of nursing services (DNSs) and their interdisciplinary teams should take to ensure the end result of a truly person-centered comprehensive care plan that balances a resident’s rights with their clinical care needs: